Up & Coming Weekly

January 08, 2019

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14 UCW JANUARY 9-15, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM e Givens Performing Arts Center presents "So Good for the Soul: A Tribute to Motown Music" Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. in Pembroke. "We are excited to start the new year with this nostalgic concert," said Chad Locklear, marketing director of GPAC. "It will feature a cast of about eight veteran entertainers and their bands." Locklear said some of the entertainers are former members of e Marvelettes, and some are past Broadway performers who have had leading roles in shows like "Dreamgirls," "Porgy & Bess" and "Show Boat." e show's director, musical director, choreogra- pher and costume designer have jointly won more than 25 of America's most prestigious theater awards. Cumulatively, the cast members have performed on recordings with more than 30 million record sales and have more than 40 years of experience. "It is a very talented cast of performers, and it is a tribute to Motown music (with) a lot of the songs everyone will be familiar with because folks have grown up with them," said Locklear. "ey are iconic songs by performers that everyone will be familiar with like Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight & e Pips, e Temptations, Four Tops, Ste- vie Wonder, Lionel Richie and many more." Locklear added that the show pays tribute to a lot of Motown performers and their songs throughout the 1960s and '70s. "We try to do concerts that are nostalgic and will appeal to our older generation, alumni and a wider audience," said Locklear. "is is one of those family- friendly shows that any age group can appreciate." Adding an extra bit of flavor to this show, there will be a themed meal before the performance. Tickets for the dinner will be sold separately. "ere is going to be a soul food meal prepared by our chef on campus and it will be held in the Chan- cellor's dining room," said Locklear. "e dinner will begin around 6 p.m. We've got a grant from the Robeson County Arts Council, e North Carolina Arts Council and McDonald's Rust Enterprises, and we are grateful that they are sponsoring us. We look forward to everyone coming out to enjoy the show." Ticket cost is $21-$36. For more information, visit www.uncp.edu or call 910-521-6361. Relive Motown's glory days at 'So Good for the Soul' by DR. SHANESSA FENNER EVENT DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Principal, WT Brown Elementary School. COMMENTS? Edi- tor@upandcomingweekly.com. 910 484-6200. Cumulatively, the cast members have performed on recordings with more than 30 million record sales and have more than 40 years of experience. 3-2102 LONGSTREET RD, FORT BRAGG, NC 28310 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC $25 IN ADVANCE • $35 AT THE DOOR PURCHASE TICKETS AT WWW.ALLENCONSULTINGFIRM.COM FOR MORE INFO & TICKETS CONTACT ALLEN CONSULTING FIRM, LLC AT 910.676.5109 JANUARY 19

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