Motown acts play Four Winds Casino

Motown acts play Four Winds Casino
NEW BUFFALO — Motown Records’ The Temptations and The Four Tops perform at 9 p.m. April 20 at Four Winds Casino, 11111 Wilson Road. The Temptations’ hits include “My Girl,” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” The current lineup consists of Otis …
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Motown legend Dennis Edwards, lead vocalist of The Temptations, dies aged 74
American singer Dennis Edwards, frontman of the well-known Motown band The Temptations, has passed away aged 74. It is understood that Edwards passed away while recovering from a recent aneurysm, just one day short of is 75th birthday. The singer joined …

Check out the Magic of Motown show
MUSIC fans are being invited to the unstoppable Magic of Motown show which is being presented at the Southport theatre this Saturday (January 27) at 7.30pm. Seen by over a million people, this show is a British theatre success story, and has even been …


Motown The Musical UK Tour

Motown The Musical UK Tour
Motown tells the story behind the classic hits that provided the soundtrack to a generation. With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live orchestra playing 50 …
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Music fans invited to unstoppable Magic of Motown show
MUSIC fans are being invited to the unstoppable Magic of Motown show which is being presented at the Southport theatre this Saturday (January 27) at 7.30pm. Seen by over a million people, this show is a British theatre success story, and has even been …

Motown the Musical to tour
Motown the Musical is to embark on a major UK and Ireland tour, it was this morning announced. Beginning its tour in Birmingham this autumn, the production will then go to on to Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester and Cardiff. Motown will …


The 10 best Motown covers, featuring Green Day, Nirvana and more

The 10 best Motown covers, featuring Green Day, Nirvana and more
“Leaving Here” was a Motown hit from Eddie Holland back in 1964. Pearl Jam covered the song live on numerous occasions, and it was recorded for the Home Alive (1996) compilation album that was released to fund women’s self-defense classes.

Arlington Music Hall presents Magic Moments Motown
Arlington Music Hall will present three former lead singers from three of the world’s most renowned vocal group, which collectively have sold over 100 million records. The Temptations, The Platters, and The Drifter have come together to create the …
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Motown legend Diana Ross to be honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement
Miss Diana Ross will be honored at the “2017 American Music Awards” with the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement,” in recognition of her remarkable career and her outstanding artistic contributions to the entertainment industry and …


Does ‘Dreamgirls’ Offer Lowdown on Motown?

Does ‘Dreamgirls’ Offer Lowdown on Motown?
The movie Dreamgirls tells the story of the rise of a small black record label and the ups and downs of its star girl group. The plot draws quite a bit from the story of Motown Records, its founder Berry Gordy Jr., and the Supremes. But how much of the …
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Jimmy Ruffin, Motown Hitmaker, Dead at 78
Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who had hits with “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold On (To My Love),” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to The Associated Press. He was 78. No details were immediately available about the cause of death.
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Motown lives again with ‘Masters of Soul’
If you are able to take these selections and run with them (no judgment if you’re off-key), then you are heading in the right direction for Saturday night’s “Masters of Soul” concert at the Oxford Performing Arts Center. The ensemble music revue …
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Motown The Musical Tickets
The songs, the sound and the story of Motown The Musical celebrate 12 spectacular months in the West End! Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. Featuring …

Motown Dance Party Soul Sound Revue
Get your dancing shoes out and be ready to leave it all out on the dance floor. Undoubtedly the best Motown band in the land. An Infinity Hall favorite returns to satisfy your R&B craving, playing all your favorite hits and more.
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Launched – HITSVILLE The Birth Of Tamla Motown – Keith Rylatt
Keith Rylatt’s Hitsville! The Birth of Tamla Motown is the debut title from our new publishing arm. This fascinating story of the Tamla Motown Appreciation Society’s pivotal role in establishing the Motown Sound in Britain is lavishly illustrated over …


Missing Hitsville: 10 ultra-rare Motown records

musicMissing Hitsville: 10 ultra-rare Motown records
Here are 10 of the ultra-rarest. Frank Wilson had a tough choice to make. He’d just cut his first single, the buoyant “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” for Motown’s Soul subsidiary. An estimated 250 demo copies had been pressed and a release date in …

Motown, Northern and Soul night for Parkinsons Awareness.
we will be doing a collection & raffle to raise money for Parkinsons Awareness. Martin & guest Dj’s will playing a great selection of later day 20th Century Soul both on Vinyl & CD in a homely pub that’s just a few minutes walk from the City Centre, run …

The Flip Side Returns To Waquoit
After a year in the recording studio, The Flip Side will return to the stage on Sunday, December 4, from 4 to 6 PM to perform at Higher Grounds Coffeehouse, a community music space hosted by the Waquoit Congregational Church. The concert presents a …


Map of Motown: the sites that made the legendary Detroit label

musicMap of Motown: the sites that made the legendary Detroit label
Motown Records would release some of music’s most unforgettable soul and pop records of the next three decades. A defining moment for any first-time visitor to Detroit is squeezing into Studio A, a small room where the Temptations, the Supremes …
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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Motown Actress and Soul Singer Morgan James Shares Her Musical Inspirations
Morgan James, who can currently be seen in Broadway’s Motown, will return to Manhattan nightclub 54 Below Sept. 15 at 9:30 PM. In anticipation of her 54 Below concert, James shares her musical inspirations as part of’s Playbill Playlist series.
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Hartland Teacher Immerses Students In Motown Culminating In Public Concert
Bean says the concert and film festival, featuring short student made movies about Motown, will be performed alongside professional musicians from bands like Soul Shake, The Social Bandits and Big Will and 360 Degrees. Admission to the concert is free …
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Explaining Grownup Music to Kids: Motown & the Rise of ’60s Soul

musicExplaining Grownup Music to Kids: Motown & the Rise of ’60s Soul
One of the groups to truly launch Motown into the stratosphere, The Marvelettes flirted openly with pop, soul and doo-wop during their ten-year run. They sang bouncy, piano-fronted tunes that could have easily fit with our early conversation about ’50s …
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Maddy & the Groove Spots plays motownsoul
Maddy & the Groove Spots plays motown-soul at Silver Dollar Showroom-Wort Hotel Contact Silver Dollar Bar by phone at 307-732-3939 for more information. Contact Info. cost. Free. details. Contributed 21 And Older. Website: …
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Jaki Graham will bring the Wonder of Motown to Soul Legends revue at Grand
Now Jaki takes her place in Soul Legends, a Stateside spectacular from the producers of The Magic Of Motown, that boasts soul smashes by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, Sam And Dave, Michael Jackson, Barry White and …
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music‘American Idol’ Recap: Top 8 Girls Keep Motown Week Swinging
As “Motown Week” continues on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. return to the Fillmore in Detroit to hear the top eight girls perform for their shot at season 14’s top 12. Just as with the boys last night, Ryan Seacrest …
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Dreamgirls continues to spark questions about its Motown inspiration
It’s a cavalcade of black Motown singers: the Shirelles, the Chiffons, Martha and the Vandellas, Little Richard and Stevie Wonder. All the characters are larger than life.” Running from 1981 to 1985 on Broadway, Dreamgirls won eight Tony Awards …
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Mr. Motown: Smokey Robinson at the Emerald Queen Casino
He shared several first-hand stories about the history of Motown, even joking that Motown started 30 years after he was born. He referred to an interview where he was asked what he does when he hears his music on the radio. “Turn it up!” he exclaimed.
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