Local performers to lend voices

The famed sounds of Motown are set to fill Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom Saturday night.

The annual fundraising Motown Meltdown is being held in support of Seva Canada, which works to restore sight and prevent blindness in the developing world, according to a press release.

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The 2015 edition will feature 26 vocalists and a 12-piece band, performing songs from the Motown songbook like "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Papa Was A Rolling Stone." Several North Shore musicians will be part of the performance. Featured artists include Roy Forbes, David Steele and daughter Olivia Steele Falconer, Al Harlow (Prism), Linda Kidder, Will Sanders (The Sojourners), Dalannah Gail Bowen, Jim Byrnes, Ali Milner, Marcus Mosely and Sibel Thrasher. Show time is at 8 p.m. and tickets ($32/$42) are available through ticketmaster.ca. Info: www.seva.ca/motownmeltdown.htm.

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