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America's Music Catalog: 'Motown the Musical' ready to groove in Chicago

The Motown sound stands on its own for not only its great creativity and mirthful messages but also for its ability to connect people of all races, backgrounds and ages.

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Holiday Movies: December Releases Phase 2

Holiday Movies: December Releases Phase 2

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November 21, 2013 9:12 am Photos

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Robinson pays tribute to Motown's chief of charm

Robinson pays tribute to Motown's chief of charm

She didn't sing a note or write a lick of a lyric, but Smokey Robinson contends that Maxine Powell was as essential to Motown Records' operation as the legendary label's songwriters, producers and musicians.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond's Festival of Lakes shines with many stars

Hammond's Festival of Lakes shines with many stars

For the 10th consecutive summer, music will fill the night air over the waters of Wolf Lake in Hammond, as the city’s Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. and The Hammond Parks & Recreation Department gift local music fans with five days of top name talent free of charge at The Pavilion Stage of Wolf…

July 11, 2013 11:25 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Smokey Robinson headlining this month's Hammond Fest of the Lakes

OFFBEAT: Smokey Robinson headlining this month's Hammond Fest of the Lakes

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
Singers Dolly Parton and William "Smokey" Robinson at the White House Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006

Singers Dolly Parton and William "Smokey" Robinson at the White House Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006

Singers Dolly Parton and William "Smokey" Robinson share a laugh during a reception for the Kennedy Center honorees in the East Room of the White House on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

Festival of Lakes in Hammond kicks off July 17

HAMMOND | The talent lineup for this year's Festival of the Lakes includes big names such as L.L. Cool J, Lifehouse and Smokey Robinson.

July 05, 2013 5:45 pm
OFFBEAT: Chicago Black Ensemble Theater run of 'The Marvin Gaye Story' riveting

OFFBEAT: Chicago Black Ensemble Theater run of 'The Marvin Gaye Story' riveting

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 13, 2012 12:00 am
Smokey scheduled to perform at Four Winds

Smokey scheduled to perform at Four Winds

The smooth vocals of Smokey Robinson will sweeten the air Aug. 31 at Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds New Buffalo in New Buffalo, Mich. Tickets for Smokey's concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. Eastern time July 7. Prices start at $45.

July 02, 2012 1:30 pm
Sharing the Stage

Sharing the Stage

Singer Smokey Robinson, center, performs "Tracks of My Tears" with a cappella group Harbor Lights at the IFI Tom Dreesen Celebrity Golf Classic in Boilingbrook, Ill., on Sept. 14, as a benefit for the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. Harbor Lights members are Cher DeRosier, left, Jimmy Calins…

September 19, 2010 12:00 am
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