Originally conceived as a 60th birthday gift to her father, Andrea Prestinario created sMOkeyTOWN, which salutes Smokey Robinson’s historic songwriting canon with party hats, pomp, and some serious Motown circumstance. Smokey was the mostplayed artist blasting from the stereo of Andrea’s childhood home, so go with what you know, right? Um, “I’ll Second That Emotion”! sMOkeyTOWN has played Feinstein’s / 54 Below, Mayne Stage, Laurie Beechman, and will now return to sweet home Chicago where it all began. Audiences can expect to hear funked-up and folked-down arrangements of hits by The Miracles, including–“The Tracks Of My Tears,” “Tears of a Clown”–as well as songs written for The Temptations (“Get Ready”), Mary Wells (“My Guy”), Michael Jackson (“Who’s Lovin’ You”), and so much more. Andrea Prestinario is a NYC-based singer / actress who has performed regionally throughout the country. Andrea’s tribute show recognizes Smokey Robinson as the unsung hero of Motown and his impact on The Great American Songbook.
Friday, April 12 at 7:30PM
BEVERLY ARTS CENTER
2407 W 111th Street • Chicago
TICKETS $25 • $23 for BAC Members