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Motown Celebrates 50 Years With Gala

November 22, 2009

Black ties and gowns filled a ballroom Saturday in a big-bucks salute to Detroit-style royalty — the King of Motown, the Queen of Soul and the Kid of Rock.

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, along with Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Kid Rock came to Motown’s original hometown for the Motown 50 Golden Gala. The 50th-anniversary event, which fetched $350 and up for a ticket, was a fundraiser for the Motown Historical Museum. The museum was the original home of Motown Records Corp., which Gordy started with an $800 loan.

The event drew about 750 people and many of the big names and behind-the-scenes people from the label, which moved to Los Angeles in 1972. Detroit’s output included scores of hits, including “My Girl” by The Temptations, “The Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye.

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Ephraim, triple threat in the entertainement industry

November 5, 2009

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As “Ephraim Benton” was the top terms people used to find my blog,I’ve decided to profile him for those whom cares and are willing to know much more than a picture took at the  precious screen recently in LA.Naturally, I went through his website ephraimsworld.com and was surprise how fresh and funky the site was though it’s a big mess to navigate through all the sections, the colorfull teddy bears made me think about the cover of “ late registration.” From Kanye west.

Unsurprisingly, we learn that Ephraim Benton don’t play and he’s hungry enough to become a “triple threat in the entertainement industry”.On the top of producing an animated documentary about the life of President Barack Obama titled “HIStory” that was released for free virally this past January, he has already executive produced, written, directed and starred in two short films, “Brown Paper Bags” and “3 Quarters of Face Value”. In 2009, he started with his cameo appearance in Oprah’s movie “PUSH: Based On The Novel By Sapphire”.For more info, check out his website or interact with him on Twitter.

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