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Jarran Muse and Motown: Still What's Going On

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.01.2017 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Jarran Muse, Courtesy Pantages Theatre Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You ...

My Post-Election Mixtape

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.18.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If we try to deny our post-election feelings of despair, they'll come back with a vengeance. One way to look honestly at that despair is to surrender ourselves to music about despair that's so powerful, it transcends despair.

What a Wonderful World

Battersby Duo | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

The 1st round of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards is now over. For Grammy members who have had their latest albums submitted for an Award, the nail bitin...

Adam White's Motown Book Is A Stunner

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Michael Sigman

Adam White's stunning new coffee-table book Motown: The Sound of Young America (Thames & Hudson) is a 400-page non-stop heat wave of compelling narrat...

Ed Sheeran Sued For Allegedly Copying Marvin Gaye Tune On 'Thinking Out Loud'

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment

Heirs of the composer for Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” sued British musician Ed Sheeran on Tuesday, claiming his hit song “Thinking Out L...

The Message Is And Has Always Been In The Music

Omo Misha | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Omo Misha

Reaching back into the crates, we are reminded through the music that not much has changed. A rare live performance of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On w...

Daily Meditation: Wholly Holy

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

It's About That Bass' in A Black Man's Voice

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Sharon C. Jenkins

Adobe Stock The Power of the Male Voice Meghan Trainor's hit song, All About That Bass is a popular tune that was released in June 2014 by Epic Reco...

Smokey Robinson Thought Marvin Gaye's Murder Was A Morbid April Fool's Joke

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.31.2016 | OWN

To most people, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye were known as Motown legends, but to each other, the two men felt like family. They collaborated profe...

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

Human Highway & Beyond: Conversing with Cameron Crowe, Chatting with Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo, Plus Mucho Music Exclusives and Off The Wall Gets Spike'd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I loved being able to write about Neil Young for Rolling Stone, he was one of the artists I was able to follow through the years."

Earth, Wind & Fire, Album-Oriented Radio, and Why White Rockers Lost Out In the '70s

Bill Adler | Posted 02.15.2017 | Entertainment
Bill Adler

Album-Oriented Radio played no music by black artists. A decade later, the Black Rock Coalition's Greg Tate aptly derided AOR as standing for "Apartheid-Oriented Radio." The fact that Earth, Wind & Fire sold zillions of records in the process meant nothing to AOR.

Meghan Trainor & Charlie Puth Had A Steamy Makeout Session At The AMAs

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.22.2015 | Entertainment

Meghan Trainor definitely made Charlie Puth the luckiest man at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The two took to the stage to perform their...

Mr. Kendrick Goes to Washington | Posted 10.22.2016 | Entertainment

The Kennedy Center was a beautiful sight of multiple races and ages, dressed in several interpretational variations of formal: sweater vests and slacks, evening gowns and tuxedos, fresh kicks and graphic tees. It was obvious these folks were aware that they were about to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event in a auspicious setting.

How Marvin Gaye's NFL Tryout Changed His Career

The Undefeated | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices

Lem Barney had just finished a round of golf at Detroit's Palmer Park Golf Course in the summer of 1968. Palmer, one of four prominent courses in the ...

This 'Giraffe' Will Woo You With Some Marvin Gaye

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weird News

This giraffe-man knows how sweet and wonderful life can be. And yes, it's OK that you lonely giraffes out there can hardly contain yourselves. ...

White Boy Gets the Blues

Tim Arnold | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Tim Arnold

Everybody knew "What'd I Say," an early crossover hit, a basic 12-bar riff that I practiced on my guitar since I was 13 years old, but this was a live album, "Ray Charles in Person," recorded in Atlanta in May 1959.

Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Shares The Story Behind The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

HuffPost LIve | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

The lawsuit over "Blurred Lines," which pitted Marvin Gaye's family against the song's hitmakers, was highly publicized, but according to Marvin's ex-...

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

Marvin Gaye's Sister Forgives Her Father For Killing The R&B Legend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

On April 1, 1984, Motown legend Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father Marvin P. Gay Sr., on the eve of the singer's 45th birthday. Gaye's youn...

Marvin Gaye's Sister Addresses Alleged Family Feud Over 'Blurred Lines'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Since Marvin Gaye's estate was awarded $7.4 million in the copyright infringement case over "Blurred Lines" earlier this month, reports have swirled a...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: With Iran Letter, GOP Senators Basically Say 'Don't Trust America' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, Iranian leaders got a letter, authored by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by 46 other Republican senators, in which ...

Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Slams Pharrell's Production Of 'Blurred Lines'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

--Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife, Janis Gaye, shares her reaction to Pharrell Williams’ comments on producing Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines”...

Daily Meditation: Give Each Other Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Steve Carell's Surprise Fallon Visit Gave Us 'Sexual Healing'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy

Let's get it on! On Wednesday, Steve Carell made a surprise appearance on "The Tonight Show" to join The Ragtime Gals for a harmonized version of a...