Valdosta Daily Times

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February 21, 2012

New memories of ‘Motown Magic’

SAINT LEO, Fla. — The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Presenter Series has long brought a touch of Broadway and Las Vegas to South Georgia.

This week, the Presenter Series brings a Vegas-style production of a Motor City original. “Motown Magic” gathers tribute performances of Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Nate Evans Temptations Revue, and the Four Tops. Together, these acts re-create the classics that made the originals famous in an act similar to Vegas’ Legends in Concert shows.

Each year, the Presenter Series brings four to five professional, touring shows to Valdosta. Already this season, the Presenter Series has hosted professional performances of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Damn Yankees.” The season wraps in a few weeks with a performance by the Flying Karamazov Brothers, a Vegas-style show of juggling, acrobatics, comedy and music for all ages.

The Valdosta Daily Times is a proud sponsor of these shows.

With “Motown Magic,” these tribute artists will lead the audience on a journey down memory lane, a blast from the past, and a professional show with the potential of creating new memories in the years to come.

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Presenter presents “Motown Magic,” featuring the music of the Temptations, the Four Tops and Diana Ross & the Supremes, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St. Ticket: $45. Reservations, more information: Call 247-2787; or visit turnercenter.org

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