Music Pioneer Berry Gordy's Legacy is Celebrated at Motown Museum Fundraiser Event

Music Pioneer Berry Gordy's Legacy is Celebrated at Motown Museum Fundraiser Event
The stars came out to pay homage to Motown Founder Berry Gordy this past weekend for a celebratory event commemorating the 60th anniversary of Motown Record Corporation. The three-day event started on Saturday September 21 and showcased an entertainment lineup full of music, celebrities and dignitaries that converged on Detroit for a celebration benefiting the... Read more »

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy
The Motown Museum expansion campaign in Detroit has another reason to celebrate. Museum officials announced today that Motown music pioneer Berry Gordy will donate $4 million to the project.  Gordy’s latest contribution adds to other donations as well, from institutions and organizations across the country including Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The... Read more »

Black Ensemble Theater's 'You Can't Fake the Funk' is About the Music and the Music Will Make You Dance!

Black Ensemble Theater's 'You Can't Fake the Funk' is About the Music and the Music Will Make You Dance!
Jackie Taylor’s Black Ensemble Theater is debuting a new play You Can’t Fake The Funk, A Journey Through Funk Music.  Directed by BET’s Daryl Brooks, the musical commemorates the soulful and danceable ‘funk-style’ music, a genre made popular by artists like George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Sly Stone. Funk music or ‘P-Funk’ (Parliament Funk) is... Read more »
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'Pride & Joy' Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago

'Pride & Joy' Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago
CHICAGO:  Tickets are going fast for Chicago’s hottest musical play, Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical, coming to the Chicago Theater June 19th through June 23rd.    Pride & Joy is a show-stopping performance that tells the story of Grammy Award winning singer-producer Marvin Gaye and his passionate relationship with his first wife Anna Gordy... Read more »

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play
CHICAGO:  Grammy Award winning singers and music icons Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson are celebrated in Black Ensemble Theater’s latest musical play, Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson.   In Kylah Frye’s directorial debut at BET, Style and Grace tells the story of two African American women whose extraordinary lives as... Read more »

Marvin Gaye Postage Stamp Honor Presented on April 2nd in Commemoration of Marvin's Birthday Anniversary [VIDEO]

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LOS ANGELES.  Grammy Nominated singer Howard Hewett sang “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” alongside of Motown’s legendary artist Mary Wilson at the U.S. Postage Stamp dedication honoring Grammy Award Winning singer-producer Marvin Gaye.   During the ceremony Howard Hewitt gave an emotional tribute to Marvin Gaye. The event was hosted by the... Read more »
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Marvin Gaye Honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd

Marvin Gaye Honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd
Los Angeles California will host Marvin Gaye’s celebration of his commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp honor.  The United States Postal Service will honor R&B singer Marvin Gaye (1939–1984) with the ‘Prince of Soul’ Forever Postage stamp as part of their 2019 Music Icons collection.    The event will be held at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles... Read more »

Chicago’s Behind The Scene TV Production Showcased in New Documentary 'The Production Crew'

Chicago’s Behind The Scene TV Production Showcased in New Documentary 'The Production Crew'
DVIDEO 79 Productions is in post-production for their much anticipated film documentary The Production Crew.  Produced and directed by Emmy Award Winning Editor Don Howze, The Production Crew is a behind-the-scenes perspective of four television crew members producing local and network television programs in Chicago: Kevin Gist (Steve Harvey), Hope Halliburton (ABC-7 News), Ray Blaney... Read more »

Black Ensemble Theater’s Jackie Taylor is Honored During Black History Month, Announces New Play, 'A Tribute To Chuck Berry'

Black Ensemble Theater’s Jackie Taylor is Honored During Black History Month, Announces New Play,  'A Tribute To Chuck Berry'
Jackie Taylor, director and founder of the Chicago based Black Ensemble Theater, was honored by ABC-7 Chicago during the station’s celebration of Black History Month.   Morning news anchor Terrell Brown presented Jackie in a television feature segment to discuss the legacy she established since the theater’s opening in 1976. Jackie told Terrell, that since her... Read more »
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WCIU-TV Airs 'Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert' TV Documentary

WCIU-TV Airs 'Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert' TV Documentary
Chicago’s WCIU-TV will air the much anticipated film documentary ‘Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert’ on Sunday April 23, at 8:30 am on the station’s The U-Too on Channel 26.2.   The 30 minute program was written and directed by Chicago television producer and Emmy Award winning Editor Don Howze.  It documents an inspiring story... Read more »