Friday, March 2, 2018

Soul man Marvin Gaye is recreated at the Thrasher-Horne

The Thrasher-Horne honors soul legend Marvin Gaye with an intimate performance of What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience by renowned vocalist Brian Owens.  As one of the pioneers of Motown, singer-songwriter and producer Marvin Gaye helped shape the sound of R&B music and is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Soul man Brian Owens is often referred to as the "second coming of Marvin Gaye.” Owens, who has performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama, dazzles audiences with performances full of soul and love.  His refined style combining classic soul with a slight modern touch is why audiences everywhere are calling him the new voice of American soul.

What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience, now in its third year, invites audiences to partake in a show which combines both the beloved and lesser-known hits of the legendary Marvin Gaye. Brian performs selections that span Gaye’s music-making career, from early solo hits like “Can I Get a Witness” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” to classic duets including “You’re All I Need to Get By” and the crowd-pleasers “Let’s Get It On” and “Got To Give It Up.”

At its heart, Brian feels the show is “a matter of upholding the tradition of true soul music that is so desperately needed in our culture today.” The show prominently features a suite of pieces from Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album, which Brian counts as “one of the most socially important artistic works in the history of American music.”  Take a listen HERE and experience a taste; then get your tickets before they RUN OUT!

What’s Going On
The Marvin Gaye Experience

DATE: Sunday, March 11, 2018
TIME: 7 p.m.

LOCATION: The Thasher-Horne Ctr.
      St. Johns River State College
283 College Drive

      Orange Park, FL 32065

TICKETS: range from $19 - $69 with all fees included, and may be purchased in person, online at THcenter, or by calling (904) 276-6815 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday.  VIP tickets are available for this show.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is a performing arts venue and conference center owned and operated by St. Johns River State College.  It is located on the Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.

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