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Smokey Robinson Named As 2011 Ella Award Winner

10th August 2011

Soul legend Smokey Robinson has been named the 2011 recipient of the Ella Award by America's Society of Singers.Robinson admits the honour excites him more than many accolades he has received because it also honours...

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Rap Rebels Lmfao

7th July 2011

LMFAO are the "rebels" of the Motown family. The group - made up of Redfoo and SkyBlu, son and grandson of legendary soul record label Motown founder Berry Gordy - say their rap roots set...

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Aretha Franklin Getting Ready For Birthday Bash

24th March 2011

Aretha Franklin is planning a huge star-studded bash to celebrate her 69th birthday tomorrow (25.03.11). The soul singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint, rumoured to be pancreatic cancer - will...

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Stevie Wonder & Smokey Robinson Lead White House Motown Tribute

26th February 2011

STEVIE WONDER and SMOKEY ROBINSON put on a Motown tribute at the White House for U.S. president BARACK OBAMA in celebration of America's Black History month.The soul legends led a superstar line-up including Sheryl Crow,...

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Nick Jonas Denies Using Inappropriate Word On Stage

24th February 2011

NICK JONAS played an impromptu concert in Virginia last night (23rd February 2011)NICK JONAS, the American musician and JONAS BROTHERS star, played an impromptu gig in Virginia yesterday, in preparation for his performance at the...

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Smokey Robinson To Headline White House Concert Tonight

24th February 2011

SMOKEY ROBINSON is set to headline a White House Motown tribute evening tonight (24th February 2011).SMOKEY ROBINSON, the legendary soul singer-songwriter, has been invited by President BARACK OBAMA to perform a Motown tribute at the...

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Fascinating Fact 10620

11th January 2011

STEVIE WONDER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, QUEEN LATIFAH, and Motown founder BERRY GORDY were among those who gathered to honour singer TEENA MARIE at a private memorial service at California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Monday (10Jan11)....

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Fascinating Fact 10521

16th December 2010

SMOKEY ROBINSON's actor nephew ERIC WEST is engaged to wed R&B singer SHONTELLE.

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Sick Robinson Cancels Chicago Celebration

19th November 2010

SMOKEY ROBINSON has pulled out of an appearance at a tribute event and concert in Chicago, Illinois due to illness.The soul legend was due to be honoured by both the state of Illinois and the...

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Robinson Breaks The Colour Barrier At Cracker Barrel

2nd November 2010

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has made history by becoming the first African-American artist to put out an album through U.S. restaurant chain Cracker Barrel.The chain famously offers up exclusive country music releases to its customers...

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Aguilera, Anthony And Robinson For Jackson Tv Tribute

22nd June 2010

CHRISTINA AGUILERA, MARC ANTHONY, LL COOL J and SMOKEY ROBINSON have signed up for a star-studded TV tribute to honour the late MICHAEL JACKSON on the first anniversary of his death.The King of Pop passed...

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Robinson Blasts Coleman Coma Photos

10th June 2010

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has voiced his fury after controversial photos of GARY COLEMAN on his deathbed were made public.The Tears of a Clown hitmaker was in New York on Tuesday (10Jun10) to attend a...

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Robinson Honoured With Friars' Toast

10th June 2010

The stars came out in New York City on Tuesday night (08Jun10) to honour Motown legend SMOKEY ROBINSON at a tribute gala.The Friars Foundation Applause Award show, held at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, was organised by the...

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Robinson's Niece Takes Aim At Singer

9th June 2010

Soul singer SMOKEY ROBINSON is embroiled in a bitter family feud with his niece in the wake of his sister's death, amid accusations he abandoned the women financially as she battled cancer.Robinson's sister Rose Ella...

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David Gest Promises Unique Jackson Show

18th May 2010

David Gest has pledged to show Michael Jackson in a "truly unique light" in his new documentary.The producer has interviewed the late 'Thriller' star's friends and family for the forthcoming four-hour documentary which includes intimate...

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Stars Remember Jackson In Gest Tribute

18th May 2010

WHITNEY HOUSTON and SMOKEY ROBINSON have opened up about MICHAEL JACKSON a year after his death - for a new TV tribute created by the KING OF POP's best pal, DAVID GEST.Gest has grilled members...

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Fascinating Fact 9276

11th May 2010

Soul legends SMOKEY ROBINSON and JAMES BROWN and R&B and jazz great ELLA FITZGERALD are to be among the first stars to be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame in New York. The...

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Robinson 'Heartbroken' By Sister's Death

6th May 2010

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is mourning the death of his older sister after she lost her battle against stomach cancer.Rose Ella Jones passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on 26 April (10) at the...

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Robinson Records Jackson Tribute

14th February 2010

SMOKEY ROBINSON decided to keep his version of JACKSON 5 classic I WANT YOU BACK as a secret track on his new album because he didn't want to be accused of exploiting the death of...

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Jay-z Believes In Beyonce

2nd February 2010

Jay-Z expects wife Beyonce Knowles to win music awards - because she's so "magnificent". The '99 Problems' rapper - whose spouse took home a record-breaking six gongs at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (31.01.10)...

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Michael Jackson's Kids' Tribute

1st February 2010

Michael Jackson's eldest two children accepted a lifetime achievement award on behalf of their late father at last night's Grammys (31.01.10).Prince Michael, 12, and 11-year-old Paris received a standing ovation as they took to the...

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Jackson Kids To Appear At Grammys

28th January 2010

Michael Jackson's children could perform at the Grammy Awards.Katherine Jackson - who is now the legal guardian of Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, seven - is reportedly in talks with organisers...

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Stars To Perform At White House For Black History Month

27th January 2010

Stars including JENNIFER HUDSON, SEAL and SMOKEY ROBINSON are set to perform at the White House in February (10) as part of U.S. President BARACK OBAMA's celebrations for Black History Month.Bob Dylan, John Legend and...

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Michael Jackson To Get 3-D Tribute

20th January 2010

Michael Jackson is to perform from beyond the grave in a 3-D tribute at the Grammy Awards.Some of the world's biggest stars - including Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Smokey Robinson and Usher -...

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The Things They Say 14992

14th January 2010

"At the Grammy nominations show, I was walking offstage and there SMOKEY ROBINSON was. He made comments about (BLACKsummers'night) and I couldn't believe that someone with this incredible legacy was aware of what I did....

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Smokey Fans Fuming Over Chaotic Gig

14th December 2009

Thousands of SMOKEY ROBINSON fans were fuming on Saturday night (12Dec09) after a ticket mix-up reportedly left them stranded outside a concert.The soul star headlined a gig in Australia's Hunter Valley in New South Wales...

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The Things They Say 14504

3rd December 2009

"Don't worry Taylor, Kanye West is not here." Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON pokes fun at the rapper's stage protest at the MTV Video Music Awards during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech when naming the country star...

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Robinson's Joy At Uniting Races

23rd October 2009

MOTOWN legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is proud of his legacy - because his music helped crush racial tension in 1960s America.The Tears of a Clown singer was horrified at the segregation between white and black members...

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Fascinating Fact 8141

13th October 2009

Pop star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE kicked off a charity golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (11Oct09) to raise money for charity. KENNY G, SMOKEY ROBINSON, and ALICE COOPER will also compete in the Justin...

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Robbie Williams To Make Live Return

22nd September 2009

Robbie Williams will make his full UK live return next month.The 'Bodies' singer will perform his first British concert in three years at London's Roundhouse on October 20 as part of the BBC's Electric Proms...

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