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The history of Motown records

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With an $800 loan from his family, Berry Gordy Jr. established Motown Records in January 1959. Within a few years, this Detroit-based outfit was selling more singles and releasing more hits than any other record company. Beyond the formidable music…

Gladys Knight plays Jackson Hall at TPAC

Gladys Knight has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Knight began performing gospel music at age four in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church and sang as a…