Motown music lovers of all ages and backgrounds came to Hempstead Hall on Saturday night to hear the classic sounds of the Spinners in a brisk and fast-paced 90-minute performance. The legendary group entertained the audience of approximately 800 with energetic dancing and a variety of musical numbers, including several original Spinners songs and their greatest hits as well as tunes by Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson and others.

Motown music lovers of all ages and backgrounds came to Hempstead Hall on Saturday night to hear the classic sounds of the Spinners in a brisk and fast-paced 90-minute performance. The legendary group entertained the audience of approximately 800 with energetic dancing and a variety of musical numbers, including several original Spinners songs and their greatest hits as well as tunes by Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson and others.
Young Motown enthusiast Adelen Westfall, age 10, from Nashville attended the event with her “Gigi”.
“I love to sing and dance and we go to concerts all the time,” Adelen said. “This was a really fun one and I loved it.”
Roslyn Willis of Texarkana said she attended the concert with friends.
“We know this music and these guys were on it tonight,” she said after the show. “They were really grooving ad shaking things up right.”
Willis said this was her first experience at Hempstead Hall.
“This is a great venue and we will defiantly be back.”
Mary Thompson also drove from Texarkana to hear the soulful sounds.
“I really loved it,” she said. “I would say show was better than the Temptations, because they did a lot of performing and dancing. It was so entertaining. They can really move!”
The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council hosted the show in conjunction with Hempstead Hall.
Upcoming events at the venue include an illusionist, dinner and a show and a concert.
Larry Wirtz, illusionist and magician, will perform Friday, March 3 and tickets are  $15.
Wirtz is classically trained "sleight-of-hand" artist who tours nationally as a full-time inspirational speaker, clean comedian and illusionist.
An evening of dinner and Frank Sinatra songs from Tom Tiratto will be offered Friday, April 7. Tiratto and his orchestra will aim to transport the audience to a time reminiscent of Las Vegas shows of the 1960s.