The Sound of Motown Comes to SUNY Canton Feb. 10

CANTON, NY (02/02/2016)(readMedia)-- SUNY Canton will bring the legendary music of Motown to campus this month when the tribute group "Sounds of the Motor City" performs at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center's Underground Lounge.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs, is free and open to the public.

"Sounds of the Motor City" will perform classic songs from renowned artists such as Jackie Wilson; Otis Redding; Isaac Hayes; Earth, Wind and Fire; and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

The group's members have previously appeared on Broadway in musicals such as "Aladdin," "Smokey Joe's Café," "West Side Story," and "Sophisticated Ladies." They have also performed with iconic bands such as The Drifters and The Platters.

"It will be an exciting experience for our students," said SUNY Canton's Director of Diversity Affairs Lashawanda Ingram. "It will also be educational because students will learn about the history of Motown and how it contributed to America's cultural evolution."

Ingram added that the college specifically sought out a musical group that would promote diversity and teach students a bit of history at the same time.

For more information about the event, contact Ingram at (315) 386-7128.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor's degrees. The college's 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.