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What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

Friends, Rain Plans, Love Songs & Lullabies: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Israel Nash & Darryl Tookes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Smokey Robinson: "When I sit down to write a song, every time I try to write a song, I'm trying to write a song that people would've sung 50 years ago, now, and 50 years from now."

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.

The Day the Rains Came to CA, Mother Earth Smiled Again

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If my dad, Carl Sigman, were around on the day the rains came to California last month in the midst of the worst drought the state has seen in centuries, he might have said, 'Mother Earth smiled again.'

The Grammy-Winning Album That Almost Never Happened

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

As the founder of Motown, Berry Gordy knows a hit when he hears one. The music legend has produced and released many Billboard chart-toppers and Gramm...

LISTEN: 21 Christmas Songs To Compliment Your Holiday Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Nothing gets us more in the holiday mood than our favorite yuletide tunes. From timeless classics such as Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas ...

Dog Ears Music: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Loretta Lynn, Prince, Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Dinah Washington, and more.

First Nighter: Motown: The Musical Gives the Customers What They Came For

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe Motown: The Musical would have been best off not as part reality-show Dreamgirls but as a straight-out Motortown Revue 2013, which it almost is anyway.

Former Temptations Singer Dies At 62

Posted 02.25.2013 | Celebrity

Damon Harris, a one-time member of legendary Motown group The Temptations, died on Monday, Feb. 18, family spokesperson Chuck Woodson confirms. He was...

Kate Upton

Francis Levy | Posted 02.21.2013 | Celebrity
Francis Levy

"Beauty is Only Skin Deep" as The Temptations sing, but a billboard can stop traffic and a magazine cover on a newsstand can be perused so frequently ...

Ex-Temptations Member Dies At 62

EurWeb | Posted 02.21.2013 | Black Voices

According to Billy Wilson of the Motown Alumni Association, former Temptations member Damon Harris (born Otis Robert Harris, Jr.) died Monday evening ...

Legendary Motown Producer Of Supremes, Temptations Dies

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices

DUARTE, Calif. -- Motown record producer and songwriter Frank Wilson, who worked with the Supremes, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye, has died in South...

UFW Concerts: Chatting With Kris Kristofferson Plus Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, and Shevy Smith's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in Brooklyn by way of Southern California, "Rocket Fuel" is off Shevy Smith's Ad Astra record, which was released this May.

Songs For Dad On Father's Day

Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents

We hate to break it to you, but if you're still looking for a Father's Day present, time's up. All is not lost, however! The following playlist, cover...

PHOTOS: The Ruins Of Detroit's Musical Past

Randy Fox | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

It's easy to understand why the citizens of Detroit may feel offended by the large amount of attention that is paid to their abandoned factories, stores and homes. It must seem like there are people coming from all over the globe to trade on a city's agony.

WATCH: Temptations Song Gets Birther Parody

Posted 06.01.2012 | Comedy

Last time Donald Trump was in the news questioning whether President Obama was born in the U.S., he was publicly rebuffed when Obama's birth certifica...

Back to Tuskegee: A Conversation With Lionel Richie

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Lionel, how did you assemble your roster of country artists for your new album Tuskegee?

The Temptations Lawsuit Against Label

Posted 03.17.2012 | Black Voices

Legendary soul group The Temptations are reportedly suing Universal Music Group seeking millions of dollars in revenue for unpaid downloads and ringto...

"Add It Up": A Playlist From If 6 Was 9 by David Klein

David Wild | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Just to be safe, I will only pick some of my favorite number songs from the book up to #9 -- since when we get to double digits, that old math anxiety begins to kick back in.

Common's "The Believer" With John Legend (Exclusive), Plus Chatting With Carl Thomas and Straight No Chaser's Charlie Mechling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On December 20, Grammy award winning rapper/actor Common drops his new album, The Dreamer/The Believer, and presented here is an exclusive, advance track from the project.

Controversial Singer Asks, "Show Me Your Beautiful Country"

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.04.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

In the jazz realm, where fans are finicky and standard remakes a dime a dozen, Rene Marie's Voice of My Beautiful Country is grabbing headlines for both quality and controversy.

"Who's Your Daddy!": A Playlist For Today's Rock & Roll Fathers

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Four talented dads in my neighborhood, men with distinguished credits in music, as well as film and television, have formed an acapella group that's fittingly called Who's Your Daddy!

"Shakin' All Over": A Playlist for Southern California and Mexico

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here -- from a guy who just left San Diego -- is a playlist to calm your nerves while there's a whole lot of shakin' going on.

My "Detroit Medley": A Playlist for Our Motor City

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I forever owe Detroit a huge debt of gratitude, as does anybody who's loved contemporary music this past half century. Before we bailed Detroit out, Detroit bailed us out of a lot of boredom and bad moods.

Back to Basics on Valentine's Day

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daniel Bruno Sanz

I...can turn a gray sky blue. I can make it rain... whenever I want it to. I can build a castle from a single grain of sand; I can make a ship sail.....