Her Second Act

Former Motown star Martha Reeves has elected to work in front of a new audience, the citizens of Detroit

A year ago, at age 64, with more than 40 years in the record business and a dozen Top 40 hits under her sequined belt, former Motown star Martha Reeves arrived at the moment every professional entertainer dreads. The phone didn't ring as often as before, and the concert bookings were thinning out. So Reeves did the same as millions of people in their 50s and 60s who are facing the end of a career they love: she looked around for a new one that could put to work the skills she had honed in her first. And that is how...

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