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.
THE SHOWBOAT HOTEL in Atlantic City, NJ is thrilled to present AMERICA’S GOT TALENT WINNER – Landau Murphy Jr – w/ Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra. This special evening will include special guest(s) from America’s Got Talent and American Idol. With a blessing from Frank Sinatra Enterprises Landau, Dave and special guest(s) will perform hits with a live orchestra from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Frankie Valli, James Ingram, and George Benson, and many more.
Tickets are priced from $35 and are available now on EVENTBRITE:
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is the soul-and-Sinatra singing sensation who first rose to national attention as the season six winner of NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent”. His debut album “That’s Life” spent several weeks atop the Billboard Jazz charts and in the Top 40 overall. He has since released three additional well-received albums (two with Grammy-winning producers), penned an Amazon #1 best-selling memoir, appeared on several network TV shows, had a featured role in a film, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and named one of the Top Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Jaycees and has toured around the world, performing hundreds of sold-out concerts. For additional information visit, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr | Winner of America’s Got Talent (landaumurphyjr.com)
Dave Damiani has performed and produced music for Bobby Rydell, Renee Olstead, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Aubrey Logan, Maiya Sykes, Haley Reinhart, Joe Piscopo, and many more. Their music can be heard on radio stations all over the world, Pandora, Amazon, iTunes, and XM 70 Siriusly Sinatra. In addition, Dave will perform “It’s Pure AC (Atlantic City)” – the OFFICIAL ANTHEM OF ATLANTIC CITY. Dave has also hosted Miss New Jersey.
The No Vacancy Orchestra has performed for the Frank Sinatra Family, Peggy Lee Enterprises, Larry King, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nat King Cole Family, and many more.
The SHOWBOAT HOTEL is located at 801 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ 08401. There is valet and self-parking available. There will be cocktails available at the show. For additional information visit www.davedamiani.com.
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