Smokey Robinson

A group of Downey residents and friends saw Smokey Robinson live in concert at a casino over the weekend. Karrie Benoit Morales, one of his backup singers, got the group backstage passes to meet the R&B legend. "His concert was fabulous and meeting him was the icing on the cake," said resident Jan Scott, who is also president of the Downey Chamber of Commerce. "I grew up with his music and sold a lot of his music at my parents' music store when I was young." From left: Dorothy Pemberton, Lee Ann Sears, Kathy Bee, Smokey Robinson, Jan Scott and Karrie Benoit Morales. ********** Published: September 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 24