George Michael And Other Stars Sing “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, Harlem, NY 1985 (Video)

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 (2:30George Michael, and Diana Ross.

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HW Pick: Marvin Gaye’s Timeless “What’s Going On” Live 1972 (Video)

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rex - David Magnus/REX (10378c) Marvin Gaye Various - 1964

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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 →

Kicking It In Harlem With Taimak: The Last Dragon

eartha and aimakBy Eartha Watts-Hicks

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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 →

HW Pick: Berry Gordy’s Historic Motown Mansion Ups Sale Price, Asks $1.6M

michael schusterWe last saw this massive Boston-Edison estate hit the market last year, and now the historic mansion, once home to Motown Founder Berry Gordy, is listing again. Continue Reading →

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After The Dance Book At Hue-Man Bookstore In Harlem

Marvin Gaye

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After the Dance My Life With Marvin Gaye is a searing memoir of love, drugs, sex, and old-school R&B, from the former wife of the legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.
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Walter’s World: Motown The Musical (with video)

15MOTOWN-articleLargeBy Walter Rutledge

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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 →