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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

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

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