On May 5th, 1985 the Apollo’s renovation is celebrated with a 50th Anniversary grand reopening and television special, “Motown Salutes the Apollo,” with special guests (2:30) George Michael, and Diana Ross.
What’s Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Continue Reading →
By Eartha Watts-Hicks
The year was 1986, and the movie Berry Gordy presents The Last Dragon was nothing short of a phenomenon. Highly anticipated, it blended the worlds of film, music, radio, and television with its incredible movie soundtrack and music videos, featuring Vanity and DeBarge, among others. Continue Reading →
After five weeks of previews Motown the Musical officially opened on Sunday, April 14. The show’s book by Berry Gordy is based on his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories Of Motown by Berry Gordy, which chronicles his life and the Motown era. Director Charles Randolph-Wright takes us on a twenty-five year musical odyssey, telling the story of the people and the music that changed the world. Continue Reading →