Legends of Motown is a 14 piece ensemble of singers and musicians who pay tribute to The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, The Jackson 5 and more. The capacity crowd were encouraged to dance, sing, clap along to the music and were even given a lesson in how to do the infamous “stop” hand gestures for The Supremes mega-hit ‘Stop in the Name of Love’. The members in Legends of Motown definitely know how to make concert-goers feel like they’re part of the act and that endearing quality was well received.
Before performing their final number, the group expressed their condolences to the St. Catharines community, dedicating the show to 7 year old murder victim Nathan Dumas, a moving gesture that touched everyone in the room. After the show, the group gathered in the main lobby for a meet and greet, a nice personal touch.
I was joined by my usual partner in crime, Shelley Stewart. This was our fifth outing together at the Performing Arts Centre and the fifth time we enjoyed a delicious pre-show dinner at Gord’s Place (my kingdom for the recipe of those tasty dry Cajun chicken bites...my favourite menu item.)
Whether they looked like the real deal or not, Legends of Motown delivered a well choreographed show, packed with timeless hits that were truly crowd pleasing. An act definitely worth seeing again.
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