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‘I Wear Your Grandad’s Clothes’: Thrift Shopping Thrives

A song about thrift shopping is a huge hit — but what’s the reaction from the people who operate thrift stores?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2013

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

Chad Smith, drummer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was raised in Bloomfield Hills.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Drummer, Mich. Native Chad Smith Lobbies For Music Education

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and Lahser High School graduate Chad Smith says he’s a prime example of why music education is needed in public schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013

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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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hosts Beethoven Fest

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra this month is launching its first Beethoven festival in 36 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2013

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Detroit’s Motown Museum Unveils New ‘Girl Groups’ Exhibit

Responsible for a non-stop avalanche of hits, The Marvelettes, The Vandellas, The Velvelettes, and The Supremes were crucial to Motown’s ascent as the country’s most successful independent record label.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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Motown’s ‘Funk Brothers’ Record Song For President Obama

Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform during the 2012 Orion Music + More Festival at Bader Field on June 24, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Orion Music + More)

Metallica To Rock Orion Music Festival On Detroit’s Belle Isle In June

They’re the perennial favorites of heavy rock fans everywhere and this summer, it looks like Metallica will land on Belle Isle as part of the Orion Music and More Festival.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/27/2012

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Gets Grant For Beethoven Festival

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is staging its first Beethoven Festival in 35 years — and a national grant is helping to make it possible.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2012

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Best Places To Experience Art On A Budget In Detroit

Think of the meaning of art as analogous to the meaning of Christmas minus all the materialism and the commercialism. Those who seek to find the pure essence of local art in Detroit for less that $100 may find it in the following.

11/19/2012

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