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Friday Aug 29 | Billboard

200 Chart Moves: Smokey Robinson Scores Highest-Charting Album in 33 Years

R&B legend Smokey Robinson earns his highest charting album since 1981, while Amy Grant debuts on both the Christian and Dance/Electronic Albums charts- On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood arrived at No.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Amy Grant, Pop/Rock, Christian Music, The Miracles, Kimbra

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Billboard

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Slithers to Top of...

The single logs third-largest streaming week on record, while Wiz Khalifa debuts atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Smokey Robinson launches at No.

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Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, Wiz Khalifa, Hip-Hop, Black Entertainment, Soul, Drake, Pop/Rock, Christian Music, The Miracles

The Advocate

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, Motown

Wed Aug 27, 2014

ElmLeaves

September concert guide for suburban Chicago

Families can head down to the beach to celebrate the end of summer with swimming, food live music, luau dances and a fire show.

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Related Topix: The English Beat, Ska, Black Entertainment, Soul, Symphony, Arts, The Orchestra, Big-Band, Classical

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NJ.com

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University Presents Smokey Robinson In Concert October 25, 2014

Since Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University opened in 1997, it has presented the finest in arts, entertainment, education and engagement opportunities to the Lehigh Valley community.

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Related Topix: Lehigh University, Black Entertainment, Soul, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Detroit, MI, Christian Music, The Miracles

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Film Comment

The T.A.M.I. Show

The Holy Grail of concert films-with an eye-popping lineup including Chuck Berry, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Beach Boys, and The Rolling Stones-went unseen outside the bootleg circuit for decades due to rights disputes.

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Related Topix: Soul, Marvin Gaye, Black Entertainment, Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones, Movies, Entertainment

Sat Aug 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit: Now thru Sep 28

Hodges & Hodges grooved their way down to the Orpheum Theatre to dance the night away at MOTOWN the Musica l! The hit record company defined the sound of the sixties and seventies, breaking down racial barriers with a signature soul/pop sound that cut across the black/white divide at a time when segregation was still the law of the land.

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Related Topix: Motown, Soul, Black Entertainment, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder

Fri Aug 22, 2014

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, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Motown

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Iol.co.za

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.

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Related Topix: Motown, Black Entertainment, Soul

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Daily Breeze

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.

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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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, Black Entertainment, Soul, 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."

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Examiner.com

New albums by Ariana Grande, Jeezy, and others highlight the late summer season

Traditionally, the late summer months are a slow time of the year in terms of the number of new music albums released.

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Related Topix: Dance, Ariana Grande, Pop/Rock, Theater, Arts, Black Entertainment, Soul

Ruidoso 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: Black Entertainment, Soul, Motown, Associated Press

The Republic

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

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, Online Music, Motown

Thu Aug 14, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

R&B singer Smokey Robinson at the Majestic

William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. was born on February 19, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, in the rough Brewster ghetto.

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Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Soul, Detroit, MI, Christian Music, The Miracles, Entertainment

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Daily Herald

Smokey Robinson, Long Island Medium coming to Genesee

R&B singer Smokey Robinson and Theresa Caputo, the star of TLC's hit show, "Long Island Medium," will both appear at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan this fall.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, R&B, R-N-B, Waukegan, IL

Tue Aug 12, 2014

National Public Radio

Guest DJ Smokey Robinson

"It's a joy for me to sing with these people and know these are some of my songs that they love."

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, R&B, R-N-B

Sun Aug 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Classic Rock Group Enuff Z'nuff Marks 30th Anniversary With First Covers Album, Covered in Gold

Celebrating an amazing 30 years as one of the hardest working bands in show business, Enuff Z'nuff present this exciting new project, a heartfelt salute to the music and artists who have inspired them over the course of their 3 decade career! Covered In Gold, a collection of 12 brand new studio recordings, features an eclectic assortment of cover ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hard-Rock, Black Entertainment, Soul, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Howard Stern, Late Show With David Letterman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

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