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The music group, The Temptations, pose on May 11, 1968 for Billboard magazine.
Local bigwigs are working to revive an influential part of Tucson history with the upcoming Tucson Forum events.
The Fox Theater, 17 W. Congress, will be hosting Mr. Dennis Edwards, lead singer from The Temptations, on Sunday, Jan. 31 for a free armchair discussion.
The discussion, focusing on Edwards’ experiences in the music business during the Civil Rights movement, is free and open to the public. Tickets will be offered in advance at the Fox Theater box office but once doors open, it will be first-come, first-seated. Doors open at 4 p.m., the Forum begins at 5 p.m., and a Temptations Review in Concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for the concert range from $25 to $50 and can be purchased here.
Operating from 1946 to 1984, the Sunday Evening Forum brought prominent and influential people to Tucson. These guests included John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr., according to the Tucson Forum website. At the Forum’s height, one meeting broke the record for the nation’s largest community forum, with 55,000 people in attendance. The board is hoping to return the forum to it’s former glory, with your help.
For more information, visit sundayeveningforum.com.