‘Fake the Funk’ on the stage

The Michigan Club wants to know who can fake the funk?

Fake the Funk is a talent show where students will either sing or lip sync songs by their favorite artists.

Kellie Farrell, 20, one of the show’s organizers, said the event will be a success.

“I am so excited about Fake the Funk because it is something that I always wanted to do,” she said. “It originated in East Lansing, Mich., at Michigan State University, and I thought, ‘why not bring it to FAMU?'”

Farrell and two other Detroiters, Edmond Lee and Arian Reed,have been organizing the event since September.

Thus far, they have lined up performances from the Strikers, Divas and Choliage. DJ Qwik will provide the music.

Lee, 20, admits organizing and finding sponsorship for Fake the Funk hasn’t been easy but he believes the hard work will be worth it.

“It’s just an event to give students something to do,” Lee said. “The show is the last Friday of the semester and this is just something relaxing for them to dobefore final’s week. It’s going to be hype.”

Participating as Otis Williams of The Temptations is King of Orange Aaron Berry. The Tampa native said that he when he first heard of Fake the Funk he

knew he wanted to participate.

“I like fun things and this sounded like fun,” said Berry, a business administration student. “So I got some of my roommates to be The Temptations with me. There are five of us in all, and we just started rehearsing. We like the spotlight, but this is just about having fun.”

Artists scheduled to be imitated include R. Kelly, the Temptations and there will be a special tribute to Aaliyah.

The show is set for Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Advance tickets will be sold on The Set Wednesday and Thursday for $3. Tickets are going to be sold the day of the show for $5.