Motown show returns for 15th year

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Motown continues to make history with a rhythmic blend of soul classics, R&B, pop, traditional jazz, other music genres.

Promoters have established a throwback of the record label, rekindling the old-school jams for a 15th year and opening in Palm Coast at Flagler Auditorium.

Motown & Mo’ is produced by City Lites LLC, characteristic of local artists depicting the music icons for the largest crossover of R&B music of the ’60s and ’70s. The show is in production at the theater.

At a “Motown & Mo’” rehearsal were lead singer Donna Decina and backup singers Linda Sharpe Haywood, Joy Eurie, Ruby Sims and Adrienne H. Felton.

Rehearsal served as a prelude to introduce dance steps choreographed by Denise Rose. The rehearsal spun the title hits, featured glamour and the coordination of rhythmic dance for star-spangled impersonation: Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Beyonce, The Miracles, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Kelly Price, etc.

Cast members celebrate giving their best to the allure and bravado of the superstars. The
success is due to their being a close-knit cast. The members travel abroad for fun and are known to give away scholarships to graduating high school students in Flagler County. Any new cast member becomes a part of the “Motown & Mo’ “ family.

The curtain will rise Oct. 19, 7 p.m., and Oct. 20, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. The ticket price is $20. For a group rate of not less than 10 tickets, the cost is $17 per ticket.

Tickets must be purchased from the box office. To have tickets mailed, call the auditorium at 386-437-7547.

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The Women’s Missionary Society of First Church has scheduled a clothing giveaway for Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the food giveaway from 1-3 p.m. at 91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast.

For more information, call 386-446-5759.

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The community is invited to celebrate Men’s Day on Oct. 14 at the 10 a.m. service at First Church. The preacher for this event is the nationally renowned Rev. G. Vincent Lewis.

He earned his B.S. degree from Edward Waters College and a master of Divinity degree from Virginia Union School of Theology. His post-graduate studies were received at Harvard University, Florida State University, South Florida Center for Theological Studies, and American Baptist University at Nashville.

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Memberships are forming for youth to become part of the Flagler County Branch NAACP Youth Council. The meeting takes place Oct. 17, 6 p.m., at the Flagler Palm Coast Youth Center, 5510 East Highway 100, on the grounds of Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Qualified youth in grades 8-12 will have the opportunity, through workshops, to explore and challenge their interests and talents in five categories of the ACT-SO Enrichment Program.

ACT-SO is the NAACP’s principal youth initiative. The categories are: Science, Humanities, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Business.

For further details, contact the Flagler County NAACP at 386-446-7822.

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As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.

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