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Clothing worn by singer Marvin Gaye will go on display at the Motown Museum in Detroit as part of the music label's 60th anniversary celebration.

The museum said Thursday that the items include a knit cap and military-style jacket and pants. Pictures of them will be posted on Facebook Friday and displayed at the museum beginning Saturday through the end of April.

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The Motown Museum's expansion plans are getting a year-end boost of more than $2 million from various organizations.

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The Motown Museum's expansion plans are getting a $500,000 boost.

The Motown Museum is celebrating its founder with music, food and half-off admission.

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Detroit's Motown Museum is organizing an event to celebrate the entrepreneurial legacy of the Gordy family and black family-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month.

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There's a little bit more dancing in the street at the Motown Museum as officials accept another donation supporting its expansion plans.

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The public will be able to celebrate Motown's history in Detroit with an estate sale and live global auction.

This week, the Motown Museum in Detroit announced a $50-million dollar expansion project. We talk with the museum’s Chairwoman and CEO, Robin Terry, about their exciting plans.


Stevie Wonder back in MI to perform legendary album

Nov 20, 2014

Tonight, a Michigan-born superstar returns home to perform a legendary album. Tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Stevie Wonder will perform all the tracks on the album “Songs In The Key of Life.”

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In the early 1960’s, Mary Wells was the "Queen of Motown." But her life was not always so glamorous. She grew up in Detroit,  in the Black Bottom and Cass Corridor neighborhoods, yet she was determined to find a way into the music industry.