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Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies At Age 78

Ruffin was the older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, who died in 1991 at age 50.

CBS Detroit–11/19/2014

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‘Motown: The Musical’ Opens To Rave Reviews In Detroit

The stars of Motown and music lovers alike can’t stop talking about the Detroit premiere of “Motown: The Musical.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2014

Parade Company float. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Parade Company Unveils New Floats For 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade

It won’t come as a surprise when you see dancing in the streets at the Thanksgiving Day parade this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2014

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Open Casting Call For Broadway’s ‘Motown: The Musical’ To Be Held In Detroit

If you’re a soulful singer, this could be your chance to appear on Broadway and in a national production.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2014

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

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