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Yesterday | Eastern Daily Press

1960s soul star leads galaxy of top acts at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre new season

SOUL DIVA: Former Motown star Martha Reeves will be appearing at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft in September.


Related Topix: Suffolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Soul, Ska, Pop/Rock, Westlife, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Thu Apr 17, 2014

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns to His Detroit Roots on "Brother Brother"

Those funk and soul-jazz roots run deep with the Ann Arbor native and come to the surface on his second release as a leader, Brother Brother -an outing dedicated to Funk Brothers & Richard "Pistol" Allen.


Related Topix: Soul, Berklee College of Music, The Isley Brothers, That's the Way of the World, Black Entertainment, Earth, Wind & Fire, Drama Movies, R-N-B, Bobby Womack


Motown's Ryan Shaw to Bring Soul Out Loud with Brandon Victor...

The Cutting Room will once again host MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's three-time Grammy Award nominated Ryan Shaw on Monday, April 21 at 8:30pm.


Related Topix: Soul, Events, Bride Wars, Soul Men, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs: Fitz and the Tantrums bring hits to Tachevah

After the success of their infectious 2010 debut, "Pickin' Up the Pieces," neo-soul and indie-pop sextet Fitz and the Tantrums were faced with a stylistic dilemma.


Related Topix: Soul, Michael Fitzpatrick, Entertainment, Music

Tue Apr 15, 2014


MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Play The Cutting Room with Brandon Dixon and Morgan James, 4/21

THE CUTTING ROOM will once again host RYAN SHAW, the two time Grammy nominee and star of MOTOWN The Musical on Broadway, on Monday evening, April 21 at 8:30pm .


Related Topix: Soul, Stevie Wonder, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Denver Westword

Bands playing this year's redesigned Root 40 Fest talk about...

The members of Steele and Colfax are indebted to one of Denver's most unique stretches of road.


Related Topix: Auraria (Denver, CO), Soul, Colorado College


Twenty Feet From Stardom: the decline of the pop professional

It's an entertaining and often engrossing film. Unlike say jazz or rock, there are surprisingly few films about soul music - Standing in the Shadows of Motown from 2002 and last year's Muscle Shoals are two rare examples of soul documentaries - so this is a welcome addition.


Related Topix: Joe Cocker, Pop/Rock, Soul

Model D

A record lover's guide to Detroit

Remember those funny looking black frisbees you found in grandma's basement and threw across the room? Those were records.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Bing Crosby, Jazz, Soul

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Red Eye Chicago

National tour: 'Motown the Musical'

Chicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training - she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - but she grew up with Motown in the house.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Champaign, IL, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Soul, Diana Ross, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock

Bexhill Observer

He's our Soulman

A big 'Thumbs up and Thank you' was given to local DJ Soulman Sam when he called into the Bexhill Gateway Club to announce that his next fundraiser will be dedicated to them.


Related Topix: Soul, Life, Charity

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

Kossack "signature lines"---you can create your own in your profile page and it appears every time you post a comment---are a way to draw attention to a favorite quote, cause or opinion.


Related Topix: Soul, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Hampshire Chronicle

Still dancing 50 years on

IT is not only the signature tune of a legendary Motown girl band but it is one of the world's most iconic pop songs.


Related Topix: Soul

Thu Apr 10, 2014


Detroit native Zo! mixes influences from Motown to Dilla

Detroit native Lorenzo "Zo!" Ferguson never stays away from the Motor City too long.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Soul, Western Kentucky University, Entertainment

Brighouse Echo

Cracking line-up over Easter

The DJ is on from 3pm till 9pm with Northern Soul and Motown. Also, at Easter, the pub is running a "two meals and a bottle of wine for A 13.95" promotion, plus an Easter raffle and a kids' egg hunt.


Related Topix: Soul, Family, Kids, West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Watches, Pop/Rock, Helter Skelter

Burton Mail

Tribute act to star on stage

He presents the sounds of the Drifters, soul and Motown along with tributes to Elvis, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.


Related Topix: Soul, Roy Orbison, Pop/Rock

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Motown in the Mountains benefits Boone Service League Friday

The Boone Service League's third annual Motown in the Mountains fundraiser takes place Friday, April 11, at the Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock.


Related Topix: Soul, Blowing Rock, NC, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations

Lynn News

Motown and Soul Night for King's Lynn Macmillan Centre

Tickets are now on sale for the next Motown and Soul night raising funds for the Macmillan Centre at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


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

Colorado Springs Independent

Soul mates

Fifty-two years after the birth of soul music, the term is still elastic. As a fan, I don't care all that much about "Northern Soul," for example, the more pop-oriented music that often came out of places like Motown and was embraced by the British dance scene.


Related Topix: Soul, Muscle Shoals, AL

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Keyboard Magazine

Song Stories: Walking in Memphis

In this exclusive first-person memoir, songwriter Marc Cohn recalls the genesis of his classic piano-driven hit, "Walking in Memphis."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Marc Cohn, Al Green, Black Entertainment, Soul, Isaac Hayes

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Huffington Post

Why Drake's OVO Label Will be the Modern Day Motown

Since Motown's inception in 1959, they've been setting new standards for our society through the channel of music.


Related Topix: Soul, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, The Temptations