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John Legend Brings Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' to Hollywood Bowl

"Trigger-happy policing": That line from Marvin Gaye's 1971 hit "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" still speaks volumes -- especially in the...

Marvin Gaye mural comes to an end, but will see new life

In Shaw, even with destruction, there is rebuilding. This time, it's for the right reasons.

Pharrell Williams Goes for Knockout Win in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

Marvin Gaye's family "smelled money," says a motion for summary judgment that argues that last year's summer hit isn't substantially similar to "Got to Give It Up." read more

Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

This Aug. 20, 2014 photo released by singer John Legend shows Legend wearing a T-Shirt that says "Don't Shoot," in reference to the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Legend performed Marvin Gaye's What's Going on with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (AP Photo/Ron Stephens II) NEW YORK (AP) - Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on ...

Young Poet Steals John Legend Show With Ferguson Tribute

R&B artist John Legend covered Marvin Gaye's masterpiece of socially conscious R&B, the 1971 album What's Going On , during a show last night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. This concert has been planned for months, but in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent response in Ferguson, Mo., Legend's choice of material was particularly resonant (if not flat out prescient). The ...

Marvin Gaye Mural in Shaw Is Being Built Over

If you prefer to pay your respects to late music greats at rainbow-hued building facades, your days to salute the memory of Marvin Gaye in Shaw are numbered. A colorful tribute to the homegrown soul crooner at 7th and S streets NW is on its way out.

John Legend ponders 'What's Going On' at the Hollywood Bowl

Many layers of reenactment were at work when John Legend paid tribute to Marvin Gaye on Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl.

John Legend teases Marvin Gaye show, talks Ferguson unrest

The most captivating moment of John Legend’s private showcase for KCRW listeners on Friday didn’t happen during his burning ballad “All Of Me.” Instead, a Marvin Gaye classic did the trick.

Marvin Gaye Mural In Shaw Will Be Covered, But A New One Is Coming

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Linkage: Marvin Gaye Mural Goes Undercover; Shaw Church Turns Condo

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Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (2 April 1939 - 1 April 1984) was an American and singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, known as "The Prince of Soul", or "The Prince of Motown." Originally a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows, he pursued a solo career after the group disbanded and released many successful solo hits including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Let's Get It On" and "What's Going On". His best albums are still held in extremely high regard, and he is often cited as one of the finest singers of his era.

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