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 »
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 »
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 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 »