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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

On Wednesday, November 26, all Recreation Centers close at 6:00 p.m. for the holiday. There may be changes to your schedule, so please check with your center. On Thursday, November 27, all Recreation Centers are closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Anticipated Completion: 11/27/2014

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