History of City Lites
Founder of the Motown and Mo’ show, the late Carlos Butler said in a 1998 Flagler/ Palm Coast News-Tribune release, When I taught in Peekskill
High School in New York, each year, I’d take the Black Culture Club on a cruise, and I’d fundraise by doing this type of show, the parents would get.
up on stage and be The Temptations – or Ike and Tina Turner – and the kids would do the latest rap or hip hop songs.” During that time the show
was so popular, then New York Gov. George Pataki, former mayor of Peekskill, asked her to direct a production for the Town of Peekskill and she
accepted. After moving to Palm Coast, Butler brought “Motown and Mo’ to the Lewis E. Wadsworth School in 1998 as a fundraiser for the Little
Theatre of Palm Coast and eventually to the Flagler Playhouse. The “Motown & Mo’ premiere knocked the socks off Palm Coast audiences