Own Honors And Celebrates Juneteenth Holiday With Day Of Commerative Programming

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday (the end of slavery in America) with a slate of special encore airings of programming on Friday, June 19, 2020 beginning at 3 p.m. Continue Reading →

George Michael And Other Stars Sing “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, Harlem, NY 1985 (Video)

On May 5th, 1985 the Apollo’s renovation is celebrated with a 50th Anniversary grand reopening and television special, “Motown Salutes the Apollo,” with special guests (2:30George Michael, and Diana Ross.

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HW Pick: Marvin Gaye’s Timeless “What’s Going On” Live 1972 (Video)

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rex - David Magnus/REX (10378c) Marvin Gaye Various - 1964

What’s Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Continue Reading →

Kicking It In Harlem With Taimak: The Last Dragon

eartha and aimakBy Eartha Watts-Hicks

The year was 1986, and the movie Berry Gordy presents The Last Dragon was nothing short of a phenomenon. Highly anticipated, it blended the worlds of film, music, radio, and television with its incredible movie soundtrack and music videos, featuring Vanity and DeBarge, among others. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Berry Gordy’s Historic Motown Mansion Ups Sale Price, Asks $1.6M

michael schusterWe last saw this massive Boston-Edison estate hit the market last year, and now the historic mansion, once home to Motown Founder Berry Gordy, is listing again. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Motown The Musical (with video)

15MOTOWN-articleLargeBy Walter Rutledge

After five weeks of previews Motown the Musical officially opened on Sunday, April 14. The show’s book by Berry Gordy is based on his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories Of Motown by Berry Gordy, which chronicles his life and the Motown era. Director Charles Randolph-Wright takes us on a twenty-five year musical odyssey, telling the story of the people and the music that changed the world. Continue Reading →