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An Evening With Berry Gordy

He was a boxer, songwriter, producer, movie director, entrepreneur and the legendary founder of Motown - Berry Gordy. Interviewed by PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, and taped at the Art Institute of Chicago, An Evening With Berry Gordy will get you out of your seat to sing and dance. Backed by American Idol’s Ray Chew and his band, the program features live musical performances by Valerie Simpson (“I’ll Be There”) of the legendary Motown songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson. Other performers include Motown artist KEM with Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe with the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. The performances of Brandon Dixon and Valisia LeKae who play Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively, in Motown The Musical with “To Be Loved” and “You’re All I Need to Get By” had the audiences wanting for more.

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An Evening With Berry Gordy