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Stars Unite For Luther King Jr Memorial Benefit Gig

STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN, CARLOS SANTANA and BEN AFFLECK are joining forces at a benefit concert to raise funds for a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. The Radio City Music Hall gig...

Ray J In The Running To Play Otis + Stevie

WHITNEY HOUSTON's toyboy lover RAY J is a frontrunner to play both STEVIE WONDER and OTIS REDDING in two upcoming biopics. The R+B star/actor, the brother of singer Brandy Norwood, has revealed he's looking at...

Wonder's Lost Duet With Ella To Feature On Tribute Album

A lost duet between STEVIE WONDER and ELLA FITZGERALD is to feature on a new album tribute to the jazz great. Soul man Wonder recorded a version of his You Are the Sunshine of My...

Wonder Pays Thousands For His Own Award

Legendary soul singer STEVIE WONDER has paid $29,250 (GBP15,000) for a Grammy Award he won in 1974 after the stolen statue was placed for sale on the auction website eBay. The Best Album accolade, which...

Bailey Rae Lives The Simple Life

Soul star CORINNE BAILEY RAE is glad her singing career hasn't made her rich - because it would ruin her songwriting talents. The British singer may be Grammy-nominated and hailed as a talent by STEVIE...

Cruise Thanks His Women

Hollywood star TOM CRUISE paid a gushing tribute to his wife KATIE HOLMES at a charity event in Los Angeles last week (22MAR07). The TOP GUN star was honoured for his achievement in "working for...

Wonder Sued For Unfair Dismissal

Soul star STEVIE WONDER has been named in a new unfair dismissal lawsuit after a former employee claims he was fired for questioning an alleged sexual harassment incident. REGINALD THOMAS claims he was sacked from...

Wonder Honoured With First Troubadour Award

TONY BENNETT, WYCLEF JEAN and SMOKEY ROBINSON are among the stars who will salute STEVIE WONDER in song when the soul man is honoured with the inaugural American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)...

Rockabilly Star Brooks Dies

DONNIE BROOKS, a singer with rockabilly roots who sang the hit song MISSION BELL in 1960, has died. He was 71. Brooks died on Friday (23FEB07) of congestive heart failure in Panorama City, California. In...

Dreamworks Apologises To Motown

Film studio DreamWorks has taken out a full page advertisement in the trade press to apologise for any hurt caused by the film Dreamgirls.The film, which has garnered Oscar nominations for actor Eddie Murphy and...

By on 22 February 2007

Wonder Fights Back Grammy Tears As He Remembers His Mother

STEVIE WONDER fought back tears as he accepted the Grammy Awards telecast's first award at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday (11FEB07) - as he remembered his late mother. The soul superstar claimed the...

Wonder Fights Back Grammy Tears As He Remembers His Mother

STEVIE WONDER fought back tears as he accepted the Grammy Awards telecast's first award at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday (11FEB07) - as he remembered his late mother. The soul superstar claimed the...

Police Reunite To Open Grammy Awards

The Police are to reform and play at next month's Grammy Awards, it has been confirmed.Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers will reunite for the 49th annual awards, the biggest in the US music calendar.Five-time...

By on 30 January 2007

Motown Photographer Shows Off Soul Greats For The First Time

Motown photographer JIM BRITT has unlocked his snapshot vault for the first time and will exhibit candid shots of SMOKEY ROBINSON, STEVIE WONDER and MARVIN GAYE for the first time next month (FEB07). Britt captured...

Clarkson To Receive Top New Orleans Honour

Two-time Emmy Award winner PATRICIA CLARKSON has been named the 2007 celebrity monarch for the Krewe Of Orpheus parade in New Orleans, Louisiana. A celebrity is chosen each year to lead the parade - founded...

Gabriel Auctions Off Celebrity Keyboard

PETER GABRIEL is selling off a vintage keyboard signed by over 40 top musicians on online auction site eBay to raise funds for his human rights charity. The SLEDGEHAMMER singer has recruited celebrity friends including...

Blige Tops Billboard Awards

MARY J BLIGE was the undisputed queen at the Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas last night.The R&B legend bagged nine awards, including the coveted Hot 100 airplay song of the year and accolades...

By on 05 December 2006

Wonder Realises Dj-ing Dream

STEVIE WONDER has added radio presenter to his impressive resume after living out his childhood dreams on the Los Angeles station he bought. The soul legend hosts STEVIE'S THURSDAY MORNING THUNDER on KLJH 102.3 -...

Stars Mourn At Levert's Funeral

USHER and STEVIE WONDER led the tributes to late R+B star GERALD LEVERT at a memorial service on Friday (17NOV06) in Cleveland, Ohio. Thousands of fans attended the three hour remembrance service for the tragic...

Stars To Pay Tribute To Gerald Levert

STEVIE WONDER, ANGIE STONE and JOHNNY GILL are among the stars who will perform at tragic R+B star GERALD LEVERT's memorial service on Friday (17NOV06). The free CELEBRATION OF LIFE concert will be held at...

Blige + Franklin Duet For Bobby

Soul queens MARY J BLIGE and ARETHA FRANKLIN have teamed up for the soundtrack of EMILIO ESTEVEZ's much-anticipated new movie BOBBY. The singers have recorded BRYAN ADAMS tune NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH. The soundtrack...

Streisand, Elton And Aguilera To Pay Tribute To Bennett

BARBRA STREISAND, SIR ELTON JOHN and CHRISTINA AGUILERA will help crooner TONY BENNETT extend his 80th birthday celebrations next month (NOV06) after signing up to appear in a TV special with him. The stars perform...

Wonder Honoured By Memphis Museum

Music legend STEVIE WONDER received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday night (17OCT06). During his acceptance speech, the 56-year-old serenaded the crowd with a medley of...

Knight Still Bitter About Stevie Wonder's Song

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is still bitter pal STEVIE WONDER didn't ask her to record UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO) after she spent hours perfecting the classic song with...

Knight Still Bitter About Stevie Wonder's Song

Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT is still bitter pal STEVIE WONDER didn't ask her to record UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (THAT'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO) after she spent hours perfecting the classic song with...

Richie's Do-gooder Days Over Due To We Are The World Backlash

LIONEL RICHIE has given up trying to save the world with his music because he was pummelled for his WE ARE THE WORLD efforts. The soul man wrote the charity hit and then recruited pals...

Wonder Marks Katrina Anniversary

STEVIE WONDER has lent his support to hurricane-stricken New Orleans, Louisiana, at a star-studded concert to mark the first anniversary of the disaster. The singer was joined by blues singer DR JOHN, Grammy award-winning gospel...

Hit Factory Re-opens As Swanky Apartment Block

The New York studio complex which hosted recording sessions for MADONNA, STEVIE WONDER, JOHN LENNON and U2 is to re-open as a six-storey condominium project. The Hit Factory building has been shuttered for a year...

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