The Majestic Motown Soul Revue is back and it was spectacular. After a two-year hiatus, the annual event returned and again benefits youth in the Bay Area.
On Friday, March 15th, the Miraculous Foundation Community Church located on Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland was transformed into a Motown performance hall that transported the sold-out audience back to authentic Motown musical magic.
The Revue supports the work of The Miraculous Foundation Community Church, Co-Pastored by Dr. Jenee and Dr. Patricia Scott, and their non-profit, the Youth Learning & Cultural Institute (YLCI). Many of the performers were from the arts program of YLCI, and they were marvelous.
Local musicians J-Wiz, Teezy, Quantae, Guitar Dre, and Jayvyn “Charlie Brown”, comprised the house band and held their own, anchoring the show with great Motown sound.
Scott’s daughter, Majesty Scott is the Director, and served as the writer, singer, and choreographer for the show. Her Aretha Franklin tribute opening was incredible.
Many in the audience were friends of the performers and the Scott Family, which made the event even more exciting. The audience was loud, enthusiastic, and many sang along to the classic songs. A narrated slide show taught the history of Motown entertainment and set the mood, highlighting celebrities, songs and television shows of the Motown era.
Sponsors included Scott family members, individuals, and businesses such as United Bank, First Bank, and the Oakland Temple Visitors Center. Sponsor and LDS Elder Jay Pimentel of the Oakland Temple and his niece Andrea Pimentel enjoyed the entire show and celebrated at the end with Co-Pastors Scott.
The wonderful evening of entertainment was not only a community fellowship event, but also showcased local Bay Area artists and the youth talent in the YLCI program. According to the program brochure, “The Creative Expression Arts/Performance component of YLCI “serves as a vehicle to integrate youth and their elders while creating extraordinary performances.” African American History was relived and displayed in new and innovative ways with the Majestic Motown Revue.
For more information about the show or to become a sponsor, call 510-366-8850 or go to: http://www.miraculousfoundation.org, or http://ylci.net.