Motown legend Smokey Robinson performing in Huntington - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Motown legend Smokey Robinson performing in Huntington

Posted: Updated:
  • COUNTRY ROADS JOURNALCountry Roads JournalMore>>

  • Preserving West Virginia: Arthurdale Schools

    Preserving West Virginia: Arthurdale Schools

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:17:26 GMT
    A school system in Preston County was way ahead of it's time thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt but now, it needs updating. 
    A school system in Preston County was way ahead of it's time thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt but now, it needs updating. 
  • Team USA Women's Softball Team Plays Double Header in Morgantown

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-07-04 12:13:51 GMT
    For the first time the United States Softball Team paid a visit to Morgantown. Members of the Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau were excited to see a packed house of 1,200 people come out for the double header.
    For the first time the United States Softball Team paid a visit to Morgantown. Members of the Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau were excited to see a packed house of 1,200 people come out for the double header.
  • Wheeling Multicultural Festival set for Sunday, June 29

    Wheeling Multicultural Festival set for Sunday, June 29

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-06-24 20:45:40 GMT
    Wheeling will celebrate the Upper Ohio Valley's rich ethnic heritage with a Multicultural Festival Sunday, June 29, on the waterfront. 
    Wheeling will celebrate the Upper Ohio Valley's rich ethnic heritage with a Multicultural Festival Sunday, June 29, on the waterfront. 

It's the chance to see a Motown legend performing live. Smokey Robinson will be on stage in Huntington 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.

Robinson founded Berry Gordy's first vocal group, The Miracles, while still in high school and "Shop
Around" became Motown's first number one hit. Robinson wrote a number of hits for the Miracles
including "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Ooo Baby Baby," "The Tracks of My Tears," "Going to a Go-Go," "More Love" and a number of others.

Robinson eventually became VP of Motown Records serving as in-house producer, talent scout and
songwriter. He wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats including: "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "My Girl," "Get Ready" and "My Guy."

He has received the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary
Doctorate from Howard University, the National Medal of Arts Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $83.25 and $65.06 and be purchased at the Joan C. Edwards Box Office, over the phone at 304-696-6656, or online at ticketmaster.com.