Tag: Stevie Wonder

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People

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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National

Stevie Wonder won’t sing in Fla. after Zimmerman verdict

In this May 19, 2013 photo,Stevie Wonder performs at The Hangout Festival on in Gulf Shores, Ala. Wonder says he won’t perform in Florida and other states where the “stand your ground” law. In a video posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old tells says at a concert Sunday, July 14, “that until the ‘stand your ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again.” (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder says he won’t perform in Florida and other states with a “stand your ground” law.

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Entertainment

5 memorable moments from the BET Awards

From left, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Wilson, Snoop Lion, and Pharrell Williams pose backstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 30, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Scott Kirkland/Invision/AP) by Chris TalbotAP Music Writer Charlie Wilson’s red coat. Kendrick Lamar and Miguel. Nicki Minaj’s chair. And just where did Chris Tucker go? There were a lot of memorable things about Sunday night’s BET Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that are worth talking about Monday morning. Here are five to reflect on:

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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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Entertainment

Chaka Khan to headline Third Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

HALL OF FAME ENTERTAINER–This March 26, 2013 photo shows Chaka Kahn attending her birthday party in New York. Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Theater’s hall of fame. The theater recently announced that Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blige will perform in Khan’s honor at its June 10 New York gala. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, file) by Genea L. Webb For New Pittsburgh Courier More than 240 of the hottest Jazz artists on the planet will showcase their immeasurable talent at this year’s Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival from June 7 through 9.