The Pointer Sisters

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By Nikki Artale

Photos by Nikki Artale 

Pointer Sisters Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMryHYD8ImY

It was a thrill and a joy to go once again to see The Pointer Sisters live in concert at The Orleans. We were not the only ones who were excited, the entire audience showed their love for the ladies with their thunderous applause. It was hard to keep seated because of their high energy singing and dancing and everyone was up and out of their seats. You had to stand and clap as people were flocking down to the stage just to be close to them. It didn’t matter what age they were, young and old, they were down at the stage.

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 Pointer Sisters in Concert Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsyC900xwo4 

Ruth and Anita Pointer are so beautiful and their energy is like a 21 year old and I don’t know how they do it. Ruth Pointer shared with the audience that they have been doing this since the 1900’s, which got quite a laugh because they do not look or act their age.

They had a string of hits through the 1970’s and 1980’s. “I’m so Excited,” “Jump (For My Love),” “Slow Hand” and “Fire” are just a few of the songs that every loves hearing over and over again. Some times other artists perform their songs and they are honored by that.

The Pointer Sisters are stars who have won two Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Soul Train Hall of Fame and received a Star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Ruth’s granddaughter Sadako Johnson is the third Pointer of the group and she is absolutely stunning, talented and a delight to watch.

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Sadako Johnson

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Ruth Pointer

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Anita Pointer           

Pointer Sisters Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G7mClP9s3k 

You could feel the love in the audience as the show ended and Anita, Ruth and Sadako shook hands with everyone that had come up to the stage. They truly appreciate their fans and their loves shines through to everyone too. The show could have been longer because people did not want to leave and wanted more and more.

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After the show I went backstage with Linda Griner who is an old friend of the Pointer Sisters, going back to the days of Motown. They took the time to take pictures with everyone and catch up on old times.

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Sadako & Ruth

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Sadako, Ruth, Nikki, Linda & Anita

Anita’s granddaughter Roxie joined in the fun backstage with Linda and Anita.

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As the evening ended we said goodbye and watched as Ruth, looking absolutely fabulous in her jeans and hat, said her good byes.

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Touring is always on their calendar with visits to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. They will be welcomed with open arms for they have well earned their place in Pop Music history and also won a place in our hearts. We love them and they made us feel like family being around them. I can feel the love, admiration and respect they have for each other. Sisterly love is the greatest love you can have and they have that with each other.

nikkiheadshotNikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and has since been a contributing columnist for Vegas Community Online – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on her website www.ILoveLasVegasNV.net.

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

Aside from her lengthy experience in the entertainment industry she is also a successful Real Estate broker with 30 years of professional and dedicated services. She serves the greater Las Vegas area and has an in depth knowledge of the real estate housing market. She prides herself in giving excellent service to buyers and sellers with 100% of her time. You can contact her with the information below for any questions, comments or requests of services.

NikkiArtale@cox.net 702-279-7001

If you are Buying or Selling go to my real estate site to search the MLS for listings: Las Vegas Real Estate.

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