The Temptations and the Four Tops throw back to Motown's heyday at the Dr. Phillips Center Sunday

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What started out as a “battle of the bands” set piece for the now-legendary Motown 25 TV special way back in 1983 has, over the last 30-plus years, turned into an ongoing and appropriately wonderful series of tours featuring Motown’s two greatest vocal groups. Of course, the years have taken their toll in various ways, as many of the core members of both groups have passed away or retired, but amazingly, the vocal magic on display in these shows actually manages to rise well above the level of pure nostalgia. Certainly, the Temps were always the strongest and more musically adventurous of the two, while the Four Tops always stuck more closely to their pop-soul roots, but as the years have gone on, those contrasts have melted away, as both now go straight for highly polished and immaculately performed versions of their greatest hits. 

8 p.m. | Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. | 844-513-2014 | drphillipscenter.org | $49.50


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