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Stephanie Mills has been a renowned vocal talent for most of her 55 years on earth. Her otherworldly voice helped her become a six-time Apollo Amateur Night winter at age 11 and star in two hit Broadway shows “The Wiz” and “Your Arms Too Short to Box With God,” as well as become one of the most notable hitmakers of the 80’s with songs like “I’ve Learned to Respect the Power of Love,” “Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’” and “Sweet Sensation.”

Though she’s continued her musical career through the last decade, Mills did take a hiatus after the birth of her son, Farad, who has Down syndrome. This holiday season, Mills released a single “So In Love This Christmas” that is available now via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. She is also touring and is available to interact with fans via Facebook (\legendaryStephanie Mills) and her Twitter account (\prettymill1).

“It’s been wonderful being back onstage and singing songs from all parts of my career,” Mills said. “So many people have asked me when I would have a new record out and I would just say soon. I was surprised because, so many times, people forget about you if you don’t have a new release! But then after the birth of my son Farad, I felt revitalized. I felt like singing and performing again.

I think I’m more creative musically and when I do a lot of my material now, I can relate to it more than ever. The experience in life make you sing differently.”

Mills is touring this winter on the “Colors of Christmas” tour and you can catch her this month in the following cities:

Dec. 11 & 12

Colors Of Christmas tour with Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

Davies Symphony Hall

8 p.m.

Dec. 14th

Colors Of Christmas

Star Plaza Theatre

8 p.m.

Dec. 16th

Colors Of Christmas

7:30 p.m.

Kravis Center


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