By: Madelynn Greenslade
Mary Wilson is one of the former Supremes for Motown in Detroit and backup singer for Diana Ross.
The event will be held tonight at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary Auditorium.
Preceding the concert there will be a red-carpet photo op for those who are attending the event to participate in.
A silent auction, including signed posters from Mary Wilson, other Motown stars, and other famous people from Detroit will be going on during the event.
Mary Wilson is expected to sing all of her hits including 3 that made it to the top 10 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The event will help our TV station, UFTV. UFTV Manager, Andrew du Fresne, says that this is the first time that UFTV is hosting an event like this where they get the proceeds.
“UFTV has not done anything like this before but have been trying to raise money to replace some equipment,” said du Fresne.
With the proceeds UFTV will get from the Mary Wilson concert. They are hopeful that the money will be put towards that new equipment needed in their newsroom. They are looking to upgrade their equipment to HD to provide students the experience to use this equipment before graduating and moving onto their careers.
Some of the sponsors include Marathon’s Center for Performing Arts, Legends, The Hancock Hotel and Waterford Bank.
One stipulation that the committee planning this event had was that alcohol needed to be approved to serve in Winebrenner. Dr. Fell approved this and Legends will now be selling alcohol to those that are 21 and over attending the event. Legends will also be providing some food and The City Club will also be donating cupcakes and sheet cakes to be served at the event.
Roughly half of the tickets have already been sold so be sure to reserve your seat before it’s too late. Tickets are $45 for all community members and $20 for students with the code STUDENT19.