Outdoor Motortown Revue installations will have you dancing along the Riverfront
DETROIT - Summer’s here and the time is right for a brand new experience along one of the top-rated riverfronts in the country. The Motown Museum had teamed up with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to unveil outdoor, walkable Motown installations in honor of the 60th anniversary of the famed Motortown Revue. You’ll find the Motortown Revue informative signs along the Detroit Riverfront beginning just east of the GM Renaissance Center going all the way to just before Cullen Plaza where the carousel is. “This is our way of sharing a little bit of Detroit history, a little bit of Motown history throughout the community,” said Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry. “The visitor gets to experience two of the greatest things the city has to offer: this incredible music history and legacy and this incredibly beautiful waterfront.mlive.com
Motown Museum reveals renderings for new community centered outdoor plaza
On Sunday, Detroit’s Motown Museum announced the beginning of phase two of its expansion, sharing updated renderings of the community-centered outdoor plaza designed to be the centerpiece of the second phase. Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry made the announcement.
Motown Museum encouraging next generation of talent
It’s the home of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, now the Motown Museum started and preserved by Esther Gordy Edwards. Motown broke racial barriers like no other record label and today the museum is paving a way for the next generation of artists. “In 2021, Motown to me is all about inspiration,” said museum CEO Robin Terry. The Motown Museum keeps the stories of what happened there alive, spearheaded by Robin Terry, the great niece of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. More than just a museum, today the Motown Museum gives young talent a chance to be heard through programs like Amplify.
Motown Museum chair on Mary Wilson: ’World has lost one of the brightest stars in our family’
DETROIT – Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry called Mary Wilson one of the “brightest stars” in the Motown family. “In this moment of extreme sadness, the world has lost one of the brightest stars in our Motown family. Mary Wilson was an icon,” reads a statement from Terry. Ballard was replaced by Cindy Birdsong in 1967, and Wilson stayed with the group until it was officially disbanded by Motown in 1977. Touring at the time, Wilson said there was a moment when she realized they had a hit song.
Motown Museum to mark first ‘What’s Going On Day’ on 50th anniversary of release
On April 1, 1984, soul music legend Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father after he intervened in an argument between his parents over misplaced business documents. Gretchen Whitmer has declared Jan. 20 as “What’s Going On Day” in the state, marking the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s Motown classic. The Motown Museum says it will use this commemorative date to kick off several moments in 2021 celebrating the half-century anniversary of the release of Gaye’s impactful What’s Going On album. Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry made the announcement. For more information on Motown Museum, visit http://www.motownmuseum.org.
10/27/19: American Black Journal Motown 60th Anniversary / Detroit Doll Show
On the next American Black Journal,Stephen talks with Robin Terry, CEO of the Motown Museum, about this years 60th anniversary celebration for the Motown record label and the $50 million expansion of the museum. Plus, the largest show of its kind for dolls of color is coming to the Northwest Activities Center. Well get details on the 8th annual Detroit Doll Show that focuses on diversity, culture, self-love and empowerment. Featured Image: The Home of Motown Music, Detroit, MI, Photo by quirkyjazz via flickr.com cc 2.0WATCH NOW:detroitpbs.org
Motown Museum breaks ground on $50 million expansion
The Motown Museum expansion has officially started. At a September 22 celebration of Motown Recordss 60th anniversary, the Motown Museum both broke ground on its major expansion and announced that its gotten halfway to its total funding goal of $50 million. Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Motown Museum chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry, as well as Gov. Its gotten support from a number of foundations, and most recently, Berry Gordy himself donated $4 million. Related Motown Museum to unveil new outdoor gathering space May 19detroit.curbed.com
Detroit's Motown Museum sharing key founding document for company
DETROIT - A copy of the original land contract for Motown Records' Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit will be unveiled as part of the music company's 60th anniversary celebration. Officials with the Motown Museum, located where Berry Gordy Jr. launched his music empire, say they will share the rarely seen document via Facebook at 3 p.m. Tuesday. That coincides with the 1959 date that Gordy purchased the house on West Grand Boulevard. Museum CEO and Chairwoman Robin Terry called it "the start of a journey that would ultimately rock the world." The Supremes, the Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and many others recorded hits there before Motown moved in 1972 to California.