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  • Motown’s Edna Anderson-Owens Remembered

    Jun 19, 15 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment

    *The Electronic Urban Report at EURweb notes the passing of Motown’s Edna Vernelle Anderson-Owens, who quietly parted this life on Saturday, June 13th  2015 in Los Angeles. The dazzling Mrs. Anderson-Owens started at Motown in 1970 in the Publicity and Community Relations department, and then advanced to being Berry Gordy’s assistant; a position that she […]

  • Lee Daniels Details How ‘Empire’ Reflects His Own Life in Adweek

    May 20, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *There’s no doubt that Lee Daniels has injected shades of his own life into “Empire.” From artist Jamal Lyon being beaten as a child by his homophobic father Lucious to Cookie and Lucious being a reflection of him and certain members of his family to Cookie’s son Hakeem being beat with a broom by his […]

  • EURweb’s Visit with Motown Founder Berry Gordy (WATCH)

    May 15, 15 by LaRita 'Jazzy Rita' Shelby Leave a comment

    *What would it be like to sit down with Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr., Smokey Robinson and “Motown The Musical” director Charles Randolph Wright?  Well the day finally came, and as a select pool of the media entered the palatial setting of Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre, there was an air of ecstasy in the building.  Press […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Remember These Great Diana Ross Interviews? (Watch)

    May 7, 15 by Brainuser1 Leave a comment

    *In honor of “Throwback Thursday” and the recent arrival of Motown The Musical in the City of Angels (I know, whoever came up with that term obviously didn’t spend much time in L.A. … but I digress!) It is my extreme honor to go back to the archives and pull up interviews of one of […]

  • ‘Motown The Musical’ Earns Millions from National Tour

    May 6, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *The Motown sound still captivates music lovers as the play based on the famous label’s rise to prominence is killing it around the country. AlwaysAList.com reports that “Motown The Musical” is in the midst of a successful tour. The hit theatrical production has recouped its $8.5 million dollar capitalization cost in less than ten months […]

  • Marvin Gaye’s Ex Details Singer’s Sexual Deviance, Drugs in New Memoir

    May 5, 15 by Qwest7 6 Comments

    *Life with Marvin Gaye was a beautiful thing for his ex-wife Jan Gaye. Yet despite the good times she had with the music icon, her marriage to Gaye was filled with sexual deviance, anxiety and drugs. Jan details her days with Gaye when they spent time in the singer’s hideaway in Topanga Canyon during the summer […]