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July 2013
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Hitsville U.S.A.: Detroit and the Rise of Motown Records

July 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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In the 1960s and 1970s, Motown introduced mainstream America to African-American artists and groups such as the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Stevie Wonder. Along with a great number of other talented performers, many of these artists grew up in or moved to Detroit. The challenges and opportunities faced by African-Americans in the Motor City is reflected in the development of Motown Records and the broad array of other performers…

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