11 25 2014
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Motown Records Turns 50

On Jan. 12, 1959, assembly line worker and songwriter named Berry Gordy Jr. used an $800 family loan to start a record company in Detroit. Fifty years later, Motown Records Corp. and its stable of largely African-American artists have become synonymous with the musical, social and cultural fabric of America ...


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Pdx Hip Hop Community Raises Funds for Youth Summit, Winter Coats

With the help of local artists such as Mic Crenshaw, this year's Peace and Unity Fest raised $500 for the 4th Annual Youth Summit, slated to be held in February 2010. Next up for the hip hop community, Jesse Sponberg will be holding the second annual "Hot Nights/Warm Coats" coat drive from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.


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