Night & Day — Ruth has enjoyed a tremendous career with hit singles and Grammy Awards and nominations. Today, the group still performs as a trio; June left the group in 2004 and passed away in 2006 shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer. June was only 52 years old.
When the group performs at the Seneca Niagara Casino this Saturday they will be with Sadako Johnson, June’s granddaughter.
“It’s very special, I certainly miss my baby sister June, but I feel her spirit every night.”
Ruth Pointer’s daughter has also performed with the group over the years, making the group truly a family affair.
Ruth and her sister Anita have been performing together for over 40 years, and Ruth still has tremendous passion in her voice when she talks about performing. A passion that continues to grow.
“I have a greater appreciation for the longevity we have. I feel great emotion every time I hit the stage.” When I was young, I took it all for granted. When you get older and face mortality you have a greater appreciation for all you have, and I am just so grateful I have been able to do this for a living for so long.”
Tickets for the Pointer Sister at Seneca Niagara Casino start at $35 and are available through Ticketmaster or at The Seneca Niagara Casino box office.Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.