| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:20 PM
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,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:20 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:11 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2013
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....
| Oct 3, 2012
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:23 AM
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...