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Martha Reeves on Red Carpet at Motown The Musical Friends and Family Night

WATCH VIDEO: Martha Reeves

 

What's The 411TV correspondent and Motown historian, Chuck Whaley, gives us a little bit of insight into the history of Motown when he interviews the legendary singer, Martha Reeves.

As Motown aficionados know, Martha Reeves was the lead singer of the legendary Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

If you know anything about Motown, you know that one of the Vandellas hit singles that has lived on to this day is DANCING IN THE STREET. And, if you listen very closely, you can hear it playing in the background.

At the end of the interview, you can also hear Ms. Reeves give a shout out to Chuck's daughter, Crystal.

  • Published in Theatre

Motown The Musical Friends and Family Night

VIDEO: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY NIGHT

On a rather chilly Friday night in April, Broadway had a different sound of music, as Motown The Musical celebrated a pre-opening with a Friends and Family Night.

The red carpet was graced with the presence of Motown Royalty and of course, some hangers-on.

In the opening montage, you can catch a glimpse of the legends: Motown Founder, Berry Gordy; his daughter Hazel; Martha Reeves; the Original Vandellas; the First Lady of Motown, Claudette Robinson; the Velvelettes; Dennis Edwards of the mighty Temptations; Marvin Gaye III; and more!

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Claudette Robinson

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Martha Reeves (l) talking with What's The 411 correspondent, Chuck Whaley

 

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Dennis Edwards (l), one of the lead singers of The Temptations

 

 

 

 

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America’s Got Talent Audition Alert

Popular talent television show will hold auditions in New York City

America's Got Talent will hold auditions today, November 16 and tomorrow, November 17, 2013, at an old Mercedes Benz dealership on the corner of 11th Avenue and West 41st Street in Manhattan.

The audition hours will be approximately 8 am to 7 pm. Those seeking auditions can come either day. However, the organizers expect wait times to be less on Sunday. This event is open to the public, and registering online is not required but is recommended because it should speed up the process.

For more information, check for updated notices on  America's Got Talent New York Auditions page.

  • Published in Music

AJ Calloway Witnesses Hip-Hop History at Central Park Summerstage

WATCH VIDEO: AJ Calloway Talking About Hip Hop

What’s The 411TV correspondent, Cristina Twitty, ran into AJ Calloway, former host of BET's 106th and Park at Central Park Summerstage’s 40 Years of Hip-Hop Celebration.

You know Cristina had to find out of all the hip-hop artists who were there to perform, which one did AJ come to see?

"Everybody that has been on that stage so far is a hip-hop legend and I came to see everybody, from Soul Sonic Force to Kool Herc to Big Daddy..., everybody," said AJ trying to be politically correct.

AJ also refused to pick a favorite album or a favorite artist.

"So what does it mean to be here at the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Culture," asked Cristina.

"I owe everything to hip-hop, so I had to come here to tip my hat, stand to the side and watch my heroes on stage," AJ added.

"I actually enjoy that hip-hop more than the ... hip-hop now and I'd love to see hip-hop go back to its roots," he continued.

What do you think is missing from hip-hop now?

"Substance," replied AJ.

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