The Temptations and The Four Tops to Perform at UB

Proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: October 24, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will welcome The Temptations and The Four Tops on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

For half a century, The Temptations and The Four Tops have been essential to the Motown hit-making machine that has helped define contemporary American pop music. Having sold tens of millions of records throughout their careers, the Grammy-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees frequently tour the country in a continuation of their legacy.

The Temptations scored their first No. 1 hit with "My Girl" and never looked back. Songs like "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," "I Can't Get Next To You," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" still resonate today. Their career has outlasted many of their contemporaries and proteges -- as bandleader Otis Williams says, "Great singing will always prevail."

The Four Tops began their career with the smash number one hit "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" and continued with an amazing string of successes including "It's The Same Old Song," "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)" and "Baby I Need Your Loving."

Proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo

This concert is presented by The Derico of East Amherst Corporation and its employees, a locally owned 15 outlet McDonald's organization. Concert proceeds will benefit the families of the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. Since opening its doors to families of seriously ill or injured children more than 25 years ago, the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo has provided comfortable, affordable lodging for 17,000 families from Western New York and around the world. The Ronald McDonald House is a family's "home-away-from-home" when their child requires specialized medical care at a Buffalo hospital.

Tickets for The Temptations and The Four Tops are $69.50, $59.50 and $49.50. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For more information call 716-645-2787.