This week, Ira spoke with Florence LaRue.
Florence LaRue, appearing with The 5th Dimension at the Cannery Casino Hotel January 21, is an original member and lead vocalist of the group.
Their classic songs include: “Up, Up, and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep At All,” “Wedding Bell blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” and the iconic “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In.”
THE 5th Dimension’s resume includes memorable performances on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre, Radio City Music Hall and multiple stages in casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Canada.
The group also boasts many television appearances over the past decades, including the Ed Sullivan Show, PBS performances, Good Morning America, The Grammy Awards show, and the Frank Sinatra Special (after a European tour with Mr. Sinatra).
The 5th Dimension has received many accolades for their performances, including induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, citations from cities across the nation, induction of “Up, Up and Way” and “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.