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3 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

John Legends gives his all at L.A.a s Greek Theatre

What: “What's Going On,” a salute to Marvin Gaye and Motown, featuring John Legend with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Related Topix: Motown, Marvin Gaye, R-N-B, John Legend, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Classical, Grammy Awards, Music!, Music

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Consortium MMT bringing Stevie Wonder to Memphis

After announcing a merger between the Consortium MMT and the Memphis Music Foundation , the Consortium is moving forward with its first soul music festival.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder

11 hrs ago | InStyle

Fierce Factor: Go Behind the Scenes of Erykah Badua s White-Hot InStyle Shoot

"Dressing," she believes, "is an everyday art. Be honest, be fearless." Riccardo Tisci, who featured the fashion rebel in a recent Givenchy campaign, is a superfan-and so are we.


Related Topix: Watches, Black Entertainment, Erykah Badu, Fashion, Designers, Givenchy

12 hrs ago | KNEK-FM Lafayette

Smokey Robinson Enlists Mary J. Blige, John Legend for New Duets Album, "Smokey & Friends"

Smokey Robinson teamed up with a variety of well-known singers on his new duets album, Smokey & Friends , which hits stores today, August 19. The 11-track collection features new interpretations of songs the Motown legend wrote or co-wrote, either for his old group, The Miracles , or for The Temptations or his own solo career.


Related Topix: Duets, Entertainment, Television, Smokey Robinson, Black Entertainment, Christian Music, The Miracles, The Temptations

12 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Album reviews: Kimbra's 'The Golden Echo,' Smokey Robinson 'Smokey & Friends'

In a year in which many big-ticket records have stressed brevity and focus, there's something to be said for New Zealand pop iconoclast Kimbra's "The Golden Echo."


Related Topix: Smokey Robinson, Black Entertainment, Cake, Life, Dessert, Food, Baked Goods

14 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

"Vivacious" Show Honors Minnie Riperton

Vivacious, a musical tribute honoring RnB singer Minnie Riperton, chronicles her life, music, and times growing up in Chicago to her eventual international stardom in Hollywood.


Related Topix: Minnie Riperton

19 hrs ago | CBS Local

Berry Gordy Day In Oakland; Motown's Creator Honored, Appears At City Hall

It's Berry Gordy Jr. Day in the East Bay. The legendary impresario and creator of the Motown Sound was honored in front of hundreds in attendance for a public appearance in Oakland Monday morning.


Related Topix: Motown, Detroit, MI

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Echo & the Bunnymen played two nights at Irving Plaza (night 1 pics,...

During Echo & the Bunnymen's 90-minute set Friday night at the Orpheum Theatre, singer Ian McCulloch evoked the spirits of Jim Morrison, James Brown, Lou Reed, Nat King Cole and Wilson Pickett by including snippets of their famous songs in the middle of the Bunnymen's own classics.


Related Topix: Echo & the Bunnymen, Pop/Rock, Ian McCulloch, Lou Reed, Wilson Pickett


Maxwell Recruits Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Robert Glasper &...

Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Robert Glasper , Chrisette Michele , Eric Roberson and Boney James are among the headliners who will join Maxwell on the singer's inaugural Maxwell + the 7 Seas Caribbean cruise .


Related Topix: Jazz, Erykah Badu, Black Entertainment, Ledisi, Hip-Hop, Anthony Hamilton, Eric Roberson, Boney James

Brandon Sun

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 24-30

Aug. 24: Actor Kenny Baker is 80. R&B singer Marshall Thompson is 72. Actress Anne Archer is 67. Actor Joe Regalbuto is 65. Actor-writer Stephen Fry is 57. Actor Steve Guttenberg is 56. Talk-show host Craig Kilborn is 52. Rock singer John Bush is 51. Actress Marlee Matlin is 49. Country singer Kristyn Osborn is 44. Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is ... (more)


Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, The Chi-Lites, Jazz, Kenny Baker, John, Alternative, Shedaisy, Country

Spandau Ballet to perform at premiere

Spandau Ballet are to perform in the UK for the first time since 2010 at the premiere of their documentary film 'Soul Boys of the Western World'.


Related Topix: Martin Kemp, Dance, Pop/Rock, Spandau Ballet, The Very Best of

Nashoba Publishing Online

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like "My Girl" and "Tears of a Clown" says he can't stop writing.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson, Motown

The Tribune

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like "My Girl" and "Tears of a Clown" says he can't stop writing.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson

ABC News

Smokey Robinson, Still Writing, Duets With Friends

After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like "My Girl" and "Tears of a Clown" says he can't stop writing.


Related Topix: Duets, Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson, Entertainment, Television, Motown

Peninsula Daily News

This week's concerts in the great outdoors across Jefferson, Clallam counties

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE of free outdoor music on the North Olympic Peninsula continues with: SEQUIM MUSIC IN THE PARK - Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Twisted Roots .


Related Topix: Sequim, WA, Port Angeles, WA, Motown, Port Townsend, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Henry Stone gave voice to the Miami sound

Henry Stone, who produced early recordings by Ray Charles and James Brown, was the man behind the Florida company, TK Records, a fountain of disco in the 1970s and the source of what came to be called the Miami sound.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, James Brown, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Disco, KC & the Sunshine Band, Music, Entertainment

Concert preview: Earth, Wind and Fire are forever funky

He was all of 18, and saw a future in music ahead. "I was going to make $50,000 a year in Chicago, find a little house, play in the classical world and maybe moonlight on weekends playing in cover bands," White recalls.


Related Topix: Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Philip Bailey, Jazz, John Coltrane

'Get on Up' is a solid biopic

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Chadwick Boseman

Detroit Free Press

On new album, Smokey Robinson gets a little help from his friends

They're the hits that keep on giving. Take nearly a dozen of Smokey Robinson's most enduring songs, add a batch of A-list duet partners, toss in a bit of modern musical sizzle, and you've got "Smokey & Friends," the Motown icon's most high-profile record in years.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson, Motown, The Temptations

Sat Aug 16, 2014

New York Daily News

Fall Theater Preview: Big stars will shine on Broadway

Cooper stars in 'The Elephant Man' and Jackman in 'The River'; other stars hitting the boards include Michael Cera, Rose Byrne, Blythe Danner, Nathan Lane, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, and Glenn Close The season marks returns for Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close and first times for Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal , Michael Cera and Rose ... (more)


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Drama Movies, The Elephant Man, Biography Movies, Comedy Movies, You Can't Take It with You, Celebrities, Glenn Close, The Real Thing, Entertainment