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George Gershwin. FILE Photo.

Michigan In Rhapsody Over Gershwin Partnership

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance has teamed up with the estates of George and Ira Gershwin to form the “Gershwin Initiative.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2013

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

Dally in the Alley

Local Filmmaker Goes Behind The Scenes at Detroit’s ‘Dally In The Alley’

Dally in the Alley turned 36 this year – and in our opinion…it’s never looked better. The single-day festival celebrating Detroit’s arts and cultural diversity (that – quite literally – is set in the alleys of Cass Corridor) took place on Saturday, September 7th, and local up-and-coming filmmaker Daniel Berhane was on-site, camera in hand.

CBS 62–09/12/2013

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

Big Sean poses on arrival for the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood, California, on Nov. 13, 2012. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit’s Own Big Sean Finds Spotlight By Staying Out Of It

Big Sean has discovered that in order to find the spotlight, sometimes you have to stay out of it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2013

Exhibit Marks 1938 Michigan Recording Tour

The Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing on Sunday commemorates a trip that began in Detroit on Aug. 1, 1938, by 23-year-old Alan Lomax.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2013

Suspect in the breaking and entering at the home of entertainer Kid Rock. (Security image provided by police).

Cops Catch Suspected Crook On Crutches In Kid Rock Caper

Sheriff Mike Bouchard says the 43-year-old suspect from Independence Township is facing more than one charge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2013

The Romantics Settle Lawsuit With Ex-Band Member

The Romantics have settled a lawsuit filed by a former bandmate over royalties.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

Left to right: Bryan Squires, Cameron Navetta, Daniel Bowron, Mike Daniele (credit: Brittany Haney)

DETROIT PROUD: Jet Rodriguez

“The fact that it’s got such a great history makes me want to be a part of it, in some small way. It may never ever work out that way, but when it’s all said and done, I would like to have in some way made a fingerprint on the culture of this city, and the attitude toward it. It also holds us to a certain standard musically.” Those are the words of Cameron Navetta, acoustic guitar and vocals for the Detroit band Jet Rodriguez, speaking of Detroit’s renowned music scene.

CBS 62–07/09/2013

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