This tribute is Supreme

Published 1:59 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016

One of the “girl groups” that defined the Motown sound was The Supremes, which featured the vocal talents of Mary Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard. They recorded memorable music in “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Where Did Our Love Go?” and “Stop! In the Name of Love,” to name the proverbial few.

The trio has long since disbanded, but thankfully there’s “Supreme Reflections: A Loving Tribute to the Music of Diana Ross and The Supremes.”

That show’s scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Southampton High School.

This program, which is part of the Franklin-Southampton Concert Association, was written, staged and directed by Michael Chapman and George Solomon, with choreograph by Paul Holmquist.

Coming later this year and next:

• Who doesn’t love the sweet, clear sound of tenors? To satisfy that appreciation, Tenore will perform on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The trio is composed of three Canadians who will bring a Christmas show from the 49th Parallel.

• Combing the fiddle with being funny is Chris Pendleton, who will include a nod to the Jack Benny. Her show is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

• Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will weave a musical tapestry when he brings “Burt, Barry and Beyond” on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m. The music of Bacharach and Manilow will be featured.

• Through the continued generosity of the Camp Foundation, conductor Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony will bring a memorable performance on Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.

All shows will be in the auditorium of the Southampton High School in Courtland.

Association director Nancy Rowe is not only urging regular members to re-subscribe, but also is calling for new membership. The cost is still $50 per adult; $10 for students.

There are, of course, sponsorship opportunities as well, which can include extra tickets for your guests.

For details about this or for other questions, contact Rowe at 653-2498; or Bill Vick at 653-2892.