Headlines Headlines (News) — 19 December 2014
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Motown Sound Party Rocks Gleason

Jeff Kiel, second from right, the president and publisher of Florida Today, is presented a $2,000 donation from Florida Tech at the Motown concert.

The glory days of Motown came to vibrant, rockin\’ life on Dec. 6 at Gleason Performing Arts Center as Florida Tech\’s Alumni Association presented the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Miracles and Marvelettes Salute with Myles Savage’s Last Original Stars in concert.

Led by Savage, former lead singer of the Platters, the concert featured songs such as “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Shout.” TWITCHY, the all-faculty band led by Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony J. Catanese, opened the show.

At the show, Florida Tech donated $2,000 to Florida Today’s Reaching Out Holiday Campaign, including $1,000 from the university’s Alumni Association.

Reaching Out used the funds to help purchase gifts for more than 3,100 children in need and 1,300 seniors, most of whom are homebound. In mid-December, dozens of volunteers at locations in Titusville, Palm Bay, Melbourne and Cocoa distributed new toys and books to Brevard County families.

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