Mfilm gala poster_cropped

Upcoming Gala Aims For The “Return Of Motown”

Organizers describe the “Return of Motown” gala as one-of-a-kind. It’s designed to bring the excitement and innovative spirit of Motown back home to Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2011


Paul McCartney To Help Restore Motown Piano

The legendary roll and roller from England told museum officials following a July concert at Comerica Park that he wanted to help restore an 1877 Steinway grand piano played by some Detroit music greats he considers idols.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2011


Public Viewing Tuesday For Esther Gordy Edwards

The public is invited to a viewing for late Motown figure Esther Gordy Edwards in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2011


‘Pillar of Motown’ Esther Gordy Edwards Dead At 91

Esther Gordy Edwards, founder of Detroit’s Motown Museum and mentor to Motown stars, has died at the age of 91.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2011

Kem, the music artist. (Credit: AP Photo)

Kem On Hand To Applaud Adult Drug Court Program Graduates

Universal-Motown recording artist Kem was on hand to applaud the hard work of the graduates from the 3rd Circuit Adult Drug Court program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2011

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ryan Seacrest: Where Is Hitsville, USA?

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest apparently needs a lesson in Detroit geography.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2011

ohn Legend, Jamie Foxx and Nick Jonas perform during "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House". (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)

White House Reverberates With Motown Sound

The White House reverberated like a long-ago basement sound studio in Detroit on Thursday as the likes of John Legend, Seal and Jamie Foxx channeled their inner Motown before Michelle and Barack Obama.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2011

(2005-Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Diana Ross Surprises Crowd At Opening

A surprise appearance by Motown star Diana Ross has helped Indianapolis celebrate the opening of its new downtown Marriott Hotel

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2011


Obama Bringing Motown To White House

President Obama and the first lady will mark Black History Month at the White House with a celebration of Motown music.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2011

winter blast photo

Motown Winter Blast Continues To Draw Crowds

Attendance is already up at Motown Winter Blast this year by about 30 percent. That’s according to producer Jon Witz who says they’ve had about 60,000 people come through the event so far.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2011