Columbia Theatre to present Motown celebration with Masters of Soul

Thursday, October 9, 2014 Masters of Soul
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present "Masters of Soul," a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music, on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Part of Fanfare, the October celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences, the concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.

Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Interim Director Roy Blackwood said the 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band.

"Patrons can take the ultimate stroll down memory lane," Blackwood said, "as they relive the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by many of the greatest recording acts of all time."

The group performs the music of The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Supremes, the Jackson Five, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls and many more.

Tickets for the Masters of Soul concert range from $20 - $34 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at

All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Masters of Soul and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 985-543-4371 for more information.

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