Tag Archives: motown

  • 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 […]

  • City of Detroit Media Producers Up For Emmy

    May 20, 15 by Larry Buford Leave a comment


    *Two City of Detroit media producers have been nominated for the Emmy Award in the category of Historic/Cultural – Program Special. Phylecia Wilson and cohort Sanders ‘Skip’ Bryant IV will compete against each other in the same category – Wilson for The Style of Motown, and Bryant for Going Back to Motown both of which […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]