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Back For More: “Motown The Musical” Returning To Broadway

Posted April 13, 2016 by jmurray

If you missed “Motown The Musical” during its first run on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for nearly two years from March 2013 until January 2015, you can catch the popular show again in New York City starting in July. The musical is making its triumphant return to The Great White Way after a year […]

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Lee Daniels & Apollo Theater
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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

Posted February 1, 2016 by jmurray

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; as well as being cultural landscape for New York. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance, […]

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The Supremes
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Open Road: “Motown The Musical” Makes Millions On Tour

Posted April 29, 2015 by jmurray

Missed “Motown The Musical” on Broadway? Well catch the show on the road. The hit theatrical production is currently playing Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its first national tour on May 8, 2015 after kicking off its tour run in Chicago in 2014. “Motown The Musical” has had a successful stint […]

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Alicia Keys: Making A Movie About Bettye LaVette

Posted March 24, 2015 by jmurray

In September of 2012, AlwaysAList.com wrote a story about soul singer Bettye LaVette’s riveting memoir, “A Woman Like Me” (Penguin Group). The spicy tome left no stone unturned, with juicy stories about LaVette’s fellow singers like Aretha Franklin (who she says was married to a pimp named Ted White who rightfully beat the Queen of […]

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Carla Hall, Sherri Shepherd & Jawn Murray with the cast of Motown the Musical
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New York City: An A-List Itinerary In The Big Apple

Posted November 25, 2013 by jmurray

WHAT TO SEE: We kicked off our trip checking out the hot-like-fire Broadway production, “Motown: The Musical.” Joined by friends Sherri Shepherd of “The View” and Carla Hall from “The Chew,” we danced and sang along to the trip down memory lane through the glory days Motown. Set in Detroit, the birthplace of Motown, the […]

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Jesse L. Martin & Marvin Gaye
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Sexual Healing: Jesse L. Martin To Play Marvin Gaye

Posted March 4, 2013 by jmurray

Lenny Kravitz is out and “Law & Order” alum Jesse L. Martin is officially in as Marvin Gaye in the biopic about the late singer’s life. Martin is now confirmed to play the Motown legend in the Julien Temple-helmed “Sexual Healing,” which is slated to start filming in later this month in Europe according to […]

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Lynn Whitfield & Clifton Powell
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In Marvin’s Memory: Lynn Whitfield & Clifton Powell Star In Play About Gaye

Posted February 15, 2013 by jmurray

Emmy Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield and NAACP Image Award-winning actor Clifton Powell star in the theatrical production about the late soul icon Marvin Gaye. The play, “My Brother Marvin,” is the “uncut” and “untold story” of the R&B icon who died on April 1, 1984 after being murdered by his father. Conceived by his sister […]

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Aretha Bettye Diana
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Bettye LaVette: Memoir Offers Sexual Escapades With Soul Icons & Diva Dish On Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin & Tina Turner

Posted September 28, 2012 by jmurray

I fell in love with Bettye LaVette in an instant! I was watching the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and this woman who I had never seen before walked across the stage, stood in front of the microphone and delivered a soul-wrenching rendition of the 1973 song “Love, Reign o’er Me” in tribute to Roger […]

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