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Robinson's duets album is smokin' hot

IN TUNE: Smokey Robinson s latest album, Smokey & Friends, pairs the Motown veteran with Steve Tyler, John Legend and Mary J Blige, among others.


Related Topix: Motown, Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Earth, Wind & Fire forever funky nearly 45 years later

Verdine White, left, performs with Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind and Fire: "I don't think anybody has gone through different genres as successfully as we have," White says.


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

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Steve Smith: Smokey Robinson at the Greek Theatre; Gene Simmons apologizes

Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.


Related Topix: Folk, Smokey Robinson, Steve Smith, Black Entertainment, The Temptations, Christian Music, The Miracles, Ace Frehley, Pop/Rock, Kiss

Lansing State Journal

Better lovers put oomph in smooch

It's been a long time since most older adults experienced their first romantic kisses.


Phoenix New Times

Club Candids: Fly Folks and Soulful Sounds at Motown on Mondays Phoenix at Crescent Ballroom

If your knowledge of soul, funk, and especially Motown music is limited to the Urban Outfitters' vinyl selection or the Get On Up soundtrack, you're in need of enlightenment.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Motown


Exclusive: The Supremes' Mary Wilson Talks No. 1 Single 'Where Did Our Love Go' 50 Years Later

The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" single cover with Florence Ballard, Diana Ross and Mary Wilson released in 1964.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Supremes

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Maxwell Enlists Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton & More for Caribbean Cruise

Organizers have announced that during the cruise -- which takes place May 3, 2015 -- fans will enjoy headlining showcases from Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Joe , Chrisette Michele , Robert Glasper , Eric Roberson , Norman Brown and Boney James.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Anthony Hamilton, Hip-Hop, Erykah Badu, Eric Roberson, The Wailers, Reggae

Soul Survivors

Few performers in the world of contemporary R&B are as celebrated and sought after as Sharon Jones and her band, the Dap-Kings.


Related Topix: Motown

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Sounding Off on Sounds | Zsame Morgan carries the act in The Rebirth: Mind, Body & Soul

Wenso Ashby featuring ZsamA©, was, at one point, the last word in Twin Cities smooth jazz/neo-soul.


Related Topix: New-Age, Body + Soul, The Isley Brothers


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

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


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

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.

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

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

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

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