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WATCH: 4th Generation Business Thrives With Unbreakable Bond

HooplaHa | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

Tim Currie is a devoted family man, just like the two generations that came before him. He is the proud owner of Currie's Tires of Norwalk, CT, which ...

White Boy Gets the Blues

Tim Arnold | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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.

Motown Gratitude A Legacy Of Love

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

After being raised in the suburbs of Detroit and growing up on oldies but goodies, it made complete sense for the coolest manager in the world to ask me to go see Motown the Musical at the Pantages Theatre. If you haven't seen it yet, it's a must!

J. Drew Sheard: The Long Way Home

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

His famous last name automatically gets him recognized but J. Drew Sheard definitely holds his own in the music industry. The multi-talented singer and producer has dropped his second EP, appropriately titled "The Long Way Home," and if you have followed his career you can understand why that is the title of the project.

Motown: Under It All, It's Still the Music That Shines

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

Some nights of theatre are pure magic. Whether it's the performance, the material, the audience, the theatre, a mix of all of the above, some nights are special and you know you're having a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Heart and Soul: Memphis Gets Its Mojo Back

Tim Arnold | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Tim Arnold

One afternoon in the late '50s, a teenaged David Porter walks across the street from the grocery store he works at in Memphis and over to Satellite Records to see if, in addition to their country stuff, maybe they'd like to record some soul music.

Human Nature's Toby Allen's Coming Out Party: The Singer Opens Up About His Professional and Personal Life

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

While much has been written about the group, little is known about the individuals who make up the soulful harmonies. In one of his first American, solo interviews, Toby Allen is opening up about his sexuality and his family.

CD Review: Good Boy by Nate Paladino

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

The EP is nostalgic, rife with powerful melodies, and provides the perfect vehicle for Paladino's sometimes snarky, sometimes growling voice. Listeners who long for the embryonic days of rock n' roll -- the 1950s and 1960s -- won't be disappointed.

First Nighter: Diana Ross, 70 Going on 22, Glamorously Re-Opens Brooklyn's King's Theatre

David Finkle | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Diana Ross -- Miss Ross to you, Diane to family and (Motown) friends -- heart-stoppingly opened Brooklyn's restored King's Theatre last night (February 3) by entering from the back of the vast, spectacularly refurbished auditorium.

The Best 2014 Mix by a Chick Who Doesn't Dig 'Chick Music'

Chiara Cortese | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Chiara Cortese

It's 2014. If you're like me, you've probably heard about all you can of the songs Fancy, Chandelier and anything Pitbull. Don't give up though, there is some exceptionally great stuff out there.

Shaping a Show One Pixel at a Time

George Heymont | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

As a musical sampling of the sounds that emerged from Motown, one can't do better than starting with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Bye Bye Baby," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," and moving on through the catalog to "I'll Be There," "What's Going On," and "You Are The Sunshine of My Life."

A Lesson from Detroit - America's Heart, and Soul

Ken Ludden | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Detroit has been at the heart of America since its founding in 1701. Over the years, Detroit has always been the center of America. Located geographically to connect America with Canada via the natural water systems, it is the way in to America's heart.

You Won't Be Able To Get The Motown Version Of 'Shake It Off' Out Of Your Head

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

You can't listen to T-Swift's "Shake It Off" just once. It's a song you end up playing on repeat too many times. But that's not your fault, and there'...

'Motown' Says Goodbye To Broadway

Associated Press | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway. Producers said Friday the $18 million show will play its final performance ...

10 Things I Loved About 'Motown the Musical'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.19.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On "press night," August 19, I saw Motown the Musical at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. I like musicals so I was prepared to like it but not love it.

Dear Governor Cuomo: A Conversation with Natalie Merchant, Plus Catching Up with Freda Payne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Natalie Merchant: "We're watching what's happened in other states with the contamination of aquifers and the devastation of previously rural areas that are now highly industrialized. There's also quite a bit of contamination of the air that occurs with hydraulic fracturing."

From Eagles to Jersey Boys: Interviews With Irving Azoff and Bob Gaudio, Plus a John Mark Nelson Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The current "History of the Eagles'" tour -- via music and anecdotes -- traces the various chapters of this important American band, journaling its climb from salad days to huge international success.

Music Legends Ask Congress For A Little 'Respect'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy & Christine Conetta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sounds of Motown legend Martha Reeves singing, "Everybody, pass this bill," could be heard Thursday echoing through the halls of the...

It's Carbon and Monoxide the Ol' Detroit Perfume

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Detroit
Joel Epstein

An Angeleno urbanist jonesing for the sort of brick and mortar one is hard pressed to find in most parts of Los Angeles, I was excited to be heading back to a place I'd been fascinated with since taking a course at the University of Michigan on urban development in the American rustbelt.

Grammy and Tony Award Nominated Brandon Victor Dixon is on Broadway in MOTOWN: The Musical

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Don't ask Brandon Victor Dixon what sleep is, because he doesn't know the answer. In 2013, Brandon formed WalkRunFly Productions with friend Warren Adams.

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

Dennis Williams II | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Dennis Williams II

Drake assumes the role of the present day Berry Gordy Jr., behind his label he has assimilated a team of heavy hitters that do it all in-house.

Wanted: James Gadson's Drums

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

Some nights he takes medication to sleep. Because he lies awake, trying to figure out who took his drums, his mics. Who took a part of him?

Detroit Is Better Than Any Other U.S. City And Here's Proof

Ryan Nickum | Posted 04.29.2014 | Detroit
Ryan Nickum

Take a deep breath, Detroit. Enjoy all that oxygen because in Philadelphia they're choking on air pollution. According to the American Lung Association, Philadelphia is one of the most polluted cities in the country.

WATCH: One Direction's 'Story of My Life' Infused With Motown Soul

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Postmodern Jukebox is back with a very special cover of a pop hit that includes the powerhouse singing addition of Miche Braden. The modern song made ...

From Motown to Notown

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Images of the city play like a science fiction movie narrating the end of America's successful experiment with diversity in a robust urban life style. Detroit has gone from 'Motown' to 'Notown.'