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2 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

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.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Smokey Robinson

12 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Soul

14 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Review: 'Motown' sizzles on the strength of its songs

The hit records, and the artists who made them, are the power source driving this frenetic jukebox musical based on the life and times of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

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Related Topix: Soul, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Entertainment

22 hrs ago | Bohemian.com

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.

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Related Topix: Soul

Tue Aug 19, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

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.

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

Wall Street Journal

Moonshine, Motown and Manifestos

Arcade Fire would seem to have surrendered its underground underdog status after its last two albums, 2010's "The Suburbs" and last year's "Reflektor"; each hit the top of the Billboard sales chart the week of release.

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Related Topix: Arcade Fire, Soul

Hispanic Business

Stevie Wonder to perform locally in October for Consortium MMT fundraiser

Motown, the twin giants of American soul music, will come together this fall with the first Epitome of Soul Award ceremony at the .

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Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Soul

ContactMusic.com

Reviews Round-Up: Smokey Robinson's Collaboration Album 'Smokey & Friends'

The great American songwriter revisits his glory days with the help of an impressive list of pop stars he influenced It sees the iconic singer and songwriter revisit the tracks that made him so famous and reinterpret them with as duets with other famous singers, from both past and present.

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Related Topix: Smokey Robinson, Black Entertainment, Soul, Aerosmith, Pop/Rock, Diana Ross

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Soul

Mon Aug 18, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Soul, Detroit, MI

Brandon Sun

With new duets album, Smokey Robinson still penning songs: 'I write in the bathroom'

In this July 12, 2014 photo, Motown legend Smokey Robinson poses for a photo, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, 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.

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

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 .

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

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Detroit Free Press

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

'Everybody's excited about it, and I'm so happy with the way it came out,' Smokey Robinson says about his new album, 'Smokey & Friends,' which features duets of some of his hits.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Smokey Robinson, Online Music

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bucks Herald

Prolific author's Motown book is signed, sealed and delivered

A writer and music fan has compiled his 31st book in the form of an encyclopedia all about Motown artists.

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Related Topix: Soul, Buckinghamshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Examiner.com

Gospel artists capture nominations for 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards

Gospelartists came away with several GMA Dove Award nominations when the nominees were announced during a press conference Aug. 13 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Lipscomb University, Soul

MassLive.com

Dance Review: Doug Elkins dance company fantastic at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

The two pieces on the program Thursday night for doug elkins choreography, etc. at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival could not have been more different.

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Related Topix: Soul, Bringing Up Baby, Comedy Movies, Family, Cary Grant, Celebrities, Mad Men, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Examiner.com

'Motown the Musical' set to dazzle San Francisco

It's wowed the critics in New York - "A joy ride! " , "Stunning!" and "More than a Broadway show ... a celebration of music that transformed America" - and now Motown the Musical , on its first national tour, is about to scatter its gold dust over San Francisco .

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Related Topix: Christian-Rock, Musical, Publishing, Media, New Times, CBS, Television, Showtime Networks, Soul

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

Photo by Gillis Benedict/Daily Press & Argus

The Livingston Arts Council's free summer Concerts at the Courthouse series continues with The Saints of Soul at 7 p.m. today at the amphitheater outside the historic Livingston County Courthouse on Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell.

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Related Topix: Howell, MI, Brighton, MI, Soul, Livingston County, MI, Pinckney, MI, Entertainment

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

Memphis legends meet musical heirs in 'Take Me to the River' trailer

Detroit has Motown, but the Mississippi delta is where it all began. The gospel, folk, soul and R&B music that developed there evolved into modern pop and became the soundtrack for multiple generations of Americans; and the city of Memphis became this cultural oasis for all sorts of musical experiments and breakthroughs, exemplified by the heyday ... (more)

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Related Topix: Soul, Pop/Rock, William Bell

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