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Berry Gordy Square Unveiled with Motown Family, Friends, and Fans
November 28, 2019
Legendary music executive Berry Gordy was honored with a square on the corner of Sunset and Argyle, directly under the 6255 Sunset building that once housed his famed Motown Records once it moved from Detroit to Los Angeles. ... read more »
Ryan Gordy Foundation Celebrates 60 Years of Motown
November 14, 2019
The celebration honored Motown music legends, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson. ... read more »
Motown Founder Berry Gordy Retires
October 10, 2019
He announced his retirement during the 60th-anniversary celebration of Motown that took place in Detroit last month. ... read more »
Singer Jackie Wilson Posthumously Receives Walk of Fame Star
September 6, 2019
Singer Jackie Wilson, who helped usher in the emergence of soul and rhythm-and-blues music in the 1960s, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... read more »
“Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premieres in Los Angeles, Reinforcing the Legacy of Berry Gordy’s Iconic Label
August 15, 2019
Many of Motown’s biggest icons were in attendance at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: the Making of Motown,” last Thursday, August 8 at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles. Unforgettable stars such as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Thelma Houston and former Vandellas member Betty Kelly graced the red carpet alongside legendary producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, songwriter Janie Bradford, and of course, members of the Gordy family. ... read more »
WATCH: On the Red Carpet at “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premiere
August 14, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks interviews Motown legends on the red carpet at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” ... read more / watch video »
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 »
Smokey Robinson Remembers Aretha Franklin at Tribute Concert
March 5, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Smokey Robinson, the late Aretha Franklin was more than just the Queen of Soul. Robinson told a packed venue that Franklin was his longtime neighbor in Detroit, ... read more »
A Special Evening with Dionne Warwick: Then Came You
August 9, 2018
The evening featured a premiere screening of the new PBS Special of multi Grammy-winning artist, Dionne Warwick, whose career has spanned over five decades. The special, My Music Presents: Dionne Warwick – Then Came You, showcases her career in song with tributes from friends and admirers, such as Gladys Knight, Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson, and her main songwriter Burt Bacharach. In advance of the national premiere, the Paley Center welcomed Dionne for an in-person conversation with Larry King around her successful career selling over 100 million records. Clips from the Paley Archive illuminated the conversation celebrating Warwick, who is known for songs such as “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Walk On By,” and “That’s What Friends Are For.” ... read more »
A Perfect Blend: The First Lady of Motown
May 18, 2017
Claudette Robinson, was just a teen in 1953 when her brother was drafted into the army. Unbeknownst to her, her brother’s drafting was about to change the trajectory of more than just one life in her family. ... read more »
Smokey Robinson’s New Skincare Line Really Has a Hold on Me 
April 12, 2017
Famous for over 50 years, Smokey Robinson shows no signs of slowing down. Most prominent as a singer, he wrote and sang a slew of hits over the years, including enduring classics like “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” and “I Second That Emotion” with The Miracles, followed by “Cruisin’” and “Being with You” as a solo artist. ... read more »
Smokey Robinson Gives Music Students 1 Million Reasons to Smile
February 2, 2017
Smokey Robinson collaborates with Niagra Water Company and Little Kids Rock to donate $1 Million towards music programs and instruments for LAUSD children. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Smokey Robinson Gives Music Students One Million Reasons to Smile
January 26, 2017
The Motown legend recently spent time in New York to help the organization raise more than $1,000,000.00 ... read more »
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