A show honoring the legacy of “Motown: The Musical” mastermind Smokey Robinson is coming to the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield. The tribute show is called “Smokey & Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson,” and it all comes together because of one personal relationship. Here to talk about that is Tony-Nominated Broadway Star Charl Brown.
On opening night of Motown: The Musical, Smokey Robinson, known as “The King of Motown” and one of the show’s producers, went backstage to look for Charl Brown, the handsome young actor who portrayed him in the show. Upon finding him, he smiled and simply said, “Hello, Me!.” This meeting became the inspiration for a spectacular show that celebrates the life, music and career of acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet.” Smokey Robinson’s career spans over four decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
For more information about the Doo Wop Project, visit their website
As a part of our series about “Why We Need More Women Founders”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa D. Foster.
In 2005, I founded a first-to-market reusable bag company with a mission to save the world, 1 Bag at a time. For the next 12 years, I experienced what it’s like to lead, motivate, and inspire diverse, remote teams across the globe. Along the way, I inspired nearly 60% of Americans to adopt reusable bags. After I sold my company in 2017, I wanted to share all that I had learned about purpose-driven entrepreneurship and inspirational leadership. That’s what my coaching is all about.
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