Berry Gordy, Diana Ross, Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisa LeKae, Raymond Luke, Jr. and Charles Randolph-Wright
Posted by | Ray Cornelius
New York City was “dancing in the streets” last night as entertainment’s biggest stars attended the opening of Berry Gordy’s new splashy production “Motown: The Musical.” All eyes were on the Great White Way as music veterans like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson, Sting and Bono made their way into the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Also spotted on the red carpet were Jane Fonda, Spike Lee, Debbie Allen, Mary Hart, Kathy Lee Gifford, Melba Moore, and the Rev. Jessie Jackson. “Motown: the Musical” chronicles the rise of the legendary music label and features over 50 chart-topping classics. Click here to see more photos courtesy of The Detroit Free Press.
Jennifer Hudson sings “Somewhere”
American Idol alums Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks performed during The Power of Love Gala: Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine’s 80th Birthday Celebration. The event took place in Las Vegas on Saturday night and was a fundraiser for The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Also in attendance were Bebe Winans, Bono, Chaka Khan, Chris Tucker, Herbie Hancock, Patti Austin, Snoop Lion, Stevie Wonder and will.i.am. Click here to see performances from JHud, Snoop Lion, Jordin Sparks and Bono at mjsbigblog.
The LOGO network held its annual New Now Next Awards at the W Hollywood on Saturday night. The event honored Fergie with the Always Next, Forever Now Award as well as Kylie Minogue, who picked up the Dance Floor Hero Award. The evening was hosted by comedic actress Aisha Tyler and was attended by Tamar Braxton (channeling her best Grace Jones), Ciara, Azealia Banks and LOGO’s brightest star RuPaul. New Now Next Awards, established in 2008, recognizes the next big buzz in film, TV, music and new media. Click here to see more photos courtesy of TheYBF.