Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and more to be inducted into R&B Hall of Fame

Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and more to be inducted into R&B Hall of Fame

(February 22, 2017 - DETROIT) The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees on Tuesday at Bert's Entertainment Complex. On hand at the press conference were U.S. Congressman John Conyers, U.S. Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence and Councilwomen Mary Sheffield. All expressed a major interest to support the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame project. Motown legends at the press conference were Martha Reeves, Kim Weston, Dennis Coffey and The Contours as well as other music legends. 

Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and more to be inducted into R&B Hall of Fame

(February 22, 2017 - DETROIT) The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees on Tuesday at Bert's Entertainment Complex. On hand at the press conference were U.S. Congressman John Conyers, U.S. Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence and Councilwomen Mary Sheffield. All expressed a major interest to support the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame project. Motown legends at the press conference were Martha Reeves, Kim Weston, Dennis Coffey and The Contours as well as other music legends. 

This year’s music inductees include Gladys Knight & The Pips, Mitch Ryder, Patti LaBelle, James Brown, Mary Wells, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Williams, Isaac Hayes, Carl Carlton, The Impressions, The Valadiers, The Marvelettes and radio personality Clarance "Foody" Rome. The honorees for special awards will be The Temptations (R&B Group of the 20th Century), Rev. Al Sharpton (The Living Legend Award), Martha Reeves (R&B Music Icon Award) and U.S. Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (The LaMont D. Robinson Visionary Award). The induction ceremony is set for Sunday, June 11 at Detroit's Music Hall. 

Tickets will go on sale at the Music Hall box office on February 23. You can order your tickets by calling (313) 887-8500. The new inductees will bring the total for the Hall to 160. Last year’s induction ceremony saw the likes of TV-One founder Cathy Hughes, Dionne Warwick,  Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Mack Rice and The Supremes. 

The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is currently in major discussions with a business group in Detroit to build this state-of-the-arts highly interactive, virtual reality institution  that will house a music theme restaurant, recording studio, 1,500 seat performance arts theater, R&B Music Walk of Fame, The National Jazz Hall of Fame and a west wing that will be called The Motor-City Music and Paradise Valley Experience Center that will tell the full history of Detroit's R&B music and the culture and entertainment history of Paradise Valley. 

 
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