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Motown's Hitsville Honors to stream online

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020

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It's been six and a half months since Motown celebrated its 60th anniversary with the star-filled Hitsville Honors at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. The rest of the world will get to see it this weekend.

While it was company founder Berry Gordy Jr. who made headlines by announcing his retirement, the night also featured five other awards along with performances by Motown alumni such as the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Velvelettes and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, along with Big Sean, Doug E. Fresh, Ne-Yo and a duet by Kem and "The Voice" finalist Beth Griffith-Manley, the daughter of Motown Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith. The Honors finished with a full-cast rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours."

The three-and-a-half-hourlong show has been edited into short chunks that begin streaming on Friday, April 10, and can be linked via motownmuseum.org or accessed via the Motown Museum YouTube channel, Facebook page and IGTV channel.

Web Site: www.motownmuseum.org

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