Gordy, Robinson named MusiCares’ 2023 Person of the Year
MusiCares announced Thursday that Gordy and Robinson will receive the prestigious honor in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2023. Gordy, a music mogul who founded the Motown record label, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Robinson is a Grammy winner who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Joni Mitchell was this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year. The MusiCares Person of the Year is a career achievement award handed out for a combination of inspiring artistic accomplishments and philanthropy.wftv.com
Motown stars celebrate completion of museum expansion phases
Motown Museum Detroit Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas dances to Motown music playing at the Motown Museum. The museum celebrates the completion of two of three phases of an ambitious expansion plan, including a new courtyard in front of the museum, during a gathering in Detroit, Monday, August 8, 2022. Motown legend — and Gordy's best friend — Smokey Robinson was among those who visited the newly improved Motown Museum site on Monday night for an event celebrating the completion of the first two phases of the museum's expansion. “Kids who aren't even born yet will be aware of Motown,” Robinson told The Associated Press during an interview ahead of the event held near the entrance to the museum. “This plaza is the new front porch to Motown,” said Robin Terry, Motown Museum chairwoman and CEO.wftv.com
‘Black Is a Race’: Smokey Robinson Draws Mixed Reactions After Saying He ‘Resents’ Being Called ‘African American’
Smokey Robinson’s poem “A Black American” sparked a widespread discussion about racial identity following its original performance nearly 18 years ago during the season finale […]news.yahoo.com
Lehman Center celebrates 40th season serving the Bronx, NY
Over the last decade, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has served the Latino population in the Bronx by hosting stars including José Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa and La India, while attracting a wider audience with acts like Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson.
New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from the legendary group The Temptations, the latest addition to the animated “Ice Age” franchise and a new series on HBO by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes called “The Gilded Age” and starring Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of "Chanukah" in this video for a mom has gone viral
Motown legend Smokey Robinson has gone viral — but not for his music. It all started when Jeff Jacobson and his brother decided to get a video greeting from Robinson as a gift for their mom. Please DM me your mother's phone number so we can try this again — Smokey Robinson (@smokeyrobinson) December 15, 2020"Nice talking to you again, I guess," Robinson laughs. "He is a true legend whose music has been with me since birth," Jacobson tweeted, tagging Robinson. Happy Chanukah (however you choose to pronounce it) and Happy Holidays," he tweeted.cbsnews.com
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of Chanukah has gone viral
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of Chanukah has gone viral Smokey Robinson was asked to record a holiday greeting for a woman who used to live on his street in Detroit. The woman's sons wanted the video to be a gift for Chanukah, so Robinson sent her well wishes for the holiday - accept he mispronounced one crucial word. Now, Robinson's confusion over "Chanookah" has gone viral.cbsnews.com
AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'
This cover image released by Warner Records shows "I Just Wanna Live," by Keedron Bryant. Bryant's song was named one of the top 10 of the year by the Associated Press. Keedron Bryant, “I Just Wanna Live": During times of turmoil and unrest, people respond differently. She asked her son, then 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, to sing the song and the rest is for the history books. The song not only helped Keedron Bryant land a record deal, it helped heal the world at a time when music is a language that unites us all.
Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show
Host Alicia Keys speaks at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. “We are standing her literally heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in the crash on a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California. Music artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Rick Ross and Kirk Franklin paid tribute to Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star and five-time champion. Long live Kobe Bryant. “If you’re from Los Angeles, depending on which sector you’re in, that (expletive) is really heavy," the rapper continued.