Frankfort, KY – Motown legends The Temptations will bring “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” to Frankfort’s Grand Theatre for special Alltech Fortnight Festival™ performances on September 25 and 26 during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™.
One of the most successful acts to record for Motown, The Temptations have celebrated a five-decade career with four Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, 14 Billboard R&B number one singles, and three Grammy Awards. Three of their classics – “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone”- are listed among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The group was a part of several firsts for the industry – the first all-male group for Motown; the first Black television special in history on NBC with the Supremes; and the first Grammy Award for Motown.
Co-founder and original member Otis Williams remains part of the group, and they are still topping the charts. In 1998, “Phoenix Rising,” an album with all new material, went platinum, and their single “Stay” topped Billboard charts for 3 months. “EarResistable” earned them another Grammy in 2000 for the Best Traditional R&B Recording.
“It’s a perfect pairing – arguably one of Motown’s greatest, a group that has endured the test of time, and a historic theatre that has been renewed and restored to grandeur,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech.
Tickets to this special event range from $65 - $90 and will be available for purchase beginning Feb. 18 via the Grand Theatre’s Web site, www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, or by calling the Grand Theatre Ticket Office at (502) 352-7469. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Grand Theatre season subscription purchasers will have tickets for the Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, concert as part of their season package, but they are welcome to purchase additional tickets through the ticket office.
The Alltech Fortnight Festival, which began in 2008, presents entertainment throughout the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was created by Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, as a means of building excitement for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™ while investing in the development of the arts in local communities. The 2010 Alltech Fortnight Festival will run concurrently with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ from September 25th - October 10th. For more information, please visit www.AlltechFortnightFestival.com.
The Temptations are part of the continuing revitalization of Frankfort’s Grand Theatre. The intimate, high quality visual and performing arts center with seating for 428 provides arts, music and film to local residents and visitors.