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  • 'Life on Mars' Creator, 'Notting Hill' Producer Start 'Stop!'

    LONDON -- "Life on Mars" creator Tony Jordan (pictured) and "Notting Hill" producer Duncan Kenworthy are teaming up to produce "Stop! In the Name of Love," a 10-part musical TV drama that spins around the sounds of Motown. The skein will use the music...
  • 'Motown' tickets go on sale Friday

    'Motown' tickets go on sale Friday
    Individual tickets for "Motown The Musical," the nationally touring jukebox show boasting the popular catalogue of Motown Records hits, will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Broadway in Chicago announced on Tuesday. The musical,...
  • Grammys: 'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda' and 'Motown' are musical nominees

    Cyndi Lauper is back in the Grammy game. The pop singer-songwriter who in 1985 was named the Grammys' best new artist  received her 15th nomination on Friday for musical theater album. Lauper wrote the music and lyrics for "Kinky Boots," one of three...
  • Icon award will be presented to Universal Music's Lucian Grainge

    Icon award will be presented to Universal Music's Lucian Grainge
    The Recording Academy will present its prestigious Salute to Industry Icons award to Universal Music Group Chairman and Chief Executive Lucian Grainge in recognition of his contributions to the music business. A pre-Grammy gala will be held Jan. 25 at...
  • Obama Treks to L.A. for Hollywood-Heavy Fundraisers

    When he arrives late Monday afternoon, President Obama will attend two industry heavy fundraisers at the Beverly Hills homes of basketball great Magic Johnson and media mogul Haim Saban. Both events will be to raise money for the House Senate Victory...
  • Grammy Museum marks fifth anniversary with gala Motown salute

    The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles started fifth-anniversary celebration activities Monday with a gala concert, dinner and auction that added more than $500,000 to the museum’s coffers to continue supporting educational and other programs. The efforts...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West among celebs honoring Franca Sozzani

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West among celebs honoring Franca Sozzani
    The event: The Dream for Future Africa Foundation Gala, honoring Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani on Thursday. Co-hosted by model Amber Valletta, super chef Wolfgang Puck and Gelila Assefa Puck, the evening came complete with performances by...
  • PASSINGS: Deke Richards

    Deke Richards, 68, who as part of the songwriting and producing team known as the Corporation was responsible for many of the Jackson 5's early hit songs for Motown Records, died Sunday at a hospice in Bellingham, Wash., of esophageal cancer, according to...
  • Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles

    Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73....
  • Frank Wilson dies at 71; Motown writer, producer

    Frank Wilson dies at 71; Motown writer, producer
    Motown's Frank Wilson wrote and produced hit records for such big names as the Supremes and the Temptations, but he was best known for a single recorded in Los Angeles that featured his own voice — and was never released. Copies of his "Do I Love...
  • Review: 'Ready for a Brand New Beat' by Mark Kurlansky

    Review: 'Ready for a Brand New Beat' by Mark Kurlansky
    I may have never been so embarrassed for another human than the day my college English professor demonstrated America's desire for westward expansion by playing Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street." He danced with an arrhythmic bounce as he...