"Before I Let Go," "Southern Girl," "Joy and Pain" -- everybody at (black) family social gatherings (like say CIAA?) knows these mamma-jammas. For almost 30 years, FRANKIE BEVERLY AND MAZE have created a unique sound and become the last of the great (and influential) R&B bands of the postmodern era. Even as younger generations take the urban airwaves, Beverly's Philly-bred silky tones still remain unrivaled. I'll be the dancing fool at courtside, bopping along to Maze's legendary funky soul. Bring your boogie shoes on down to Ovens Auditorium on Friday, MARCH 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50-60 available at www.ticketmaster.com or 704-522-6500.