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Motown music legend Stevie Wonder’s medical condition is reportedly grave. One of the most prolific and influential songwriters in American history is going to require a liver transplant after unsubstantiated reports had swirled for months that he is suffering from liver failure, TMZ reports. The “Part Time Lover” and “I Just Called to Say I…

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Motown legend, Diana Ross celebrated her 75th birthday with a star-studded bash on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Guests included Diddy, Berry Gordy, Kris Jenner, and Diana’s son and daughter-in-law Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson and more. Video footage shared on Instagram showed her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross urging one of the megastars at the celebrations to sing ‘Happy Birthday.’ Tracee said…

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Sam Austins is a name that’s mentioned often in Detroit. Austins is related to Motown legends Barrett Strong and Harold Bonhart. Bonhart is his dad and songwriter Strong is his uncle.The popular artist turned the Motor City upside down with his 2017 EP Angst and now he’s releasing his first single of 2018, “Fenty.” “Fenty”…

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Often in a metropolitan city, there’s a slew of talent that creates the soundtrack to city-goers’ lives. With each show, both in-state and out, these artists build upon momentum while sharpening their craft. Detroit has widely been known as the birthplace of arguably the first major independent record label in music history, Motown. And while the…

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Pete-Moore

Warren “Pete” Moore has died at the age of 78. The late-singer was a member of The Miracles with Smokey Robinson, Claudette Robinson and Robert “Bobby” Rogers. He also co-wrote hits such as “The Tracks of My Tears”, “The Tears Of A Clown” and “Ooo Baby Baby” for the group. Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.…

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Photo credit: Sterling Photography Singer, songwriter and actress Beth Griffith may be new to you, but she has been in the music industry since she was in the womb. Her father Johnny Griffith, was the legendary and multi-Grammy® Award-winning pianist and keyboardist. He was an original member of the Funk Brothers, the in-house band for…

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  Broadway is back in Detroit with Motown the Musical. Rolling out recently caught the show at the historic Fisher Theatre. Giving an intimate view of Berry Gordy‘s trials and triumphs, it tells the true story behind an entertainment industry mainstay. Over 40 classic hits birthed by the multimillion-dollar machine are performed with synchronized dance routines and vibrant…

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Leon Ware, one of R&B and pop music’s most famous singers-musicians-songwriters, has died and music has lost a true legend that was widely respected and emulated. Ware was a Detroit native and was at the forefront of soul and R&B for decades. He gained fame first in 1967. It was then that he worked with…

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Photo Credit: Montez Miller Legendary musician Stevie Wonder took Detroit to higher ground on Wednesday, Dec. 21 with the dedication of a street in his honor. Hundreds of devoted fans braved the winter temps to witness history as the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Woodward Avenue was renamed Stevie Wonder Avenue. Bodies were cold, but hearts were…

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EP Entertainment/Motown recording artist Sebastian Kole is undeniably bringing back the feeling of love with his new album titled, SOUP. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter believes the music industry has become primarily entertainment-driven and is losing its valuable components. His gift for songwriting is quite evident and others took note early on in his career. In 2012,…

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) along with Motown Gospel, honored gospel music’s most prestigious names and 2016 Stellar Awards nominees at the 7th annual ASCAP Morning Glory Breakfast reception in Las Vegas, NV at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Saturday, February 20. 2016. The breakfast, an exclusive premiere event leading…

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Keith Robinson

Though you may not know it, actor Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, Get On Up ) is an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right. A native of Kentucky, Robinson began pursuing a music career while still in high school as a member of a group he describes as a “Diet Jodeci.” Later, while attending the University of Georgia, another group he was a part…

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