Soul legend Smokey Robinson will receive a special honour at the upcoming American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Awards in Los Angeles. The singer will be presented with the AMEE Award in Sound Recordings during the 2009 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards ceremony for his contribution to music.
Other honourees include former The Young and the Restless actress Jeanne Cooper and U.S. broadcaster Vin Scully.
Late voiceover legend Don LaFontaine, who died in September (08), will receive a posthumous tribute.
The AMEE prizes recognise members of AFTRA who have made a significant contribution to American culture.
The gala will take place in L.A. on 9 March (09).