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Mariah Carey dons very low-cut dress for BET Honors

Mariah Carey dons very low-cut dress for BET Honors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey managed not to have a wardrobe malfunction during Saturday's BET honors, despite her daring gown.
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Bob Dylan to star in Chrysler Super Bowl ad

Bob Dylan to star in Chrysler Super Bowl ad

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Bob Dylan's music to be featured in Chobani and Chrysler ad.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

Anna Gordy Gaye, ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Anna Gordy Gaye, the ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, has died in Los Angeles of natural causes, her family said. She was 92.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

LAS VEGAS, July 1 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber, Neil Patrick Harris, Spike Lee and Berry Gordy turned out for the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" show in Las Vegas.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
By United Press International
Hit-makers LMFAO splitting up

Hit-makers LMFAO splitting up

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. musicians Redfoo and SkyBlu, the uncle-nephew duo known as LMFAO, say they're working on separate projects and don't know when they will collaborate again.
Dixon, LeKae land 'Motown' roles

Dixon, LeKae land 'Motown' roles

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae have been cast as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross in "Motown: The Musical," the Broadway show's producers said.
Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Howard Theatre, a historic African-American arts landmark in Washington, is reopening this week after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.
By United Press International

Motown groundbreaker Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91

DETROIT, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Esther Gordy Edwards, one of the groundbreakers of Motown Records, died Thursday at home in Detroit, said Berry Gordy, her brother and former head of Motown.

Detroiters correct Seacrest error

DETROIT, March 24 (UPI) -- Detroit residents took to Twitter and Facebook to correct American Idol host Ryan Seacrest's statement about the location of Hitsville USA.

Detroit home with bragging rights for sale

DETROIT, July 8 (UPI) -- A mansion in Detroit visited by the luminaries of the Motown record label is up for sale, a real estate sales agent said.
Detroit honors Motown's 50th anniversary

Detroit honors Motown's 50th anniversary

DETROIT, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Record producer Berry Gordy said at a Detroit gala in honor of the 50th anniversary of Motown his record label was full of "love and competition."
Rare Motown single sells for $38K

Rare Motown single sells for $38K

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- One of only two copies of a 1965 single by Motown artist Frank Wilson has been sold for a record $38,000, a British dealer says.
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Berry Gordy, producer, and founder of the Motown record label, is seen at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California on June 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Berry Gordy, Jr. (born November 28, 1929) is an American record producer, and the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.

Berry Gordy, Jr. (born in Detroit, Michigan) was the seventh of eight children born to the middle class family of Berry Gordy II (a.k.a. Berry Gordy, Sr.) and Bertha Fuller Gordy (1887-1981), who had relocated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia in 1922. Gordy was brought up in a tight-knit family with strong morals. Berry Gordy II (1888–1978) was the son of Berry Gordy I and a woman named Lucy. Berry Gordy I was the son of James Thomas Gordy, a white farmer, and a female slave in Georgia.

Berry Gordy II was lured to Detroit by the many job opportunities for blacks offered by booming automotive businesses.

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