It’s known as the “Motor City,” but Detroit could also be called the “Music City.”
As the birthplace of the Motown sound and where techno music first originated, Detroit offers a mix of world-renowned music events throughout the whole year. It has many music shrines, most notably the Motown Museum and the United Sound Systems Recording Studios.
It is also the hometown of Berry Gordy Jr., founder of Motown, who helped build the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.
This American dream story of Gordy’s journey from a featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul is told in ‘Motown: The Musical’. The Broadway greatest musical premiered last week at the Fisher Theatre and continues through November 16, 2014.
On opening night, it had people “dancing in their seats” to songs including Martha and the Vandellas’ hit ‘Dancing in the Streets.’ Other everlasting hits These include My Girl, What’s Going On, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
The cast recreated the excitement of performers named earlier as well as Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Four Tops, Marvelettes and the famous instrumentation by the Funk Brothers.