Monthly Archives: February 2016

Marilyn & Billy: Valentines in Vegas!


To think that exactly a year ago, Valentine’s Day–for after all, The 5th Dimension always stands for love!– LaMonte and  I launched his now-hit memoir, “From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension” at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with our afternoon on-stage chat and fan meet n’ greet…and who were our special guests?  None other than Marilyn & Billy.  How Mac & I enjoyed their concert in the Orleans showroom later that evening!  And in 2016…

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Yes, it’s a year later–I am here tending to biz in chilly NYC–and our “MarBill” are back at the Orleans with their all-new Broadway-like show:  “Up-Up & Away:  A Musical Fable!”  They’ll be bringing it with sizzling story & song & dance & romance along with their troupe, this Sat & Sun, the 13th & 14th…truly defining the iconic phrase: “Love is waiting there!”

And look for “Up-Up & Away: A Musical Fable!” coming to a city near you!  Tune into McCoo & Davis’s lively official Facebook page for the latest news on the dynamic duo…and “forever lovebirds!”

–Robert-Allan Arno

BONUS…JUST IN!  Exclusive photos from the Valentine’s evening performance…not only smooth & romantic, but powerfully historic, including: “One Less Bell,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Never My Love,” “MacArthur Park,” “Blackbird,” “The Declaration,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “The Man that Got Away,” “In the Midnight Hour,” “Where or When,” “Up-Up and Away,” “Stoned Soul Picnic/Sweet Blindness,”  and much more…

Watch Marilyn & Billy on Fox News 5’s Morning Show, Las Vegas:

book coverOrder the 5-star reviewed memoir recommended by MarBill, Mary Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Mathis and Neil Sedaka…”From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension” by McLemore & Arno at Amazon:

(Special thanks to Steve Rosenblum of Sterling Winters and exclusive photos courtesy of the DeniseRose Torres Collection, all rights reserved)


Remembering Maurice White

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FOREVER 5th DIMENSION expresses prayerful sympathies on the loss of Maurice White, founder of legends Earth, Wind & Fire. In his memoir, FROM HOBO FLATS TO THE 5th DIMENSION, LaMonte McLemore noted how all the up & coming artists, from The Temptations, to The 5th Dimension, to Earth, Wind & Fire, would pool their monies and their dreams, staying at “Hobo Flats” as a supportive launch pad to their mutual successes. Moreover, in my liner notes to The Ultimate 5th Dimension CD, producer Bones Howe shared this about the hit, “Stoned Soul Picnic”: “Maurice White confessed to me that when he heard ‘Stoned Soul,’ it quote, did it for him! It inspired him to form Earth, Wind & Fire!”

Maurice White, his unparalleled vision and artistry are eternal.

Robert-Allan Arno

Happy Birthday, Florence LaRue!


Florence LaRue (photo by Bob Barry)

Dateline Feb 4—We celebrate the birthday of our “Delightful Diva,” the lovely Florence LaRue. Join Forever 5th Dimension for our special essay salute to this indomitable 6-time Grammy award winner, a multi-faceted artist whose endearing brand of “sunshine” is adored the world over… also featuring greetings from the fans! At this link: