Tag Archives: motown

  • Sherry Gordy: Creating Live Entertainment Experiences Inspired by Motown

    Apr 15, 15 by Don Saint James 2 Comments


    *When your father’s name is Berry Gordy, founder and chief architect of the storied Motown Records and its famous Motown Sound, any music/entertainment venture by one of his offsprings better be far north of excellent. Sherry Gordy, one of Berry’s three daughters, knows this, because, she is raising a lot of eyebrows in Las Vegas […]

  • Casting Announced for LA Engagement of ‘Motown the Musical’

    Apr 7, 15 by It Is Done Communications Leave a comment


    *Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris, Berry Gordy and the Nederlander Organization are pleased to announce full casting for the eagerly anticipated L.A. engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Performances will begin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 for a limited six-week engagement through Sunday, June 7, 2015. Tickets are now on sale […]

  • We Remember: Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies at 78

    Nov 19, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments


    *Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin, whose hits include “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” and “Hold On To My Love,” has died at the age of 78, reports the AP. His children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., confirmed that Ruffin died in a Las Vegas hospital on Monday. There were no details about the cause […]

  • ‘Motown Jim’ Saphin Shares a Collection of ‘Supreme’ Memories

    Nov 16, 14 by Larry Buford Leave a comment


    During the 1960’s when The Beatles and The Rolling Stones began dominating the music scene this side of the Atlantic Ocean in America, American groups like The Supremes were answering back on the other side in Great Britain. As America embraced the ‘British invasion,’ Britain embraced America’s music – particularly the sound of Motown. As […]

  • Smokey Robinson Urges Corporate Investment in Detroit

    Sep 2, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Smokey Robinson is urging multi-millionaire tycoons to invest in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families. The crooner was born and raised in the city and went on to launch his stellar career on the roster of Detroit-based Motown Records. He has watched in despair […]

  • Maya Angelou Pulls Out of MLB Luncheon for ‘Health Reasons’

    May 23, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Maya Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she is due to be honored. Major League Baseball cited “health reasons” Friday in saying the 86-year-old won’t make it to the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. Angelou canceled an event last month in Fayetteville, Arkansas, because […]