FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: September 8, 2000

Contact: Debi Edwards, 206-6150

'70s soul group, The Spinners, bring their distinctive sound to Sangamon Auditorium

SPRINGFIELD - The Spinners, a soul quintet with chart-topping hits like "Mighty Love," "Then Came You," "Rubberband Man," and "Working My Way Back to You," will perform at 8 p.m. Friday night, September 15, at the University of Illinois at Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium. John Edwards, Bobbie Smith, Henry Fambrough, and Pervis Jackson sing The Spinners' lead vocals with Billy Henderson rounding out the quintet. They incorporate intricate vocal harmonies with a web of horns, strings, backing vocals, and funky rhythms. The Spinners first made their mark in the '70s with a string of hits on both the pop and R&B charts. Twelve gold records and six Grammy nominations later they are still making music, even gracing the soundtracks of the movies Twins and Spaceballs with their vocal talents. The Spinners were honored with the Black Gold Award on a Dick Clark TV special for their many achievements in the recording industry.

A dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the UIS cafeteria, PAC level 1. Tickets are $16 (adults), 13.50 (Terrific Friends & up), and 11 (children 12 & under). A Pre-show Discussion & Questions session (PDQ), sponsored by Barnes & Noble, will be held at 7:15 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, PAC level 1. Tickets are $32 (Gold Circle AA-H), 27, 25, 23, and 16. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office, (217) 206-6160 or (800) 207-6960, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The auditorium administrative offices can be reached at (217) 206-6150 or by e-mail at onstage@uis.edu.

COMING EVENTS

September

Sat. 16              Illinois Symphony Orchestra                     8

p.m.

                        Masterworks I

                        $23/20.50/18

 

Sat. 30              Weird Al Yankovic                              8

p.m.

                        Sponsored by Wiley Office Furniture

                        $35/30/27/25/18 (Dinner* 6 p.m.)

 

October

Tues. 3             Lyle, Lyle Crocodile                         10 a.m.

& 12:30 p.m.

                        (Class Acts Series-Sponsored by Bank One)

 

Fri. 6                Last of the Red Hot Lovers              8 p.m.

                        Sponsored by Springfield Magazine

$29/26/24/15 (Dinner* 6 p.m.)

 

Fri. 13               Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

12:30 p.m.

                        Lecture/Demo

                        (Class Acts Series-Sponsored by Bank One)

 

Fri. 13               Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

8 p.m.

                        Sponsored by WSEC 14/65

                        $29/26/24/15 (Dinner* 6 p.m.)

 

Tues. 17            Caddie Woodlawn                                10

a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

                        (Class Acts Series-Sponsored by Bank One)

 

Sat. 21              Jekyll & Hyde

2 & 8 p.m.

                        Sponsored by CILCO

                        2 p.m.-$33/30/28/17 (Dinner* 4:30 p.m.)

                        8 p.m.-$35/32/30/18 (Dinner* 6 p.m.)

 

Sat. 28              Illinois Symphony Orchestra                     8

p.m.

                        Pops I

$25/22/20

 

*Dinner will be served in the UIS cafeteria, PAC level 1. Tickets are

$16 (adults), 13.50 (Terrific Friends & up), and 11 (children 12 &

under).

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