smokey robinson http://michiganradio.org en White House pays musical tribute to Motown http://michiganradio.org/post/white-house-pays-musical-tribute-motown <p>The <a href="http://www.motown.com/">Motown sound</a> will take center stage at the White House tonight.</p><p>More than 100 students will be at the special musical event, including several from the record label&rsquo;s hometown of Detroit.</p><p>Detroit-native Augustine Cox loves music. The 17-year old says she&#39;s known she wants to go into the music business since she was in second grade; she wants to be a performer or a music producer.</p><p>When Cox, who goes to <a href="http://www.birchrun.k12.mi.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=10">Birch Run High School</a>, found out she was picked to go to Washington, D.C. for a Motown tribute concert at the White House, she was thrilled. She grew up listening to &quot;the Jackson 5, <a href="http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/home">Michael Jackson</a>, <a href="http://www.biography.com/articles/Stevie-Wonder-9536078">Stevie Wonder</a>, <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gladys-horton-of-the-marvelettes-dies-at-66-20110127">the Marvelettes</a>, <a href="http://smokeyrobinson.com/">Smokey Robinson</a>.&quot; Cox says she listens to today&#39;s music, too, &quot;but when I want to hear real music and real passion, I throw on a Motown CD.&quot;</p><p>Her current <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Best-Michael-Jackson-Anthology/dp/B000001A8C">fave</a>? The Best of Michael Jackson. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:33:33 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1411 at http://michiganradio.org White House pays musical tribute to Motown