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Heart to Heart featuring Smokey Robinson
September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm$50 – $125
31st Anniversary Heart to Heart Gala
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Concert
What amazing things we can do over the span of three decades. Now celebrating its 31st year, the Heart to Heart Gala has become one of the Dayton areas don’t-miss events, combining the elegance of a black-tie dinner with the excitement of a concert to raise funds and awareness for Kettering Medical Center’s flagship heart and vascular program.
This year, Heart to Heart features
William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records. Robinson and his group, the Miracles met Berry Gordy. Robinson’s vocals and ambitious songwriting, paired with Gordy’s influence were the beginning of a successful collaboration and the beginnings of Motown.
In 1960, Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million selling hit, “Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty hits with the Miracles including several top ten hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”, “I Second That Emotion” and the group’s only number-one pop hit, “The Tears Of A Clown”. Other notable hits include, “Ooo Baby Baby,” and “The Tracks Of My Tears”. Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as, “Who’s Loving You” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, “My Girl”, “Get Ready” and “Ain’t That Peculiar”.
Robinson is a Grammy Award winner, and both a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Kennedy Center inductee.