Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

It may be a little cold for dancing in the streets, but the heat wave has certainly helped out and, after all, all you need is sweet music supplied by Martha Reeves and her Vandellas. Rising from the mists of the golden age of Motown, Martha & the Vandellas arrive for a rare visit with a trick bag stuffed with gems from the renowned Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, including "Quicksand," "Nowhere to Run," "I'm Ready for Love," "Jimmy Mack," and of course the incendiary "Heat Wave." Always among Motown's premier powerhouse singers, the blues- and gospel-soaked Reeves led the group on a glorious ride through the '60s, finally splitting in 1972. Following a less successful solo career, Reeves revived the Vandellas with sisters Lois (a Vandella since the mid-'60s) and Delphine, but reportedly still sometimes performs with original members Annette Sterling and Rosalind Ashford. Here, the sistas will be doin' it for themselves and for everyone else, who'll likely be unable to resist "Dancing in the Streets."
Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 & 9 p.m. Starts: Jan. 11. Continues through Jan. 12, 2012

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