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CURTAIN CALL — Lamont Dozier



Updated: February 6, 2014 9:22AM

Lamont Dozier, one of the preeminent Motown songwriters (with 54 chart toppers to his credit), has collaborated with his son, Paris, to pen a vibrant score for the Chicago Children’s Theatre production, “Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money,” based on the popular book by Flint, Michigan-bred writer Christopher Paul Curtis. Here he talks about his Detroit days, his love of musical theater, and the mix of doo-wop, soul, R&B and hip-hop styles he has brought to “Mr. Chickee.” — Hedy Weiss

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