Laughlin Entertainer: Ruth talks about "I'm So Excited", the many variety shows the group appeared on and more!
The Pointer Sisters
Billboard: How Ray Charles & The Pointer Sisters Set the Precedent for Beyonce's Country Grammy Campaign
Billboard: 12/13/16 By Natalie Weiner. While The Pointer Sisters took home Best Country & Western Vocal Performance by a duo or group for "Fairytale", Charles never won a country Grammy.
One of the most highly anticipated museums of the past decade, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening on September 24th on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Curated with equal parts celebration and somber reflection, the establishment chronicles the richness and diversity of the African American experience and how it helped shape this nation.
The museum's permanent collection includes a wide range of exhibits and installations, including everything from replicas of cabins inhabited by slaves to the iconic outfits worn by famous black change-makers. The museum also features African American achievements in music, with such items on display as Michael Jackson's fedora from the Victory tour, a dress worn by Whitney Houston and Prince's tambourine.
We are pleased to announce that among the many iconic artists featured as part of the exhibit, The Pointer Sisters are honored and excited to be included in the museum. If you visit, you'll see a photograph of the group pictured in 1975 holding their first Grammy Award!
More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the museum's official grand opening ceremonies. President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker.
UPDATE: Big brother Fritz Pointer proudly poses with the exhibit featuring his younger sisters, which highlights their Grammy win for their Country/Western hit "Fairytale", written by Anita Pointer and Bonnie Pointer.
A new review of "Still So Excited! My Life as a Pointer Sister". This reviewer writes, "As strange as it may sound, I felt a little closer to God after reading Pointer's excellent Still So Excited."
Springfield News-Leader/Part of the USA Today Network:(Print & Audio): Greg Holman's interview with Ruth Pointer. The group will perform on October 14th in Springfield, MO.
Pick up this week's Billboard Magazine (Issue date: 9/23) Ruth took part in an interview to discuss the group's part in Sesame Street's musical legacy. People are often surpised to find out that The Pointer Sisters are the voices behind the legendary "Pinball Number Count".
AUGUST 2016: Fans in Amsterdam and Belgium enthusiastically sang along and jumped during concerts at Nostalgie Beach Festival and at Paradiso. They continued to send their love and great reviews via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Thank you to our fans!
"Thank you to Ruth and her two girls for their fantastic show at Paradiso, Amsterdam! It was so uplifting, people were dancing, cheering. Ruth, your voice is still stunning. Keep doing what you're doing girl! Thank you for giving me a great night!" - XX Frank Tabbers via Facebook
"I saw the show 3 years ago when Anita was also there. It was amazing and that's why I went again. My God it was even better. I don't know what happened, but it was one of those legendary concerts where afterwards you say "I was there". Ruth, you were so touched and emotional from when you came on. We were sending you so much love and your daughter, Issa and granddaughter Sadako, they really stole our hearts throughout the show. For 41 years I'm a fan of The Pointer Sisters and I feel blessed to be a fan of such wonderful power woman family. What a joy you give us with your soul voices. For a moment, you brought heaven on earth here in the Paradiso Tempel. Love you and Thank you so much. - Peter Rombouts via Facebook
"The @PointerOfficial Sisters brought the house down tonight in @ParadisoAdam. Great energy." - Evert Groot via Twitter
"...Three generations of amazing energy! I was so excited, I couldn't hide it!" - thepotus via Instagram
PHOTOS: Ruth visited with Paul McCartney at Fenway Park in Boston! On 7/17 Paul played for 3 HOURS to a sold out crowd! Ruth gave Paul a signed copy of her book "Still So Excited! My Life As A Pointer Sister" and Paul gave Ruth an unforgettable night!