Masters of Motown open Galaxy of Stars series

The Masters of Motown’s “A Tribute to Hitsville U.S.A.,” will open the Galaxy of Stars Series at Western Carolina University. The show features many of the greatest hits from the legendary Motown era at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center at WCU.

Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Masters of Motown features a 10-member cast that has toured extensively together for decades. Audiences can expect to hear plenty of hits from Motown artists such as the Temptations, the Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight and the Pips and many others. Masters of Motown’s eight vocalists are backed by a band of seasoned musicians.

John Hodgens, vocalist-bandleader, formed the group in 1973 after graduating from high school in Virginia.

This is the seventh season of Galaxy of Stars performances. The series began in 2005 and features theater, music and dance.

Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors; $15 for faculty and staff; $10 for groups of 20 or more, and $5 for children and students. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 828.227.2479 or visit

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