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The Temptations & The Four Tops Come To Brooklyn And Newark Photo The Temptations & The Four Tops Come To Brooklyn And Newark
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

See  two of the biggest musical legends of Motown- The Temptations and The Four Tops in New York on  Friday, December 9 at 8:00 pm at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn or in Newark, Saturday, December 10th at 8:00 pm in Newark at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

Interview: Karla Gordy Bristol's Labor of Love: MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MA Photo Interview: Karla Gordy Bristol's Labor of Love: MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE
by Gil Kaan - Sep 27, 2022

A descendant of Motown royalty, Karla Gordy Bristol will present Motown: Celebrating The Music, The Magic, The Love  October 1, 2022. This world premiere, created, produced and directed by Karla, will feature a panel and show that includes: Shelly Berger, Janie Bradford, Duke Fakir, William Goldstein, Iris Gordy, Brian Holland, Brenda Holloway, Thelma Houston, Miller London, Scherrie, Lynda  & Susaye (Former Ladies of The Supremes), Martha Reeves, Paul Riser, Claudette Robinson, Smokey Robinson and Otis Williams. Pat Harvey acts as master of ceremonies, with Shadoe Stevens announcing and Patrice Rushen as panel moderator. Karla managed to carve out some time to answer a few of my queries.

The Wallis to Present MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE World Premie Photo The Wallis to Present MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE World Premiere in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present the world premiere of Motown: Celebrating the Music, the Magic, the Love on Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7:00 pm, at The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.

The Temptations and the Four Tops Plus Special Guests Odyssey Announce Rescheduled UK Photo The Temptations and the Four Tops Plus Special Guests Odyssey Announce Rescheduled UK Tour Dates for 2022
by Michael Major - Jul 11, 2022

The Temptations and The Four Tops will be performing some of their most popular and award-winning songs that continue to inspire musicians around the globe. The Tamla Motown label broke down cultural and social barriers and The Four Tops and The Temptations were at the very forefront of that transformative period.

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Announces Additional Special Events for 202 Photo La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Announces Additional Special Events for 2022
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (BT McNicholl, Producing Artistic Director) announces that single tickets will go on sale today, Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11am PT for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s previously announced 2022-2023 “Season of Shows” which include Sally Struthers starring as “Frau Blücher” in Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, A FEW GOOD MEN, GREASE, THE KING AND I, and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.  Additionally, tickets are now on sale for all La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts newly-added “Special Events”-- including the triumphant hometown debut of country superstar GARY ALLAN,  the musically intoxicating DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS, plus the previously announced  THE POINTER SISTERS, “Dancing with the Stars” pros and finalists from “American Idol”  in DANCE TO THE MOVIES (featuring a special guest appearance by Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren), the legendary FOUR TOPS, and the extraordinary AMY GRANT!

Wake Up With BWW 6/2: PASS OVER Will Be the First Broadway Show to Return This August Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/2: PASS OVER Will Be the First Broadway Show to Return This August, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Today's top stories: Pass Over will be the first Broadway show to perform post-pandemic, Jordan Fisher will return to Dear Evan Hansen, and more!

The Four Tops Musical I'LL BE THERE! May Come to Broadway in 2022 Photo The Four Tops Musical I'LL BE THERE! May Come to Broadway in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021

The musical, titled 'I'll Be There!', is planning to come to Broadway, with producer Paul Lambert working alongside Fakir. It is currently aiming for an early 2022 opening. According to an insider, casting calls were recently held in Los Angeles, and the musical is now in rehearsals.

The Four Tops, Temptations & Odyssey Reschedule UK Tour to 2021 Photo The Four Tops, Temptations & Odyssey Reschedule UK Tour to 2021
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 30, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Temptations and The Four Tops Tour with special Guests Odyssey has been re-scheduled to October 2021. Tickets remain valid for the new dates.

Artist Rights Alliance Announces Music Council of Advisors Including Bette Midler, El Photo Artist Rights Alliance Announces Music Council of Advisors Including Bette Midler, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2020

The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), the artist-run, non-profit organization that championed the Music Modernization Act and CLASSICS Act, is leading the charge to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and initiated the creation of a COVID-19 resource guide for musicians, today announced the formation of a Music Council.

Four Tops & Temptations Announce Special Guest Odyssey for UK Tour Photo Four Tops & Temptations Announce Special Guest Odyssey for UK Tour
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 11, 2020

Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations have announced that Odyssey will join them as special guests on their UK tour in November. The UK chart-toppers have been confirmed as special guests for all dates except Liverpool. Native New Yorker was a UK Top 5 hit for Odyssey in 1977 and the trio fronted by Lillian Lopez followed up with a string of UK hits in the eighties.