WMU News

Temptations and Velvelettes return to Miller

Jan. 16, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The Motown Sound returns to Kalamazoo for one show only as the Temptations and Velvelettes take the stage at Miller Auditorium Friday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m.

For more than 40 years, the Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. They continue to perform legendary hits such as "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "My Girl," and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," as well as newer songs like "Treat Her Like a Day," and "Stay." Under the leadership of original member Otis Williams, the Temps are rounded out by Terry Weeks, Barrington "Beau" Henderson, Harry McGilberry and Ron Tyson, who carry the group's legacy forward.

Opening for the Temptations are the Velvelettes. The female vocal group has strong Kalamazoo and WMU ties, as well as a number of Top 40 hits from the 1960s, including "Needle in a Haystack." Formed at Western Michigan University in the early 1960s, the Velvelettes are one of three all-original Motown groups and one of the few "Girl Groups" still performing today with only original members.

Tickets range from $30 to $42 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo.

The performance by the Temptations and the Velvelettes at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by The Touch 1560 AM and Coca-Cola.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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