Friday, 20 September 2013 13:12

R&B Best Bet: The Temptations

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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The Temptations
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
$39.50-$49.50, (616) 742-6500

It could just be my imagination, but there is something a little different about The Temptations' lineup these days. No, indeed – mine eyes do not deceive me. Much like The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, and other soulful '60s contemporaries, the ringleaders of the Motown invasion are still touring hard and going strong... though perhaps with a slight tweaking to the original roster of crooners. Revolving door membership aside, The Temptations remain one of those instantly recognizable musical brands for which true class will never go out of style. I defy anyone to read the group's name in print (see: the top of this write up) and not immediately spend the next hour humming "My Girl" at varying degrees of pitch and amplitude. Hitting up DeVos Performance Hall on Oct. 20, the boys will undoubtedly be bringing a set list filled with more classics than an all-Shakespeare library. Hey Temps, keep on doing things the way you do them. 

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