September 28th at 8:00PM & 10:30PM
Inter-Media Art Center
370 New York Avenue, Huntington,
Bodily  549-9666
TICKETS: $35.00 General Public
Friday, September 28th at 8:00PM & 10:30PM, the
Inter-Media Art Center in Huntington, Long Island will host a
concert with rhythm and blues Motown artist MARTHA REEVES AND
many soul and R&B singers, Martha Reeves’ musical roots
were gospel. Growing
up in Detroit, Michigan, Martha sites her mother as her
greatest inspiration and teacher.
A graduate of Northeastern High School, she studied
voice under the direction of Abraham Silver who also coached
Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Bobby
Rogers of the Miracles.
hearing Martha sing, William Stevenson, A&R Director of
“Hitsville, USA”, approached her and suggested she come to
work for him. While she worked as a secretary in the A&R department,
she recorded several releases on the “Check-Mate” label
with the “Del-phi’s” (soon to be the Vandellas).
Berry Gordy, after being asked his opinion of a demo
record Martha had sung for William Stevenson, became
interested in her talents.
The group’s name changed to Martha Reeves and the
Vandellas. Hits of theirs include: Come and Get These Memories, Heatwave,
Dancing in the Street, and Jimmy Mack.
love movement, the flower children of the Sixties, the dance
craze generation and all music lovers in the USA
and aboard accredit Martha Reeves and the Vandellas as a great
influence on musical history.
this performance are $35.00 general public ($26.50 for IMAC
Members) and can be obtained by calling IMAC's 24-hour
Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased
at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesdays to Fridays, and
after 2PM on the day of the show. For further information
on this or other IMAC programs, call IMAC's business
office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and
Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are
supported in part by grants from the New York State Council
on the Arts a state agency and the Suffolk County Office of
Cultural Affairs, as well as by the Members of IMAC.
IMAC also gratefully acknowledges contributions from Fleet
Bank, Korg USA and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.
Art Center, Inc.
370 New York Avenue
Box Office: (631)
e-mail: [email protected]