Join us for Motown Prom to support the urban doxology Songwriting Internship! friday, July 26, 8 p.m. at the Robinson Theater (2903 Q St.).

We’re celebrating the legacy of Motown and the influence of culture-making on Richmond’s own Motown-in-the-making:

the Urban Doxology Songwriting Internship.

 

Come in Motown-Themed Dress to be in the running for our

“Best Dressed” award!

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Not sure what to wear?

We can help!

 
Girl Groups:  Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas; Motown in its heyday was known for its beautifully coiffed and sophisticated girl groups. Wear a long, sleek, slinky dress, either sequined or unadorned, with a high slit so as to be able to perform the groups’ famous stage moves. Over-the-elbow gloves will complement the look. Smoothly blow out your hair and wear it either in an updo or a flip. Apply a full set of false eyelashes and a light-colored lipstick. Keep accessories to a minimum so the dress will remain the center of attention. You can also dress in early 1960s girl group style which is epitomized by simple A-line shifts and white go-go boots or low heels.

Girl Groups: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas; Motown in its heyday was known for its beautifully coiffed and sophisticated girl groups. Wear a long, sleek, slinky dress, either sequined or unadorned, with a high slit so as to be able to perform the groups’ famous stage moves. Over-the-elbow gloves will complement the look. Smoothly blow out your hair and wear it either in an updo or a flip. Apply a full set of false eyelashes and a light-colored lipstick. Keep accessories to a minimum so the dress will remain the center of attention. You can also dress in early 1960s girl group style which is epitomized by simple A-line shifts and white go-go boots or low heels.

Guy Groups:  Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four TopsA polished look matched the polished moves of Motown’s quartets and quintets in the 1960s. Choose slim-fitting tuxedos and suits with either single- or double-breasted jackets. Wear a well-pressed collared shirt with a tie or bow tie. Tuck a pocket square into the jacket pocket. Leave any casual shoes or sneakers at home, and step into glossy black lace-ups or loafers. Short hair was de rigueur, so carefully coif your hair with pomade or gel to keep it out of your face. If you are African American, consider marcelling your hair for a style that was appropriate for the era.

Guy Groups: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four TopsA polished look matched the polished moves of Motown’s quartets and quintets in the 1960s. Choose slim-fitting tuxedos and suits with either single- or double-breasted jackets. Wear a well-pressed collared shirt with a tie or bow tie. Tuck a pocket square into the jacket pocket. Leave any casual shoes or sneakers at home, and step into glossy black lace-ups or loafers. Short hair was de rigueur, so carefully coif your hair with pomade or gel to keep it out of your face. If you are African American, consider marcelling your hair for a style that was appropriate for the era.

Dessert!

Dessert!

Dancing to your Motown Favorites: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, and more!

Dancing to your Motown Favorites: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, and more!

Motown Prom punch!

Motown Prom punch!