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Hall of Famer Smokey Robinson coming to Keith-Albee V-Day weekend

Feb. 06, 2013 @ 03:33 PM

HUNTINGTON — The chance to see a Motown legend perform live is once in a lifetime but Smokey Robinson makes that possible when he performs in Huntington at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. 

Smokey Robinson founded Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, The Miracles, while still in high school and “Shop Around” became Motown’s first number one hit. Robinson wrote a number of hits for the Miracles including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love” and a number of others.

 Robinson eventually became VP of Motown Records serving as in-house producer, talent scout and songwriter. Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats including: “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “My Guy.”

He has received the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate from Howard University, the National Medal of Arts Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also been inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

 Cruisin’ and get your tickets before it’s too late. Tickets are $83.25 & $65.06. Tickets to see Smokey Robinson can be purchased at the Joan C. Edwards Box Office, over the phone at 304-696-6656, or online at ticketmaster.com.

Smokey Robinson is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital, Beford Auto, Verizon, Marshall Health, WV Lottery, Ransbottom Law Office, River Cities Anesthesia, Community Trust Bank, David & Kim Robinson, KEE 100, WVHU, Herald-Dispatch, WSAZ, Marshall University, MU College of Fine Arts, and the Marshall Artists Series.

 Read more about the Smokey concert and other great ways to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend in the Sunday Life section on Feb. 10 in the Herald-Dispatch.

 Other incoming MAS productions this spring semester include:

SPRING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Feb. 22-28. The Spring International Film Festival will take place at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Featured films include “The Skin I Live In” (Spain), “Where Do We Go Now?” (Lebanon), “Adrift” (Brazil), “I Wish” (Japan), “Monsieur Lazhar” (France), and “The Deep Blue Sea” (UK). Tickets are $7.50 per film.

“HAIR:” At the Keith-Albee Performing Artists Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets are $58, $50 and $45.

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY:” At the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $58, $50 and $45.