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After nearly seven decades in the entertainment industry, first at the helm of the Motown machine in the 1960s and 70s and now a larger multimedia empire, Berry Gordy has announced his retirement. Gordy, 89, told the crowd who had gathered during Motown’s 60th-anniversary program in Detroit, “I have come full circle. It is only appropriate [to […]

One of the greatest sounds ever is the Motown sound and it still thrills music lovers around the world.  The play based on the famous label’s rise to fame is knocking it out the park. According to sources, ‘Motown The Musical’ is in the middle of a very successful tour. The hit theatrical production has […]

Regardless of all the stars shinning brightly, Beyonce, Pharrell and Lady Gaga at the post Grammy tribute to Stevie Wonder, the bright lights are turned off briefly my former boss and music legend’s request. At one part of the show during Stevie Wonder: ‘Songs In The Key Of Life,’ An All-Star Grammy Salute (CBS, 8p.m.) […]

Motown great, Smokey Robinson a family friend was interview by Entertainment Tonight on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys gala L.A., where he spoke for a moment about Houston, the mom of Bobbi Kristina’s late mother, Whitney Houston. When ask about Cissy Houston, Smokey said, ‘She’s holding up under the circumstances,’ (After the I’m […]

  For iPhone:   Legendary television, film and music producer Suzanne de Passe, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the the classic ‘Motown 25:…

Berry Gordy Motown fonder recalls that when he first signed The Jackson5. On Monday,  Marlon thanked Gordy for “letting us come to your house and tear it up,” as well as for putting them on the path to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career in a tribute to Berry Gordy at the Ebony Power 100 gala. […]

Motown founder Berry Gordy has received a lot of accolades in his lengthy career, as well as the satisfaction of seeing a business he started…

An 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown greats during the label’s heyday during the 60’s, and restored by Sir Paul McCartney, is back in the ‘Motor City’, officials announced Monday. As Posted by BlackAmericaWeb.com Read morehttp://blackamericaweb.com/113640/historic-motown-steinway-piano-back-in-detroit/

Via Eurweb.com: *Berry Gordy is making room for yet another award in his collection. The Songwriters Hall of Fame organization announced Tuesday that the Motown founder will receive the Pioneer Award at its 44th annual induction ceremony on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The award was established last year […]

  ‘Motown The Musical’ is just weeks away from its first show and Berry Gordy is giving an inside look into the year’s most anticipated Broadway production. By Candace Bagwell, BlackAmericaWeb.com Read more:http://blackamericaweb.com/100838/motown-live-moves-berry-gordy-to-tears/