According to Former Temptations member Richard Street has died, his widow told CNN Entertainment on Wednesday. The 70-year-old soul and R&B singer died early Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas, Cindy Street said. Richard Street went to the hospital after suffering back pain and breathing difficulties Friday. At the hospital, doctors found a […]

Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at age 70. His former publicist told the Associated Press that the singer and songwriter died in a New York City hospital on Monday. He had undergone radiation treatment for throat cancer. Ashford & Simpson were known for their hit “Solid” […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Hitsville Museum 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208 When: April 14, 1960 What: Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., “Hitsville” became one of the first black-owned record labels. With its iconic artists and songwriters like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes and The Jackson 5, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)5750 Wilshire Blvd #300 Los Angeles, CA 90036 When: 1971 What: The House of Hits closes its Detroit home for good, moving its creative headquarters to Hollywood. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 Rewarding Black Music Moments, sponsored by […]

In late 1961, Motown Records earned it’s first number one pop hit thanks to The Marvelettes’ song “Please Mr. Postman.”  The song featured the fiery lead vocals of a 16-year-old girl named Gladys Horton.  On January 26th, the lead singer of “Please Mr. Postman” died at the age of 65.

soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Motown Records’ legacy and impact on the music industry. To celebrate, Vanity Fair magazine has a commemorative issue chocked full of goodies and little known facts about Hitsville, U.S.A.

Samuel L. Jackson is on-hand to star as another bad guy again, but it'll be in Columbia Pictures' remake of the 1985 cult classic <em>The Last Dragon</em>.