• Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    Motown The Musical Opens: My Review

    An air-tight revue with classic songs presented as theatrical set pieces, with a minimum of superficial chatter in between them. That's not what Motown The Musical is. Instead, the story of how Berry Gordy Jr. created a dazzling black sound that managed to be upbeat, despairing, and socially relevan ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    My 10 Favorite Motown Songs

    With Motown The Musical jazzing up Broadway with "the sound of young America," let me look back and pick my 10 fave Motown singles of all time. Come on, let's get it on! (10) What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted," sung by Jimmy Ruffin Careful in its pace, soulful in its tone, this one is a heart wr ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2009

    Michael Jackson: The Man in Our Mirror

    Black America's eulogies for the King of Pop also let us resurrect his best self

  • Music

    November 20, 2007

    Extensions of a Woman

    Alicia Keys is still a few albums away from her masterpiece. She'll get there.

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    September 11, 2001
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    August 15, 2000