The Temptations to Perform at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center, 1/16

Members of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and one of Rolling Stone's top 50 bands of all time, The Temptations have four Grammy Awards, 18 #1 Billboard singles, 23 top ten singles, and 10 top ten albums. Over their 50-year history, The Temptations have become an institution noted for their precise choreography and blend of R&B vocals.

CAPA presents The Temptations at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., New Albany) on Thursday, January 16, at 8 pm. Tickets are $35-$55 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Corna Kokosing. The 2013-2014 Marquee Season is presented by the Limited Brands Foundation.

The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early '60s. It wasn't until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the Things You Do" turned them into stars.

An avalanche of hits followed, including "My Girl," "It's Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is only Skin Deep," and "I Wish It Would Rain."

The classic lineup of Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin became known for their fabulous singing, smooth stepping, and flawless presentations. "The Temptations Walk" became a staple of American style.

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