09 TemptationsChristmas is my favorite time of the year. One of my fondest childhood memories is sitting and watching the lights on the Christmas tree while listening to The Temptations’ “Silent Night” on the radio. Some traditions will never get old as I continue to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. A Temptations Christmas with Dennis Edwards’ Temptations Revue featuring special guests national jazz artist Reggie Codrington and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University. 

“I was asked to be a part of the show and, of course, any time we have a chance to be a part of people who have gone down in history and left a lot of great music, I’m always honored to be a part of that,” said Reggie Codrington, Mandate recording artist and jazz saxophonist.

“I am going to play some of my music and do some Christmas, too.”

Codrington added he only has 45 minutes to play. So he can’t do a whole lot, but he is going to leave the audience wanting more.

Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dennis Edwards Jr. was best known as the frontman in The Temptations. He began singing at the age of 2 in his father’s church. He joined the Temptations in 1968. In the mid-80s, he went solo and scored in 1984 with the hit “Don’t Look Any Further,” featuring Siedah Garrett. During the 90s, Edwards began touring with his group, The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis
Edwards. To honor and keep the late Dennis Edwards’ legacy alive, the group continues to  perform to audiences around the world.

“I have a band playing behind me and we are going to go out there and make the audience  feel good and get it hot for The Temptations,” said Codrington. “We encourage everyone to get their ticket because if you don’t, you will miss something great.”    

Doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket cost is $35, $45, $60 and $70. They can be purchased a www.etix.com. Please help by donating nonperishable food items to the show to assist our local food bank Second Harvest. For more information call 910-672-1724.

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