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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

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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

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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

Record producer and founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy speaks onstage after receiving the Unity Globe Award during The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit - Day 1 at The Roosevelt Hotel on January 31, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Berry Gordy To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Berry Gordy will be honored at this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2013

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Motown Musicians Seek Help To Get To Hollywood

The Funk Brothers are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame — but they need help from fans to get there.

CBS Detroit–02/28/2013

Musician Richard Street attends the screening of 'Standing In The Shadows Of Motown' at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on September 3, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Robert Mora/Getty Images)

Ex-Temptations Singer Richard Street Dies At 70

Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died. He was 70.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2013

Motown Museum in Detroit (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Motown Museum Unveils New ‘Girl Groups’ Exhibit

Responsible for a non-stop avalanche of hits, The Marvelettes, The Vandellas, The Velvelettes, and The Supremes were crucial to Motown’s ascent as the country’s most successful independent record label.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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Motown’s ‘Funk Brothers’ Record Song For President Obama

Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

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Auction Features Detroit Music, Sports Artifacts

Former music promoter, 82-year-old Bob Harris of Southgate, is Friday night auctioning off 450 photographs he’s collected since the 1960’s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2012

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