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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

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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

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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

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Huggers Needed For Record Breaking Embrace

Record breaking hugs are just part of the fun during the Motown Winter Blast this weekend in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2011


Marvelettes Co-founder Gladys Horton Dies

Gladys Horton, who co-founded the Motown group The Marvelettes and sang on hits including “Please Mr. Postman,” has died at age 66.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2011


Alto Reed Kicks Off New Music Series At Hard Rock Café Detroit

Enjoy live music “up close and personal” from local legends and new artists that exhibit pride in Detroit’s rich musical history, from Motown to Rock and Roll.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2011

Martha Reeves was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas which had its origins in Detroit. After producing such hits as "Dancing in the Street" she joined the political scene as a Detroit City Council woman.

Martha Reeves Stranded By Snowstorm

Motown star Martha Reeves and her two sisters are stranded in London where a snowstorm has paralyzed the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2010

Marvin Gaye Mentor Dies

Singer, songwriter and record producer Harvey Fuqua, an early mentor of Marvin Gaye, has died. Fuqua was 80.




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