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So in the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.

Yes, We Like Your New Direction: 10 Artistic ‘Left Turns’ That Worked Out

In the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.

09/25/2014

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Tops Billboard Charts

The film topped the box office charts the week of its release, grossing over $94 million in its first weekend as well.

08/14/2014

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Museum Honoring African-American Music Coming to Nashville

The new museum would bring a bigger focus on African-American contributions to Music City.

04/09/2014

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Classic Songs That Gained New Life In 2013

These songs came firing back into our lives through some strange pathways: a fictional chemist, an overzealous Celtics fan, blurry courtroom controversies and a Toyota commercial.

12/11/2013

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Michael Bolton Honors Marvin Gaye By Taking On The ‘Mountain’

On Michael Bolton’s latest Motown-infused record, he attempts to recreate Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s chemistry on his own version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with Kelly Rowland. But admitted to Radio.com it was no easy feat to reinvent their attraction. “You really believe these two […]

03/06/2013

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Michael Bolton Mines Motown For Album Inspiration

Michael Bolton’s latest album, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Tribute to Hitsville, features songs by Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. But don’t call it a covers album. “When people say well, ‘Why do a cover?’” Bolton told Radio.com, shaking his […]

02/27/2013

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Lenny Kravitz To Play Motown Legend Marvin Gaye In Biopic

Lenny Kravitz honed his musical chops during the ’90s by combining rock, soul, R&B and funk on songs like “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” “Fly Away,” “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” and “Believe.” More recently, he earned his acting stripes with roles in diverse films including the Oscar-nominated Precious and the adaptation of The Hunger Games. Now, he’s combining both sides of his skill sets to play the role of Marvin Gaye in Julien Temple’s biopic on the iconic soul singer.

11/27/2012

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A Dozen Songs About Mom

There are a lot more than 12 songs about moms but I’ve narrowed it down to a dozen hits that celebrate mother’s everywhere. See if you can match these artists with their hits about mama: The Rolling Stones, B.J. Thomas, The Shirelles, Paul Simon, Three Dog Night, The Jackson Five, Loggins and Messina, Queen, Marvin Gaye, Elton John, Ernie K. Doe, and Dr. Hook.

05/10/2012

Rock Flashback: Robert Palmer

Few artists in rock history reinvented themselves as completely as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robert Palmer[/lastfm] did between the mid-’70s and the mid-’80s.

09/28/2011

Rock Flashback: Beyond “Brown Sugar”

As we noted earlier this week, “Brown Sugar” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Rolling Stones[/lastfm] hit the Billboard Hot 100 forty years ago. It was the highest-debuting song of the week. A couple of the other new songs […]

05/07/2011

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