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6 hrs ago | Billboard

Aloe Blacc & JC Chasez Talk Making of Smokey Robinson...

Smokey Robinson 's new album Smokey & Friends is an R&B/soul masterpiece that features new duet versions of some of the singer/songwriter's most memorable songs, including remakes of tracks written by Robinson for himself and his group the Miracles , as well as other acts like the Temptations and Marvin Gaye .

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Smokey Robinson, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye

10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Review: Rob Doe - Eternal

Detroit has a rich history in the realms of Hip-Hop and urban music as a whole. From Motown to Eminem, Detroit is synonymous with soul music.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rap

16 hrs ago | Playbill

Motown's Morgan James Will Sing Soul at SubCulture

The 8 PM intimate performance will feature music from her debut studio album "Hunter," which was released June 3 on Epic Records and features original soul tunes.

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Related Topix: Soul, Subculture, House

23 hrs ago | Brighouse Echo

Ready for Bank holiday bonanza

On Sunday, after having the ciders on chill since the beginning of the week, Natalie has stocked ciders ranging from bag in the box Western's Country Perry, Rosie pig and Old Rosie, Orchard Pig's Philosopher and Explorer, plus Thatcher's Country, and weather permitting they will be served in the beer garden outside bar.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Soul, Life, Food, Dining, West Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, World News,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Music For Maniacs

Filthy Fridays: 'Shakin' Fit'

Squares beware! We're in week 3 of our salute to the most tasteful of mid-century tastelessness.

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Related Topix: Soul

BroadwayWorld.com

Morgan James Covers Mariah Carey's 'Fantasy'

THE ADDAMS FAMILY standout, notable rising Broadway player and recording artist Morgan James performs a stunning cover of Mariah Carey 's hit "Fantasy" in a new video now available to view.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Soul

ContactMusic.com

'Motown The Musical' Tours The US - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Soul, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Diana Ross, Symphony, Arts

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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