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August 5, 2011

August Highlights At The Mann Center: Motown Legends, Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket And Broken Social Scene

Summer concerts at the Mann are a treat that everyone should experience, especially with such an impressive lineup of talent from across the country scheduled in the coming weeks. (Photo courtesy Mann Center)

Head to the Mann Center on Wednesday, August 24 for an evening of R&B hits from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Iconic Motown performers The O’Jays, The Four Tops and The Stylistics are joining forces for one special night to celebrate the music that transformed American history.

Since 1958, The O’Jays have produced 24 top 10 smashes and 59 total charted songs. Original band members Eddie Levert, Sr., and Walter Williams, Sr., and current member Eric Nolan Grant, will take to the stage for one of their signature energetic live shows featuring hits like “Back Stabbers,” “For The Love Of Money,” “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby,” “Use Ta Be My Girl” and more.

The Four Tops’ first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a number one R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers and was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, “It’s The Same Old Song.”

Joining these two groups is Philadelphia’s own legendary soul group, The Stylistics. Formed in 1966, The Stylistics had 12 consecutive R&B top 10 ballad hits in the early 1970s including “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)”, “You Are Everything”,”You Make Me Feel Brand New” and more. Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics.

Later in August, concerts at the Mann include Bob Dylan August 17, My Morning Jacket August 23, then TV on the Radio with special guest Broken Social Scene September 9.

Tickets are available online.

The O’Jays, The Four Tops & The Stylistics at the Mann Center
When: Wednesday, August 24, 8 p.m.
Where: 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue
Cost: Tickets start at $29.50
More info: www.manncenter.org

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