Written on Dec, 02, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

This was an amazing moment to be part of! To stand among swaying and singing Republicans and Democrats…local citizens and faraway visitors, honoring the creativity and inspiration of the honoree, Smokey Robinson, and all the talent that went into his career. To hear the fact that he was so inspired by the music of Gershwin as a child. It’s a …

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Written on Nov, 17, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Smokey Robinson has a great feel for the soul of Gershwin songs, which is explained by what he described as his childhood love of the music. At the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, along with many many talented artists, he performed a few songs. My favorite was “Our Love is Here to Stay!” 😉 Just kidding. …

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Written on Jul, 05, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

July 5, 2016 Librarian of Congress Names Smokey Robinson Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song One of Music’s Greatest Living Lyrical Poets Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao today announced that Smokey Robinson is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A rhythm and blues icon whose career …

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