Thursday, September 22, 2016

Upcoming Events at the Kimmel



Smokey Robinson, “The King of Motown” will be playing hits from the 1060’s and ‘70’s on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.p. at the Academy of Music.  Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school.  Following multiple #1 hits, he continued to write for them and other Motown recording artists. He has received numerous awards, including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, and The National Medal of Arts Awards from the President of the United States.  He has also been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

The collaboration of  two of Philadelphia’s greatest dance companies, Rennie Harrie Peremovement and Kimmel Center’s PHILADANCO will perform in a program that blurs the lines between modern dance and hip-hop entitled “Straight Outta Philly.”  The program will include a story about Philadelphia featuring new choreographer Rennie Harries.  It will run at the Perelman Theater on Friday November 18 through Sunday November 20.  PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African American traditions in dance.  Rennie Harris Puremovement dance company works to encompass rich and diverse African-American traditions of the past while including the voices of a new generation.

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