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People

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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Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

HALL OF FAME GROUP- In this March 20, 2009 photo, members of the Motown group The Miracles, from left: William “Smokey” Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, Claudette Robinson, and Robert “Bobby” Rogers, are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file) SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a collaborator with Smokey Robinson, has died. He was 73.