There are a lot of oddities one spots when wandering around Las Vegas, as you might imagine. Actually, you probably don't have to do much wandering. The monumental over-hype nearly everywhere is high on the list and hard to select one that stands out. Occasionally, too, there are shows that make a play for getting on the Odd List.
One that has leapt out for me is a show that's playing at the Venetian. It's called Human Nature: The Motown Show. It's four white guys singing, I guess, the hits of Motown.
Because nothing says "Motown" like four white guys.
(The show is "Presented by" Smoky Robinson. I don't know what he was thinking. Actually, I think we probably do. But still...)
Of course, the truth is that they might be perfectly talented. And I suspect that, within reason, they are.
And yes, I believe that four white guys -- or just one -- should be able to sing the hits of Motown whenever and wherever they want. And do it perhaps wonderfully. Or not.
But still -- nothing says "Motown" like four white guys.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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