CULTURE

American veteran vocalist and activist Dionne Warwick at Athens Concert Hall next month

For more than four decades, Dionne Warwick’s voice has graced albums and world stages. The artist is now expected to grace the Athens Concert Hall on March 15. Born in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1940, Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968, becoming the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win in the Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance category. Performing live across the world, she rose to instant international stardom when she appeared at the Olympia Theater in Paris in a 1963 concert featuring Marlene Dietrich. Highly active in the fight against AIDS, her Grammy-winning single «That’s What Friends Are For,» has raised major funds for research, while she was named an ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2002. Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vas. Sofias, tel 210.728.2333, www.megaron.gr