Tag: Berry Gordy

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Ebony magazine, Jacksons to honor Berry Gordy

This photo provided by EBONY shows the December 2013/January 2014 cover of EBONY magazine featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor on How Black Men Took Over Hollywood. (AP Photo/EBONY, Peter Hapak) NEW YORK (AP) — Ebony magazine’s celebration of its “Power 100″ list will have a Motown vibe — Berry Gordy is being honored with a lifetime achievement award, the Jacksons will perform in his honor, and the cast of “Motown The Musical” is due to appear, as well.

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Powell, Motown Records’ chief of charm, dies at 98

In this Aug. 26, 2013, file photo originally provided by the Motown Museum, Maxine Powell smiles during an event held in her honor at the Motown Museum in Detroit. (AP Photo/Motown Museum, Andre Smith, File) by Mike HouseholderAssociated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) — Maxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records’ artists during the Detroit label’s 1960s heyday, died Monday at age 98. Motown Historical Museum CEO Allen Rawls said Powell died of natural causes at a hospital in Southfield, Mich.

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Entertainment

Berry Gordy memoir reissued as e-book

In this June 15, 1981 photo, Smokey Robinson, left, is joined by Berry Gordy at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Motown record label founder Berry Gordy has been named on June 3, the 2013 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity. Gordy is scheduled to accept the award at a Nov. 19, black-tie gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/File) NEW YORK (AP) — The Berry Gordy memoir which inspired the Broadway hit “Motown: The Musical” is being reissued as an e-book.

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Historic Motown Steinway piano back in Detroit

NEWLY RESTORED–In this Sept. 18, 2012 file photo provided by the Motown Museum, Paul McCartney, left, and Berry Gordy stand in front of a newly restored 1877 Steinway grand piano during a benefit at the Motown Museum at Steinway Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Motown Museum, Shahar Azran, File) by Mike Householder and Jeff Karoub DETROIT (AP) — An 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown greats during the label’s 1960s heyday, and restored thanks to Paul McCartney, is back home in Detroit, officials announced Monday.