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  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78

    Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78
    Any suspicions that soul singer Jimmy Ruffin might have harbored hard feelings after his younger brother, David, snatched one of the great gigs in 1960s pop music out of his hands would have been dispelled when the siblings came together in 1970 to collaborate on a harmonious update of Ben E. King's signature ode to solidarity, "Stand By Me."
  • George Clinton's funk chronicle, 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George'

     George Clinton's funk chronicle, 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George'
    George Clinton's memoir features aliens, spaceships, George W. Bush, grown men wearing diapers and platform shoes, and a wealth of stories about some of the seminal music Clinton and his collaborators in the Parliament-Funkadelic collective have made...

    Mitch Albom: No label did it better than Motown, and Detroit is to thank

    They say families, as you age, only get together at weddings and funerals. Not true Wednesday night at the Fisher Theatre. Nobody died. Nobody said, "I do." But a whole lot of family was there. Smokey Robinson. Stevie Wonder. Mary Wilson from the...

    Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball

    Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball
    The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on Saturday on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual black-tie...

    Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido

    Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido
    The venerable Lido Theatre and Smokey Robinson are nearly the same age — 75 and 74, respectively — yet the legendary Motown singer proved to be a lively, engaging and still seductive swain for what Robinson referred to as the venue's "virgin...