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Music at the Crossroads:

By Victoria Advocate
April 29, 2010 at midnight
Updated April 28, 2010 at 11:29 p.m.

The Temptations

HOT CONCERTS NEXT WEEK

HOUSTON AREA

May 4- Papa Roach, Warehouse Live, $43.90, warehouselive.com

May 5- Norah Jones, Verizon Wireless Theater, $57.50, Ticketmaster.com

May 7- Gipsy Kings, House of Blues, $95, Ticketmaster.com

May 8- Ben Folds, House of Blues, $55, Ticketmaster.com

SAN ANTONIO

May 2- Celtic Woman, Majestic Theatre, $52.25, Majesticempire.com

AUSTIN

May 6- Gipsy Kings, The Backyard, $30, $55, Thebackyard.net

May 7- Ben Folds, Stubbs Bar-B-Q, $30- $35, Stubbsaustin.com

May 8- Blue October, Stubbs Bar-B-Q, $35, Stubbsaustin.com

CORPUS CHRISTI

May 3- Papa Roach, Concrete Street Amphitheater, $25, Ticketmaster.com

By Julian Cavazos

Hey, music fans,

Get ready to be tempted.

If you grew up in the '60s and '70s, you might have liked the way they do the things they do.

The Temptations are bringing back the spirit of Motown this summer in San Antonio.

Who could forget their classic 1964 hit, "My Girl?" This song is still popular, even today.

Looking tall, thin and cool in their matching suits, they'd snap their fingers and perform simple dance moves.

Besides "My Girl," their other hits, like "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," and "Papa Was Rolling Stone," are listed among the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock 'n' Roll."

The group came in the midst of the civil rights movement, with an attempt for African-Americans to crossover into the popular music scene.

The Temptations helped bring Motown to mainstream, and made soul, pop and R&B sound good. They went on to become one of the most successful black music groups in history.

And, after all these decades, they've still got it. Let them take you down memory lane.

The Temptations, Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, June 27. Tickets on sale May 1 at Ticketmaster.com, $35-$75.

Erykah Badu, Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, June 13. Tickets on sale April 30 at Ticketmaster.com, $89.

Hole, House of Blues, Houston, June 6. Tickets on sale May 1 at Ticketmaster.com, $35, $50.

Melissa Etheridge, Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, July 31. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster.com April 30, $37.50-$102.50.

Pat Benatar, House of Blues, Houston, Aug. 13. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster.com April 30, $27.50, $55.

Train, Kris Allen, Mixfest, HemisFair Park, San Antonio, May 23. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster.com April 30, $31.96.

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