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LRenee visiting the CBS Radio studios in Southfield. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Black History: Detroit-Native Singer LRenee Living Her Dream

The Renaissance High School graduate is a background vocalist for recording artist KEM.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2014

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Anna Gordy Gaye, Former Wife Of Marvin Gaye, Dies At 92

Anna Gordy Gaye, former wife of the late Marvin Gaye and sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr, has died at her Los Angeles home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2014

Singer Robin Thicke performs at the 2013 GQ Gentlemen Give Back Concert with Robin Thicke at Highline Ballroom on October 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for GQ)

Marvin Gaye’s Family Sues Robin Thicke Over ‘Blurred Lines’

Two of the late Marvin Gaye’s children have countersued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit “Blurred Lines” for copyright infringement.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

Maxine Powell

Powell, Motown Records’ Chief Of Charm, Dies At 98

She didn’t sing or write songs, but those associated with Motown say Maxine Powell was essential.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2013

Album cover image (Courtesy of Michigan Made Music)

Michigan Made Music: A New Generation Of Motown Arists

“I think that is something this city needs right now …”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2013

Members of 'Motown' perform during A Capitol Fourth 2013 Independence Day Concert on the west lawn of the US Capitol on July 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capital Concerts)

Robinson Pays Tribute To Motown’s Chief Of Charm Maxine Powell

She didn’t sing a note or write lyrics, but Smokey Robinson contends that Maxine Powell was essential to Motown Records’ operation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2013

Director Denny Tedesco talks with Tibetan monk Ven. Palden Gyatso and Makoto Sasa at HBO Documentary Films and the International Documentary Association (IDA) present the World premiere of Section 60: Arlington National Cemetary on August 21 at IDA?s annual DocuWeek Festival at the Arclight Theatres,Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Wrecking Crew Documentary Showing At Royal Oak’s Main Art Theatre

While Motown was Detroit’s music staple, The Wrecking Crew was the West Coast’s best kept music secret.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2013

Woodman

DETROIT PROUD: Frank Woodman

Frank Woodman was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut – but today, he calls himself “Detroit Proud.” Frank moved to Metro Detroit in 1976 with his mother. He remembers getting off the train at the glorious Michigan Central train station in Corktown waiting for his grandmother to pick them up. “I always try to imagine the hustle and bustle of travelers back in the day,” says Frank.

CBS 62–07/01/2013

(Photo courtesy of Jawan M. Jackson)

Detroit Native Stars In Broadway’s ‘Motown: The Musical’

“The role was made for me, it was written for me, and this is my part,” says Jawan Jackson.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

Singer Stevie Wonder speaks (R) as Jack Ashford (C) and Eddie Willis (L), surviving members of the Funk Brothers, attend a ceremony honoring the musicians with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 21, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Motown’s ‘The Funk Brothers’ Get Walk Of Fame Star

A star commemorating Motown’s studio band the Funk Brothers has been unveiled in the sidewalk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2013

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