Marvin Gaye by Jim Britt

 Who will be cast as Marvin Gaye in the Allen Hughes-directed biopic that will be produced by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre?  Is Macy Gray correct in her opinion that the United States needs a new flag that more accurately represents its people?  Related posts: Media Questions Of The WeekContinue Reading

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A documentary about the life of Rick James is coming to Showtime soon. Sacha Jenkins has directed Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James. The film looks at James’s career and his triumph as the King of Punk-Funk in the ’80s. There is rare performance footage, interviews with friends,Continue Reading

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When will there be a biopic about Quincy Jones’s life?  How is it that Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On is just as relevant in its message as it was 50 years ago?  Related posts: Motown Celebrates Marvin Gaye Kendrick Lamar Meets Quincy Jones Media Questions Of The Week Watch: TrailerContinue Reading

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Teena Marie’s “Square Biz” was a combination of her usual soul-quaking vocals with a rap influence. Her 1981 album It Must Be Magic was her fourth and final one for Motown. She had the rare privilege of being a woman artist who wrote and produced her music which she hadContinue Reading

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