Sounds of Motown set to return to Jarman Hall

Published 7:08 am Thursday, June 29, 2017

Legacy Entertainment will present “A Tribute to The Music of Marvin Gaye & Friends” as the 50th Anniversary of Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye’s last stage performance.

The event will be held July 22 in Jarman Hall at Longwood University.

According to a press release, in October 1967, “Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye were performing at Hampden-Sydney College when Tammi collapsed on stage and fell into the arms of Marvin Gaye, who aided her off the stage. She was taken to Southside Community Hospital where she was treated, but was ultimately transferred to another hospital; she only lived for two years thereafter.”

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“Their top-charting songs, along with those of The Supremes and David Ruffin, will be performed live by a group of singers, songwriters and musicians, some of whom are Grammy-nominated entertainers,” according to the release.

The stage will be complete with — drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, percussions, a four-piece horn section, six lead singers, background vocalist and more for the performance.

“In keeping with Legacy Entertainment’s mission to preserve legacies in the live music arena, Regina Randolph, (the firm’s) CEO (and) a Farmville native, recently presented to the students and faculty at (Virginia State University) on ‘The Business of Promoting and Producing Live Music Shows and Events,’” according to the press release.

Doors open at 2 p.m., show starts at 3 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $15-$25 and can be purchased at Key Office Supply 121 N. Main St, Farmville; The Country Store in Cumberland or online at

For additional information call 1-800-654-7883 or email