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Arts, Culture & Fun: Mary Wells, The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar

Thursday, February 27, 2014

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

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Peter Benjaminson is a Harlem resident, Motown enthusiast and author of The Story of Motown and The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard. He will discuss the life and career of Mary Wells, her struggles to survive, to achieve happiness, to break away from Motown Records and to recover from that separation. He will play audio recordings of Mary Wells' performances, and excerpts from her interview that forms the basis for his recently published book.

Location

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center in Jackie Robinson Park Accessible
85 Bradhurst Avenue
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center

Contact Number

(212) 234-9607

Contact Email

artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

History, Black History Month, Talks

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Recreation CentersJackie Robinson Recreation Center

There are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015

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