Stories tagged: "music"

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‘It Meant Everything’: West Michigan Music Teacher Reflects on How Students Honored Her Retirement

Little did Susan Gould know that her final band concert would play second fiddle to what was coming next.

Everyone in This Tiny Michigan Town Knows the Same Catchy Song—Thanks to One Teacher

“The Keyboard Song” is as catchy as any Top-40 track. And it just might make you a better typist as well.

Diana Ross and the Supremes
Daughters of Motown: 5 Michigan Women Who Shaped Music History

These five ladies didn’t need Los Angeles to make it big—all they needed was the Motor City. Relive Motown’s glory days with the stories of these Detroit divas.

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24 Highly Anticipated Music Festivals in Michigan in 2023

Ready for Michigan's music festival season? Here's the list you need. Hurry—the hottest passes are already selling out.

Smokey Robinson performs at Ryman Auditorium on December 16, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Keith Griner/Getty Images)
Smokey Robinson, ‘King of Motown,’ to Release New Solo Album

It's been nearly a decade since Smokey Robinson's last album, but new music from the King of Motown is on the horizon.

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The Best Albums of 2022

Stacker looked at all 2022 albums on Metacritic and highlighted the top 25, according to Metascore.

Frank Zappa performs in 1971. (Heinrich Klaffs via Wikimedia Commons)
K’zoo Jams: 12 Popular Songs That Reference the City of Kalamazoo

In the music world, the unusual name of Kalamazoo has become a versatile tool for a variety of lyrics—and a popular metonym to refer to more exotic places, even if Kalamazoo isn’t so exotic itself. It’s a Michigan city, but it’s also now a big piece of lyrical Americana.