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A Night Of Motown And Magic To Benefit The Monmouth Museum

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Motor City Revue

Published on March 08, 2012 with No Comments

Enjoy an evening of Motown sounds by the Motor City Revue on Saturday night, March 24 at the Brookdale Performing Arts Center and the “Art of Illusion” exhibition at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft.

Motor City Revue

The Motor City Revue, an 11-piece band, faithfully recreates that signature Motown sound, offering music lovers an authentic tribute to the artists and songs that defined a generation. A little more than half a century ago, a new sound took shape in and around Detroit that revolutionized the music industry. Today, the all-star Motor City Revue faithfully recreates that signature Motown sound…and, in the process, takes audiences on a journey back in time to where it all began. Although there are many bands that cover Motown tunes, few strive to match the vocal harmonies and instrumental mix that distinguished the original recordings.

Vocalist Layonne Holmes, a member of Tim McLoone and the Shirleys and Bob Bandiera’s Jersey Shore Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue, and bassist/musical director Gerald Carboy of David Sancious & Tone and Barry Miles & Silverlight fame, enlisted some of Jersey’s A-list musicians.

Band members include Holmes and Ricky Collins on vocals; Carboy on bass; Ralph Notaro, vocals and guitar; Arne Wendt, vocals and keyboard; David Anthony on drums; David Anthony; Rick Brunermer on Tenor sax; Trumpet: John Martin and Eddie Mendez on trumpet; Joe Grillo on baritone sax and Tommy Meares on trombone.

Motor City Revue will perform songs immortalized by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Supremes and countless others.

After the concert, enjoy refreshments and desserts and visit the “Art of Illusion” exhibition in the Museum’s Main Gallery. This juried exhibition features over 60 works in a variety of media that explore the links between perception, appearance and reality. Both two and three-dimensional works are featured, incorporate a variety of styles including trompe l’oeil ( “fool  the eye”), photorealism, surrealism, and optical illusion.

Tickets are $50; receive a free CD with purchase of 2 tickets

Call 732-747-2266 ext. 5 for reservations and information.

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