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Film Features Detroit Projects That Housed Motown Greats

The 27-minute documentary takes a look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, those who fought to keep the projects open, and today’s squatters.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–04/26/2012

Flowers are placed on Dick Clark's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on April 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Clark, who hosted 'American Bandstand', died of a massive heart attack at age 82. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Motown Mourns Dick Clark, Dead At 82

Motown is mourning the lost of Dick Clark, longtime host of “American Bandstand” — a show on which many Detroit acts got their start.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2012

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Late Motown Bassist James Jamerson Receiving Award

The son of a Motown Records behind-the-scenes legend and inspiration for bassists the world over said he’s planning to pay tribute to this father the best way he knows how.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2012

Michael Jackson Dies In Los Angeles At Age 50

Son Of Contours Founder Murdered In Detroit

The son of one of the founding members of the Motown singing group The Contours was shot to death at the Detroit night club he managed early New Year’s Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2012

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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

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Ryan Seacrest: Where Is Hitsville, USA?

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2011