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Posted June 13, 2014 by Editorial Staff in 2014
 
 

2100 fill SF theater for Motown The Musical Sneak Peak

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Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2014
Location: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco
Pictured: Eric Wise (Owner, SpliceVine), Herve Ernest (Executive Director, sf|noir), MichaelD (Publisher, theREGISTRYBayArea.com), Thomas Simpson (Artistic Director, AfroSolo).
Photos by: Y’Anad Burrell

(San Francisco, CA)

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was determined to be on time for the ‘sneak peak’ of Motown the Musical at the Orpheum Theater yesterday. From dodging $30 parking lots to backing up quickly to grab the last ‘free meter on the street’, “I guess you’d say, what could make me feel this way”…..MOTOWN! As a child, I remember my Dad, who was a professional DJ at the time, had the hundreds of albums that were stacked on racks upon racks in the home, and the most memorable vision were those albums that had the ‘blue, red and yellow’ label. More than 2000 people packed the theater in great anticipation of the performance and KBLX’s own Nikki Thomas kicked things off with a ton of energy and excitement. She was definately in her Diana Ross moment, big hair and all.

Talk about ‘evergreen’ music, the stellar performance by the cast members took us down memory lane from singing Dancing In The Streets, Diana Ross’ To Love Again and the Temptations’ I’ve Got Sunshine On A Cloudy Day to the point of a standing ovation. Then to watch the reenactment of Berry Gordy, Jr. and Diana Ross fall in love in Paris was ‘butterfly fluttering’ and you absolutely felt you were right there with them. - Y’Anad Burrell..[Read more...]

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