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Mosaic Youth Theater Explores the Early Days of Motown Records and The Marvelettes

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Image credit: Rick Sperling

Now That I Can Dance - Motown 1962” Tells the Stories Behind Some of Motown’s Biggest Songs

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After 27 years, the founder and director of The Mosaic Youth Theater, Rick Sperling, directs his last show with this cherished Detroit music organization.

He was a guest on Ann Delisi’s Essential Music and they talked about his final performances of “Now That I Can Dance - Motown 1962” with Mosaic at the Detroit Institute of Art August 16th to 18th. He also shared the stories about some of Motown’s biggest songs, The Marvelettes “Please Mr. Postman”, Marvin Gaye’s “Stubborn Kind of Fellow” and The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go”, and the struggles of these young, talented Motown artists.

Click on the player above to hear Ann Delisi interview Rick Sperling.


Ann Delisi, Host, Ann Delisi Essential Music

Ann Delisi will guide you through the “essential music,” both new and familiar, that’s shaping our culture and feature music made in Detroit every hour.

anndelisi@wdet.org Follow @anndelisimusic

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