Get ready for three MOTOWN LEGENDS in one show! Enjoy all of your favorite hits from Thelma Houston, The Miracles Review, and The Contours at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Sunday, January 30 at 3:00 P.M. Tickets start at $45.
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times for her “high-powered … interactive energy,” Grammy winner THELMA HOUSTON started her musical career with roots in Gospel. But her soaring, versatile vocals quickly dominated the world of Pop and R&B. Houston’s powerful rendition of the Disco single Don’t Leave Me This Way earned her the distinction of being the first Motown solo female artist to win the Grammy Award for “Best R&B Female Vocal Performance.” The songbird held firm to her dominance on music charts with more hits: If It’s the Last Thing I Do, You Used to Hold Me So Tight, and Lean on Me. Her latest release is Turn Your World Around.
The Dance Music Hall of Fame inductee and “Apollo Legend” has appeared on ABC’s Motown 45 and The Disco Ball and PBS’ Love, Rhythm and Blues. Houston has also performed on Fox’s American Idol and NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer The Miracles, known as Motown’s “Soul supergroup,” dazzled the world with 26 Top 40 hits, including the No. One hits Tears of a Clown and Love Machine. Top 10 songs include Shop Around, I Second that Emotion, and You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me. THE MIRACLES REVIEW features lead singer Mark Scott, who won the “Motown Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award” and was honored by the City of Detroit for his contributions to the music industry.
In 1962, the tune Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance) roared to the No. Two spot on the Billboard music charts, launching THE CONTOURS into what was then Motown mania. The single earned Gold status and remained on the charts for five months. It still holds the record as Motown’s fastest rising song of all time. The band’s other hits include Can You Jerk Like Me and Just a Little Misunderstanding.
The Contours’ dance style – which encompassed synchronized splits, flips, and an occasional summersault – thrilled audiences nationwide and soon became the group’s trademark. The 1987 blockbuster movie Dirty Dancing, starring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, revived The Contours’ Do You Love Me, sending the group back to the music charts.
For tickets or more information, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.