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Smokey Robinson To Be Honoured For Charitable Efforts


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The I Second That Emotion star has signed on to help raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organisation's efforts to aid low-income public school district officials expand their music programs, and now the 76-year-old will be honoured for his charitable endeavours and career success in October (16), according to Billboard.com.

"Music is a gift and I believe that every child should have access to it," Robinson says. "I'm honoured to be able to join Little Kids Rock in furthering its mission."

Paul Shaffer will lead the musical roster, while other performers will be announced at a later date.

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Smokey Robinson: 'I Thought Marvin Gaye's Death Was April Fool's Day Hoax'


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The Sexual Healing star was shot and killed by his father, Marvin Gaye, Sr., following a fight on 1 April, 1984, and Smokey first heard about the tragedy on the radio.

"I'm thinking to myself, 'That's a lie, because this is April Fool's Day'," he said on a taped Oprah Winfrey's Master Class TV special. "(I said), 'I know good and well that this is just some kind of really morbid, cruel April Fool's joke'."

Smokey called Marvin's wife Anna to make sure the news was false, and he was shocked when she confirmed Marvin was dead.

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Smokey Robinson To Receive Top Philanthropy Prize


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The charitable I Second That Emotion singer will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his longtime support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, which assists fellow musicians with addiction recovery.

He will be saluted at a tribute concert in Los Angeles on 19 May (16), with performances by Cee Lo Green, Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, El DeBarge and Kem, reports Billboard.com.

Smokey, 76, will also hit the stage at the event, which will be hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer.

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'Motown The Musical' - Arrivals

Smokey Robinson , Berry Gordy - 'Motown the Musical' opening night at the Shaftesbury Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th March 2016

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'Motown The Musical' - Arrivals

Berry Gordy , Smokey Robinson - 'Motown the Musical' West end premiere at the Shaftesbury Theatre at Shaftesbury Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th March 2016

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Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson
Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson

'Motown The Musical' - Arrivals

Smokey Robinson - Celebrities attend the red carpet opening night of 'Motown the Musical' at Shaftesbury Theatre at Shaftesbury Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th March 2016

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Chaka Khan Too Ill To Perform At Natalie Cole Memorial - Report


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The I Feel For You singer was expected to sing at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles service, but instead she joined mourners to remember the tragic star, who passed away on New Year's Eve (31Dec15).

Stars like Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Eddie Levert, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Freda Payne and producer David Foster were spotted at the church, while Stevie Wonder delivered the Lord’s Prayer.

Meanwhile, actress Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance also paid their respects.

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Smokey Robinson Leads Memorial Tributes To Natalie Cole


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Smokey, who was among the first celebrities to offer up a tribute to the Miss You Like Crazy singer following her death on New Year's Eve (31Dec15), was the first star to speak at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ memorial service.

He told fellow mourners, "I feel so blessed to have called you my friend, my buddy, my confidante."

Lionel Richie, songwriter David Foster and actress Angela Bassett were spotted at the service too, as was Chaka Khan, who performed at the event.

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Smokey Robinson Pays Tribute To Late Natalie Cole


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Cole died from congestive heart failure, at the age of 65, on New Year's Eve (31Dec15), and Tears of a Clown singer Smokey has turned to news show Entertainment Tonight to offer his thoughts about her passing.

In a new interview, he reveals he knew his old friend was battling poor health nine months ago.

"We did a concert together in Arizona, and when I saw her that day she didn't look good to me," he said. "She lost a lot of weight and stuff, and I could tell because I had known her for so long and (we were) so close.

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Smokey Robinson Open To Justin Bieber Collaboration


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The My Girl star reveals he has been working with mutual friend and producer Poo Bear, who is keen to introduce the odd couple, so the pair can come up with some new tunes.

"I would love to do that," Smokey tells U.S. talk show The Real. "I had a meeting with Poo Bear, who writes the stuff for Justin, so he was saying we should get together and do some stuff with Justin, so I'm all for that, absolutely."

Unfortunately, Smokey has missed the deadline for Justin's next album, Purpose, which is due to hit retailers on 13 November (15). The project features collaborations with fellow pop star Ed Sheeran, Halsey and rappers Nas, Travi$ Scott and Big Sean.

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The Brent Shapiro Foundation's 10th Annual Summer Spectacular

Berry Gordy, Mahogany Cheyenne Gordy, Smokey Robinson , Frances Glandney - The Brent Shapiro Foundation's 10th Annual Summer Spectacular held at a Private Residence in Beverly Hills at Private Residence - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 12th September 2015

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Smokey Robinson Performs At The Hard Rock Live

Smokey Robinson - HOLLYWOOD, FL: Smokey Robinson performs at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on July 25, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida. - Hollywood, Florida, United States - Monday 27th July 2015

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Reviews Round-Up: Smokey Robinson's Collaboration Album 'Smokey & Friends'


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Soul and R&B legend Smokey Robinson releases a new album this week entitled Smokey & Friends.It sees the iconic singer and songwriter revisit the tracks that made him so famous and reinterpret them with as duets with other famous singers, from both past and present.

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Influential singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson is singing his greatest hits with other stars

It sees the iconic singer and songwriter revisit the tracks that made him so famous and reinterpret them with as duets with other famous singers, from both past and present.

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Diana Ross To Perform At Son's Wedding


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Diana Ross is set to perform at her son Evan Ross' wedding.

The Motown legend will serenade guests as her 25-year-old son ties the knot with Ashlee Simpson on the evening of August 31 in a romantic ceremony held at her own mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The 70-year-old diva is going to be joined on stage by her daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick, E! Online is reporting.

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