‘My Brother Marvin’ takes Coronado stage April 18
My Brother Marvin, the never-before-told story of musical genius Marvin Gaye, will take the stage at Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 18.
Tickets, which went on sale Jan. 18, are $37.50-$42.50, and are available through the Coronado PAC Box Office at (815) 968-0595 or online at www.coronadopac.org. The Coronado is at 314 N. Main St., Rockford.
The musical genius of Marvin Gaye is undisputedly documented in the annals of music history with his continual string of No. 1 and Top 10 hits, unforgettable duets and larger-than-life persona.
No doubt, from his auspicious introduction to music at an early age until his premature and untimely death at the age of 45, one fact remained undeniably true: Marvin was the voice of his generation.
But, what about the man? What about the influences and people who shaped Marvin, those forces that destroyed Marvin, those who loved Marvin and the family who now carries on the legacy of Marvin? What about that story, the real story, the true story of the marvelous Marvin Gaye! The world knows his music, but they don’t know the man behind the music.
In this shocking and spellbinding new version of My Brother Marvin, audiences will experience the most candid and revealing story of life with this musical icon that has never been told. Based on the firsthand accounts of Marvin’s sister, Zeola Gaye, My Brother Marvin pushes the envelope by revealing Marvin’s internal battles, greatest fears and most salacious family secrets.
Action-packed and inspirational, My Brother Marvin brilliantly unfolds on stage as it highlights not the music, but the mind of Marvin Gaye; even revealing the heart of his mother, the only person who actually witnessed his untimely death. It was believed that she took her secrets to her grave, until the recent discovery of her hidden journals, in which she writes candidly about her husband, her family and, of course, her superstar son.
From the Jan. 23-29, 2013, issue
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