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Monday, April 11, 2011
Nicola Lawler
Office of Public Relations
256-761-6207

THE TEMPTATIONS REVIEW COMES TO TALLADEGA

Special Entertainment Announced for 94th Alumni Reunion Weekend/2nd Annual President's Scholarship Concert

Talladega, Alabama—The Alpha Lyrae Vega of Them All will shine bright as they host a Motown Star this month in the city. Talladega College will be commemorating its 94th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend and 136th Commencement Exercises on Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 1st. The weekend is jam packed with fun and excitement for alumni, friends, and the surrounding community.

The College will host the 2nd Annual President’s Scholarship Concert as a part of the weekend agenda with The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards as the special entertainment event guests on Friday, April 29th. Dennis Edwards has continued to entice the hearts of old-school music lovers and pop listeners for the past 33 years. Dennis, one of the last surviving members of “The Temptations,” replaced lead singer David Ruffin in 1968. His legendary entrance in the group brought major success and produced such hits as “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone, Memories, Ball of Confusion, Psychedelic Shack, Can’t Get Next to You,” and many more. With Dennis, the group garnered its first grammy and then went on to win 14 gold albums, 7 grammy nominations and 5 grammy awards. Dennis was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989; and he was also inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame in 1999.

Audiences old and young will enjoy the smooth, unique sounds of this show-stopping group as they grace the grounds of the Historic Ritz Theatre for the President’s Scholarship Concet and Talladega College’s Alumni Reunion Weekend. Tickets are currently on sale for $35 for the Friday night show which begins at 7:30 p.m. Birmingham radio personality, Isis Jones of 98.7 Kiss FM will be the Mistress of Ceremonies; and prominent Jazz Artist, Ray Silkman of Chicago, Illinois will open for the group. For ticket information, contact the Ritz Theatre at 256-315-0000 or go on-line to www.talladegaritz.com. To purchase tickets by phone with a credit card, call the Talladega College Business Office at 256-761-6224. For registration and information for the Talladega College Alumni Reunion Weekend, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 256-761-8832 or Mr. Seddrick Hill, Alumni Affairs Director at 256-761-6205 or 256-521-4008.

ABOUT TALLADEGA COLLEGE
Talladega College, founded in 1867, is Alabama's oldest historically black private college and among the oldest liberal arts colleges in the nation. Located in the historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama, the college offers a range of degrees in four divisions: Business and Administration, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Education.

Talladega College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate degrees; and the school holds several institutional memberships. For more information visit www.talladega.edu.


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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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