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The Landis Theater, October 30th in Vineland, NJ

Posted in Engagements on October 25th, 2010 by MaryWilson

Mary Wilson is playing The Landis Theater in Vineland, NJ on October 30, 2010: http://www.landistheater.com/

HB727 Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark

Posted in News on October 25th, 2010 by MaryWilson

On October 19th, Governor Rendell signed HB727 Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark into law (see article: “Stop in the Name of Love: Supreme’s PA copyright fight“).

Photos from DCCC

Posted in News on October 15th, 2010 by MaryWilson

In July, I performed for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s DCCC in Washington, DC. Over 50 elected women officials were in attendance. All of them stood up and sung to “Stop! In the Name of Love”.

Review:

“Mary – people are still talking about what a magical evening it was–all thanks to you!”

Stop in the Name of Love: Supreme’s PA copyright fight

Posted in News on October 12th, 2010 by MaryWilson

From Philly.com by Joseph N. DiStefano

I asked State Rep. Rosita Youngblood, D-Germantown, why she’s the one pushing the General Assembly for a tighter copyright-violations law (HB 727) that she says would fill a gap in Pennsylvania’s current trademark legislation by separating the “possession” of phony copies from the “intent to sell.”

“It was brought to my attention by Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Youngblood told me.

Youngblood is a leader in the National Foundation of Women Legislators. Wilson lobbied the lady solons on behalf of the recorded-music industry, which has been losing zillions to Internet pirates and Chinese copyists. Youngblood invited her to Philadelphia and Harrisburg last summer, where Wilson testified on behalf of her sister and brother artists.

“We’re trying to stop counterfeiters,” Youngblood told me. She recited examples (mostly not in Pennsylvania) of cheap extension cords sparking fires, phony Similac baby formula, fake aircraft parts, and other threats “to the health and safety and welfare of our consumers in Pennsylvania. A lot of consumers don’t understand what’s going on. It’s hurting a lot of people.”

Youngblood’s bill has passed the House and moves for final approval in the Senate next week.

Friends

Posted in Friends & Fans on October 11th, 2010 by MaryWilson

Friends who came to see me at the Catalina Bar & Grill

Mary Wilson’s new album has “a lot to say about life”

Posted in News on October 11th, 2010 by MaryWilson

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

HollywoodNews.com: Mary Wilson reports that the album of all-new material she’s been working on– with songs by Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier — will be out “within a couple of months.

“We haven’t decided on a name yet. It has something to do with my journey in life. It has a lot to say about life,” says the songstress who rose to fame as one of Motown’s legendary Supremes – who, of course, were hit-making giants thanks to songs turned out by Holland-Dozier-Holland.

Mary’s new album is “more adult contemporary,” she says. “It was originally supposed to come out this month, but it isn’t quite there yet. Of course, there’s no radio to play new music these days. There’s the internet and, well, we’ll figure out something.”

Right now, Mary’s busy with her “Up Close” shows, singing sultry ballads at jazz clubs including Hollywood’s Catalina Bar & Grill Sept. 2-5.

“I do ‘Body and Soul’ – there’s a little bit of that sexy thing going on. I do Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now,’ that really sums up my life. I do ‘Here’s to Life’ – a very, very beautiful song.”

There’s not a Supremes song on the list. Those interested in hearing those golden oldies should go to one of her rock ‘n’ roll concerts, not her cabaret performances, Mary says. “I do my concerts all the time – although, this past year or two have been very, very slow with the economy down,” she observes, referring to the abysmal industry-wide concert scene . “There’ve been cutbacks on corporate shows, too. But they’ll pick up when the economy pick up.”

Review of “Up Close” at the Rrazz Room

Posted in News on October 11th, 2010 by MaryWilson

From Rossmoor News

Review by Charles Jarrett

First, I want to tell you about a venue that is considered by many to offer the best in first- class entertainment nightclubs in the Bay Area -the Rrazz Room. My wife, Karen, and I were treated to an absolutely delightful performance by one of the truly great song stylists of the 1960s and `70s- the one and only Mary Wilson, a beautiful and talented woman perhaps best known as the co-founder of the world-famous Supremes…

Wilson was everything I expected her to be, especially after receiving a glowing endorsement by actress Stefanie Powers last week during an interview about her upcoming tribute to the music of Lorenz Hart. Powers had seen Wilson the previous week in Los Angeles at the Catalina Room and asked me to tell her personally, as one professional to another, how terrific her show was. “Unbelievable,” she said, “this lady has still got it in spades.” I concur.

Wilson is non-stop excitement, expressing every emotion an entertainer could possibly deliver. She’s vibrant, touching, heartwarming and soulful. She is backed by some pretty terrific professionals, including the incomparable, sweet-lipped Winston Byrd on horn; Mark Zier, master of the keyboard and musical director; Ray Pannell on electric and acoustic guitar; Daniel Fabricant on the acoustic base; Donzell Davis, practitioner of percussion; and Daniel Fabrican whose sweet vocal accompaniment rounded out the exquisite sound of this nightclub experience extraordinaire.

Wilson brought back memories by singing Supremes hits “Love Child,” “Baby Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “My World is Empty” and her unmatched rendition of “Here’s to Life.” She brought both tears of laughter and joy to a packed house of passionate admirers. The audience was invited to join her in singing along, even on one occasion in joining her on the stage. She was warm, magnanimous in sharing her art and love of music with everyone in the intimate entertainment room. She spoke warmly and perhaps even a bit tearfully of her love of her dear friend and co-founder of the group, Florence Ballard, who passed away in 1976.

It was truly a spellbinding evening, enhanced by some of the finest musicians a compact little performance group like this could ever wish for. I loved it, the audience loved it and I eagerly look forward to having Wilson return to San Francisco for another enchanting evening at the Rrazz Room!

The Hollywood Show in Burbank Oct. 9th & 10th

Posted in Engagements on October 4th, 2010 by MaryWilson

The Hollywood Show is a memorabilia convention and many artists will  be there.

We will be signing autographs and selling  our merchandise. Come on down and see your favorite artists.

Touch

Mary Wilson of the Supremes

Thanks to all of the friends and fans who came to see me at the Catalina Bar and Grill and the Rrazz Room in San Francisco.

Posted in Engagements, Friends & Fans, News on October 3rd, 2010 by MaryWilson

My dear friends Rita Coolidge, Brenda Russell, Jackee

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