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Bass Legislation Leads to Marvin Gaye Post Office
June 20, 2019
The popular tunes of singer Marvin Gaye echoed throughout the dedication ceremony that added his name to the Dockweiler postal station in South L.A. Thanks to legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Karen Bass and passed into law by the U.S. Congress, the station at 3585 S. Vermont Ave. is now known as the Marvin Gaye Post Office, an action that pairs nicely with the Marvin Gaye stamp, which was issued in April. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 21, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
May 21, 2019
    On this day, May 21, 1971, “What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye’s most socially conscious album, which sold over 2 million copies was released. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Post Office Celebrates Life of Marvin Gaye with New Stamp
April 4, 2019
A stamp honoring the life of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye was officially released at the Greek Theatre today by the U.S. Postal Service, on what would have been the singer's 80th birthday. ... read more »
Marvin Gaye Stamp Unveiled Today and Post Office in South Los Angeles to Be Named After Icon
April 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES — A first-day-of-issue event for the commemorative stamp honoring the late soul singer Marvin Gaye will be held Tuesday at the Greek Theatre on the 80th anniversary of his birth. ... read more »
Menthol Milestone – The Anniversary No One is Celebrating
March 14, 2019
Coming of age in the 1970s, I can still vividly remember seeing Marvin Gaye at the Kool Jazz Festival at the Oakland Coliseum and thinking how wonderful it was that Kool cigarettes were supporting our artists. I was a teenager and didn't connect that Big Tobacco's sponsorships, product giveaways, and money were simply part of their master plan to get and keep Black people hooked to menthol cigarettes. It was predatory targeting and customer recruitment all dressed up as support for the Black community.  Their ability to link this deadly product to the natural "coolness" of Black people was a true marketing triumph. ... read more »
Reggie Rutherford, Veteran Operations and Stage manager, dies at 66
March 14, 2019
Reggie Rutherford, veteran Operations and Stage manager for numerous television shows, died March 10 in Los Angeles, CA.  The 66-year old Rutherford, passed away following years of various health issues, including sleep apnea, according to surviving family members. ... read more »
Hammer Museum: Bruce Talamon & Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire
September 7, 2018
Photographer Bruce Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, he found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene, photographing icons such as James Brown, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Rick James, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Barry White, and Donna Summer. He is joined by one of his favorite subjects, bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire. ... read more »
Verdict in `Blurred Lines’ Case Upheld by Appeals Court
March 26, 2018
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena largely affirmed the $5.3 million verdict that determined that Thicke and Williams lifted key elements of Gaye's 1977 disco hit. The panel cleared rapper T.I., who lends a rap segment to the hit, and Interscope Records, which issued the single. ... read more »
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