Sunday, February 13, 2011

Supremes-Style

I've always assumed that most other young Jewish girls growing up in Queens in the 60's and 70's had the same professional goal as I did: to be a back-up singer for the Supremes. While other teenagers stood at the mirror, singing into their hairbrush, I stood before mine, practicing the all-important move of stretching my arm straight out in front of me, then twisting my hand at the wrist so that it eventually wound up held in the "stop" position. So imagine how thrilled I was when I visited the Music Experience Project in Seattle (www.empsfm.org) last summer, and found an exhibit of costumes the Supremes wore when performing.

In honor of the Grammy Awards, enjoy.





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