Temptations Revue on tap in Ashland

Staff reports

ASHLAND, Ky. — Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue, which features former Temptations Leonard and Joe Herndon, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Arts Center.

Leonard is a native of Washington, D.C., and grew up in the nation’s capital and in North Carolina. He started singing at the age of 6, and at the ripe old age of 13, began to earn a living performing on stage, at parties, concerts and as a recording artist. He was a former lead singer for the Temptations from 1975-83, and sang on 10 albums with the group. He was most noted for songs like “I’m On Fire,” “Go For It,” “The Best of Both Worlds,” “Eyes,” “Ever Ready Love” and the classic “Silent Night” from the group’s hit Christmas album.

While the American music scene has undergone many drastic changes during the past 40 years, a true anchor has been Motown, and Motown influenced many groups. The music of The Temptations represents some of the best of Motown. Even today, their music dominates the airways on everything from light rock, contemporary R&B and oldies stations.

Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue gives a blend of all of the major hit songs, the smooth choreography, the high energy and personality from the stage that leave fans wanting more.

Tickets are $35 to $45, and can be purchased online at www.paramountartscenter.com, at the box office at 1300 Winchester Avenue in Ashland or by calling 606-324-0007.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Paramount Arts Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Support is also provided by the Paramount Woman’s Association and private donations.


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