Motown

Michael McDonald talks Thundercat collaboration and trying new music styles

The Doobie Brother will perform in NYC this week at The Rooftop at Pier 17.

Bob Marley

Aretha Franklin public viewing to be held in Detroit

When Aretha Franklin passed away last week, tributes promptly poured in from fans of all kinds, famous, presidential, and otherwise. Now, everyone …

Aretha Franklin

Hannibal: A Lively Spot for a Trip To Northwest Missouri

Hannibal, Missouri has become a hip and happening city complete with artistic, culinary, literary, athletic and countless other opportunities for …

Mark Twain

Detroit pays tribute to the 'Queen of Soul'

Aretha Franklin was a brilliant mind with an outspoken voice, as internationally known for her unmatched musical talents as her unapologetic …

Music

The Motown Sound of Money

Yesterday’s eardrum assault is today’s most significant cultural phenomenon. Rock-and-roll, the music that emerged in the early 1950’s with a booming …

Soul Music

Aretha Franklin funeral set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin memorial planned in Detroit

The Queen of Soul and Detroit native will be honored and celebrated across the city<p>Detroit has lost a true icon, as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 on Thursday. From the age of 4, Aretha called Detroit her home, and her singing career started at her father’s New Bethel …

Aretha Franklin

Waltham's Annual Doo Wap Concert

There's a slight change in venue, but Doo Wap goes on in Waltham.<p>WALTHAM, MA – If you're wondering about this rain trying to ruin the annual Doo Wap …

Middle School

Smokey Robinson on Aretha Franklin: 'My longest friend in the world'

Well before they became two of the biggest music stars of their generation, Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson were childhood pals in northwest …

Aretha Franklin

Motown Museum to honor Aretha Franklin all weekend long

Hitsville USA will be playing the Queen of Soul's music for visitors throughout the weekend

Music

Paul McCartney, Britney Spears, Nadine Shah, and more pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's publicist released a statement via <i>NBC News</i> on Thursday 16 August from Franklin's family that confirmed the passing of the soul …

Music

That Time Aretha & Smokey Turned Out Soul Train

Aug 16, 2018<p>VIDEO: Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin have been friends since childhood. They reminisced on Soul Train and then with The Queen Of …

Music

Tom Schnabel talks Fania Records

Latin Music

Save 25% On Tickets For MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

The hit West End production of Motown the Musical features music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy. It's …

Soul Music

Fairy tale with a soulful twist

Over the summer, 60 kids and teens have been working with local professional artists crafting the 2018 Teen Summer Musical, “Cinderella, A Love Story …

Aretha Franklin

Central Division: The biggest move each team made this offseason

<i>As we cross the midway point of the offseason, we're taking a week-long look at the biggest offseason move by each team. Up next? The Central</i> …

NBA

Berry Gordy: Aretha Franklin was 'part of my family'

<b>Aretha Franklin was never part of the Motown Records roster, but she was part of the Motown family, company founder Berry Gordy said this</b> …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, legendary soul singer – obituary

Aretha Franklin, the singer, who has died aged 76, had a vocal range that combined the soaring sweetness of gospel with the indomitable grit of black pride; with songs such as I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You), Respect, Think and I Say A Little Prayer, the “Queen of Soul”, as she was known, …

Aretha Franklin

Watch Aretha Franklin’s Throwback Interview with Tom Joyner

Aretha Franklin sat down with Tom Joyner in the 1980s for an interview on Ebony/Jet Celebrity Showcase, a spinoff television show derived from both …

Aretha Franklin

Motown the Musical announces West End closure

Motown the Musical has announced its closure in the West End, after a three-year run.<p>The musical will close on April 20, 2019, ahead of major …

Soul Music

Michael Jackson’s Nephew Calls Sam Smith ‘Ignorant & Arrogant’ After MJ Comments

Sam Smith is still catching heat over a video that went viral this weekend where he admits he isn’t the biggest Michael Jackson fan. While …

Sam Smith

Denver Nuggets: Back to the Future

This season, your Denver Nuggets are going to need a little mo’. Momentum is a funny thing. When you’re trying to clear a chasm you’ve never cleared, …

Basketball

Michael McDonald Pays Tribute to Ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit Concert

Suffice to say there ain't no way <b>Michael McDonald</b> was going to perform in Detroit on Wednesday night and not honor the ailing <b>Aretha Franklin</b>.McDonald …

Aretha Franklin

ASU, Trenholm State present Motown musical tribute

Come sing and dance your way through toe-tapping Motown hits when Alabama State’s Department of Theatre Arts, in collaboration with Trenholm State …

Asu

Eddie Fowlkes - A 5 Mag Mix 64

His sound? His sound is like a freight train driving through the church door. That might have first been said about one of the original legends of …

Freight Train

Motown Philly's Boys II Men to join Bruno Mars on tour

Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him.<p>Mars announced Tuesday that Boyz II Men, …

Music

Motown & Northern Soul show 12 August 2018

It’s Motown and Northern Soul time on SG1 Radio<p>On this Sunday’s Motown and Northern Soul show from 9 -11am Terry will be playing some of the classic …

Soul Music

Aretha Franklin 'down, but she is not out,' says NAACP leader of ill Motown icon

Iconic Motown singer Aretha Franklin is "down, but she is not out," NAACP Detroit Branch President Rev. Wendell Anthony said following reports that …

Aretha Franklin

The Last Temptation

“Now are you ready to go back?” a tuxedoed band leader asked the crowd at Staten Island’s St. George Theatre on a rainy night in May. “I’m talking …

Music

Stevie Wonder celebrates Vegas shows with roller coaster ride

Stevie Wonder marked the end of his Las Vegas run of concerts at MGM’s Park Theater with a ride on a roller coaster.<p>“He spontaneously decided he …

Stevie Wonder