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Berry Gordy founded what would become Motown Records a half-century ago with an $800 loan. Today, that would have got you two tickets with a bit to spare to the Motown 50 Golden Gala.
For $200 more, you could have attended a VIP event and a swanky party afterward.
The event was Saturday in Detroit, with an appearance by Gordy and performances by Aretha Franklin, The Temptations and duet partners Stevie Wonder and Kid Rock.

The mystery surrounding bluesman Robert Johnson's life and death feeds the lingering fascination with his work.
There's the myth he sold his soul to the devil to create his haunting guitar intonations. There's the dispute over where he died after his alleged poisoning by a jealous man in 1938. Three different markers claim to be the site of his demise.

Grand Opening Event Planned for Nov. 6

The Universal Zulu Nation has come to Portland.
The newly formed local chapter of the international hip hop culture organization - the 45th Parallel Universal Zulus - is holding a house warming celebration on Friday, Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at their new office at 109 SE Salmon St. Suite C in Portland.

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