‘Black Is a Race’: Smokey Robinson Draws Mixed Reactions After Saying He ‘Resents’ Being Called ‘African American’
Smokey Robinson’s poem “A Black American” sparked a widespread discussion about racial identity following its original performance nearly 18 years ago during the season finale […]news.yahoo.com
Lehman Center celebrates 40th season serving the Bronx, NY
Over the last decade, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has served the Latino population in the Bronx by hosting stars including José Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa and La India, while attracting a wider audience with acts like Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson.
New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from the legendary group The Temptations, the latest addition to the animated “Ice Age” franchise and a new series on HBO by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes called “The Gilded Age” and starring Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
The Smokey Robinson tour stops by the Seminole Casino in Pompano Beach
Last week, the Motown legend Smokey Robinson graced the stage at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek located in Pompano Beach, FL. “My grandmother used to play Smokey for me all the time” as a kid, mentions Palm Beach County resident Curtis Jones. Next, Smokey Robinson appears on stage looking as smooth as ever, not bad for an 81-year-old. “We came to have a good time”, yelled Robinson to the crowd as he removed his sequined blazer. Smokey Robinson has been revered as one of the greatest songwriters of all time.thewestsidegazette.com
Temptations Mark 60th Anniversary with Release of New Single with Smokey Robinson
PA NewswireLOS ANGELES, CA – This year marks the 60th Anniversary celebration of The Temptations, the legendary, Grammy Award-Winning group known as the “No. 1 R&B Artists of All Time” (Billboard). The song, also written and produced by Smokey, is a preview of the upcoming TEMPTATIONS 60 album. Temptations HistoryThe Temptations are today one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world. 1 R&B chart albums, 44 Top 10 R&B chart hits, including, 14 No.thewestsidegazette.com
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of "Chanukah" in this video for a mom has gone viral
Motown legend Smokey Robinson has gone viral — but not for his music. It all started when Jeff Jacobson and his brother decided to get a video greeting from Robinson as a gift for their mom. Please DM me your mother's phone number so we can try this again — Smokey Robinson (@smokeyrobinson) December 15, 2020"Nice talking to you again, I guess," Robinson laughs. "He is a true legend whose music has been with me since birth," Jacobson tweeted, tagging Robinson. Happy Chanukah (however you choose to pronounce it) and Happy Holidays," he tweeted.cbsnews.com
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of Chanukah has gone viral
Smokey Robinson's mispronunciation of Chanukah has gone viral Smokey Robinson was asked to record a holiday greeting for a woman who used to live on his street in Detroit. The woman's sons wanted the video to be a gift for Chanukah, so Robinson sent her well wishes for the holiday - accept he mispronounced one crucial word. Now, Robinson's confusion over "Chanookah" has gone viral.cbsnews.com
AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'
This cover image released by Warner Records shows "I Just Wanna Live," by Keedron Bryant. Bryant's song was named one of the top 10 of the year by the Associated Press. Keedron Bryant, “I Just Wanna Live": During times of turmoil and unrest, people respond differently. She asked her son, then 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, to sing the song and the rest is for the history books. The song not only helped Keedron Bryant land a record deal, it helped heal the world at a time when music is a language that unites us all.
Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — created in the musicians’ Los Angeles home — helped Eilish win the top four honors, including album, song and record of the year, along with best new artist. Eilish won five honors. Together, they also won best pop vocal album, while Finneas’ individual honors included producer of the year (non-classical) and best engineered album (non-classical). Mill performed a new song called “Letter to Nipsey” while others joined together for “Higher,” which won best rap/sung performance. “To my mother, you did a great job raising this guy,” Tyler, who won best rap album, said to his mom, who was onstage and crying by side.
Motown Founder Berry Gordy Retires
Known as The Chairman, Gordy is the founder and original architect of Motown Records an American original that arguably featured the most exceptional assembly of talent in music history has retired. Motown records is one of the most successful Black-owned record labels of all time, said Aaron Douglas of R.E.A.L. Its history is in concrete because of the mega artists and because Berry Gordy had an eye for up-and-coming talent. Berry Gordy paved the way for minorities in a way that had never been seen before. As an African American leader, businessman, entrepreneur, and important and historical agent of change, Berry Gordy is an inspiration and role model especially for African-Americans like myself, Harrigan stated.thewestsidegazette.com
Smokey Robinson Live at Magic City Casino
Smokey Robinson performs live at the Magic City Casino in Miami on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Fans will be singing and dancing along to classic hits like "Cruisin'", "Ooh Baby Baby", "Being With You" and "The Tracks of My Tears"! Comedian Will Shriner will open the show. The fun starts at 7 p.m.For tickets or more information click here. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.