While their supporting cast have come and gone during the decades, Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson always have maintained the elemental heart of their longstanding ensemble known as Earth, Wind and Fire. Still recognized as one of the best-selling funk-soul bands of the 1970s, particularly for its 1975 masterpiece, “That's the Way of the World,” and its included tracks “Shining Star” and “Reasons,” was the band was instrumental alongside with James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, delivering horn-heavy arrangements and harmonizing vocals full of socially conscious optimism. Earth, Wind and Fire is scheduled to headline Innsbrook Pavilion on Wednesday, June 23, at 6 p.m. $21-$25.
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