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  • Motown the Musical
    'Motown the Musical' brings the heart and soul of Motown to Milwaukee
    "Motown the Musical" is a live celebration of Motown and how it has developed in America. The show features over 60 famous hits and runs at Milwaukee's Marcus Center now through July 12. A huge audience came to the show's first...
  • Motown the Musical national tour
    'Motown the Musical' actress Martina Sykes on Motown and what makes it last
    "Motown the Musical" is a live celebration of Motown and how it has developed in America. The show features over 60 famous hits and runs at Milwaukee's Marcus Center tomorrow, July 7 through July 12. In anticipation of the Milwaukee...
  • The Forces Behind "The Wiz." TOP: Diana Ross and Berry Gordy. BOTTOM: Rob Cohen and Sidney Lumet.
    Oz on Film, Part One Hundred and Thirty: Big-screen Wiz, Part One
    In the late 1970's, America's first big-budget, live-action Oz-based feature film in nearly four decades was in production, its 1978 release almost as hotly anticipated as that of MGM's The Wizard of Oz in 1939. Like Superman: The...
  • The Beatles
    Top 5 Beatles' cover versions of other artists' songs
    Before John Lennon and Paul McCartney became the prolific songwriting team of the 1960s, their group, The Beatles, sang several cover versions of other people's songs. The Beatles were really a cover band until they mastered the art of...
  • The Nathan Owens Motown and Soul Revue packs Sac Music Fest venue
    The Nathan Owens Motown and Soul Revue packs Sac Music Fest venue
    The annual Sacramento Music Festival completed its 42nd year on Monday, May 25, 2015 with another round of great music enjoyed by multiple thousands of fans with a new favorite being The Nathan Owens Motown and Soul Revue. The band hails from...
  • Motown The Musical  on national tour
    'Motown the Musical' coming to D.C. (see full tour schedule)
    The First National Tour of 'Motown The Musical' will make its way to Washington, D.C. this winter when the show hits the stage at National Theatre on December 1. The show will run for a more than a month."Motown The Musical' is...
  • Motown Mojo takes over The Buell Theatre in Denver
    Review: ‘Motown’ mojo takes over The Buell Theatre in Denver
    Motown the Musical, the motherlode of tribute music, opened to a packed Buell Theatre in Denver Tuesday night. The true story of entertainment entrepreneur and visionary Berry Gordy and his amazing career after he founded the record company Motown...
  • "1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music"
    Interview: Author discusses why 1965 was music's best year ever
    Andrew Grant Jackson thinks 1965 was the best year music ever had. And he has documented that evidence in a just published book, “1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music.” “It's about 1965, and the rivalry between the...
  • Judy Tint
    Music lawyer Judy Tint's ultimate attorney-client privilege
    It was hardly the typical band member introduction, when the Four Tops’ Duke Fakir pointed to the woman standing by the bandleader with the tambourine in her hand one night last week at Broadway’s Palace Theatre, where the Tops were...
  • Motown Records
    Motown Records was the brainchild of Berry Gordy, Jr.
    Debuting in Detroit, Michigan on November 28, 1929, Berry Gordy, Jr. is the seventh of eight children born to Berry Gordy Sr. and Bertha Fuller. His father had been lured to Detroit by the booming automotive business which offered a large quantity...
  • Smokey Robinson promo photo 16
    Motown legend Smokey Robinson at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan
    Motown legend, singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, one of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music, will perform Live In Concert at Genesee Theatre, 203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, Illinois on Friday, October 3rd...
  • Motown the Musical
    'Motown the Musical' singing up a storm on Broadway
    Live singing. A live orchestra. Soul. Motown music. Broadway. A true delight.Motown The Musical, based on Berry Gordy’s autobiography “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown”, is in its theatrical run on...
  • DVD Review -  Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever
    'Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever' DVD Review
    May 16, 1983, NBC aired a special that featured the greatest names that Motown had ever seen. For 25 years Motown had been bringing America the best music that money could buy. Artists like Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Temptations, The...
  • Dennis Coffey
    Rewind with Dennis Coffey
    As one of the legendary Funk Brothers, the studio band that played on countless Motown recordings, Dennis Coffey is known as the guitarist who brought the wah pedal to R&B via The Temptations’ “Cloud Nine.” In addition to...
  • Taylor Swift
    Taylor Swift, "Shakes It Off," with Motown inspired single
    Herbie Hancock once said, “to be an artist, a musician you have to drive yourself, you can’t listen to what other people think or what they want to hear from you. You as the artist are the only one that knows what is best for you, and...
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