Far left, the smooth moves and sounds of the New Stylistics impressed everyone. Left, Councilman James Sanders Jr. recognized The Reverend Dr. Marian Samuels Grier, 87, as being the oldest mother in the house. DJ Larry Love presented her with flowers. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Doing the ‘old girl’ proud, the concert that was possibly the final public event in the long history of Far Rockaway High School, was a smash hit.
Last Saturday Russell Thompkins Jr. & the New Stylistics, and The Delfonics featuring William Hart performed a Mother’s Day concert to a packed house. Also on the May 7 bill was ventriloquist act Wayne & Charlie (the Rapping Dummy). The evening was hosted by 103.5 KTU DJ “The Duke” Johnny Allen. Councilman James Sanders Jr. and Margert Community Corporation sponsored the show as part of the 2011 Garvey-Tubman Music Series.
Councilman James Sanders Jr. joins City Comptroller John Liu, who stopped by to wish all the mothers in the audience a happy Mother’s Day.
Far left, Russell Thompkins shakes hands with members of the audience. Above, People were swaying to the music of the Delfonics.
The Delfonics featuring original lead singer William Hart thrilled the crowd with such hits as “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” and “La La Means I Love You.”
From the first to last song, it was a group sing-along when the New Stylistics took the stage. Below, The crowd was on its feet for The Stylistics, of “Break Up To Make Up” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New” fame.