America’s Favorite Motown Legend
With Special Guest: Nationally-Known Comedian...Terry Tuff!
Don't miss one of the most iconic figures in American R&B, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend and Motown pioneer Smokey Robinson coming to DPAC Friday, April 5. Smokey Robinson is responsible for much of what is known as the ‘Motown sound,’ having written, produced and performed a vast number of the label’s signature hits. Over his five decade career, Smokey founded the Miracles, scouted talent like the Supremes for Motown, and he helped define pop-oriented soul with his smooth tenor voice, impeccable timing and profound sense of lyric.
The Miracles dominated the R&B scene throughout the 1960s and early '70s and in the mid-'60s Robinson became Vice President of Motown Records serving as in-house producer, talent scout and songwriter. He later turned to a solo career where he continued his tradition of hitmaking.
With over 4,000 songs to his credit, Smokey’s many Motown hits include his solo classics like “Cruisin’” and “Being With You”; the Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “Tears of a Clown,” and “The Tracks of My Tears”; the Temptations’ “My Girl” and “Get Ready”; Mary Wells’ “My Guy”; Marvin Gaye’s “I’ll Be Doggone” and many more. Covered by the Beatles (“You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”), The Captain & Tenille (“Shop Around”) and Ella Fitzgerald (“The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game”), Smokey was deservedly awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006.
Robinson has received numerous other awards including the Grammy® Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Howard University and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
8:00pm - Terry Tuff
8:15pm - Intermission
8:30pm - Smokey Robinson
All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. No one under the age of 5 admitted into the theater, and children must be able to sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests.