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The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton will present an evening of Motown on Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m. with “The Motown Special with Denise Tichenor and Friends.” The show will feature full back-up band and singers, many costume changes, and a musical tour of this special music genre.

Denise Tichenor has been a professional singer/performer for over 30 years. During her years in the entertainment industry, she has been a regular lead singer for the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour on BET Television Network for 17 years. She has also been featured in the Gospel Music Encyclopedia, “Uncloudy Days” among many of the gospel greats, such as Mahalia Jackson. She has traveled the world singing both gospel and secular in places such as Italy, Spain and Australia. Denise also continues to sing with the legendary group, Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers.

Denise just recently began her “Patti LaBelle Tribute” tour in September 2020 and is now excited about her Motown tribute show. The Motown Special will feature many Motown hits from artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, Gladys Knight, James Brown and many more – as well as some other old school R&B favorites during the Motown Era that you may remember and continue to enjoy. This show features a full band and singer cast.

Tickets: Individuals $30, Seniors (60+) and Military $27. Students $15. Group discount rates of $25 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office.

Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased online by going to www.carolinaciviccenter.com. Tickets also can be purchased in-person or with credit card or cash 1-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through the theater’s second floor administrative offices (enter on Fourth Street side), or by calling the Civic Center at (910) 738-4339. When available, tickets can also be purchased at the door. Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to performance.

The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a restored 1928 venue listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton. First opened as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals. For more information visit www.carolinaciviccenter.com.

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