Among several recent documentaries about Detroit, the elegiac "Detropia" is perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing, if not the most informative or insightful.
Does Smokey Robinson have anything left to prove? Hard to believe, but yes.
There was Elvis, there was John Lennon, there was Princess Diana, and now there's Michael Jackson, the first celebrity to inspire global paroxysms of grief in the 21st century.
Smokey Robinson will be feted with the AMEE Award in Sound Recordings during the 2009 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards gala on March 9 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.