SOURCE: Hitsville Venture

October 19, 2009 08:53 ET

Motown Legends Cruise Offers Fans Opportunity to Become a Part of Motown 50 Historical Documentary

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Motown fans sailing to the Bahamas in January on the Heatwave Celebrity Cruise with iconic music legends The Four Tops, The Dramatics and Freda Payne now have an even greater incentive to cruise with the stars.

Hitsville Venture, LLC, sponsor of the January 8-11 2010 star-studded cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas from Miami to Coco Cay and Nassau, has announced that a documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Motown record label will be filmed aboard the ship.

"We will film the shipboard concerts, the parties and all the wonderful activities with the artists and the fans, and create a permanent historical record of this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience," says Herbert J, Strather, CEO of Hitsville Venture. The Detroit-based gaming and image branding company is co-owned by more than 50 former Motown artists, producers, songwriters and musicians.

Strather says he expects the documentary will receive wide exposure globally via television broadcasts.

Now with more reason than ever to take the cruise (as if getting away from the bitter cold winter of Chicago, Detroit, London or Berlin wasn't enough), fans of the former Motown legends will not only have a great time but can find fame by becoming part of an important historical record.

Several other former Motown superstars including The Miracles, The Original Vandellas and The Contours with Joe Billingslea have been invited to join the gala party on the high seas.

There will be free gifts galore and numerous opportunities to win one-of-a-kind rare autographed items by the music legends.

Tickets for the Heatwave Celebrity Cruise may be purchased online at www.heatwavecelebritycruise.com

Everyone who buys a ticket to the cruise online will automatically receive an autographed copy of the new CD "Motor City Hits: Real Music is Back" featuring the hit single "Miles Away," the first new recording by the Four Tops in decades. The CD also features new music by The Miracles, The Contours with Joe Billingslea and other former members of the Motown royal family.

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