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The Maestro Speaks: An Interview with Musical Virtuoso Joseph Joubert

In this exclusive interview with PopMatters, Joseph Joubert revisits his remarkable career, from working with Diana Ross and Kathleen Battle to orchestrating Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals.

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Have Fun: A Tribute to Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers, and the CHIC Groove of 'diana' (Parts 5-6)

While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out". Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of the chapters in this story.

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Have Fun: A Tribute to Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers, and the CHIC Groove of 'diana' (Parts 1-4)

While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out". Stay tuned tomorrow and Wednesday for the rest of the chapters in this story.

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What Happened to Romance and Joy in Music?

Pop music should not merely raise brand awareness in slick advertisement campaigns; it should also seek to inject the culture with love, hope, and joy.

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And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are...

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.

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Diana Ross Climbs Over the Mountain and Beyond the Valley

What happened when Diana Ross left the Supremes? The answer might surprise you. Two recently unearthed solo albums tell the story.

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Needles in the Haystack

To supplement our list of favorite 25 singles, we offer a quick look at a handful of under-appreciated gems in the Motown catalog.

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What It Was Like

In the early '80s Detroit, Motown was as unquestionable as air. Who didn't like air?

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Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal

Notable figures from Diana Ross to Barack Obama have been slapped with the "s-word" at some point or another for any number of real or imagined offenses.

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Diana Ross: Last Time I Saw Him

Last Time I Saw Him, the most underrated effort by Diana Ross, finally gets its proper introduction into the digital world. It's long overdue.

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Diana Ross: I Love You

Though Ross sounds better than ever, I Love You continues a tired trend -- the "covers" album.

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Diana Ross: The Definitive Collection

Billboard named Diana Ross 'Entertainer of the Century' in 1976. Thirty years later, The Definitive Collection is a dazzling testament to that still prestigious honor.

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Diana Ross: blue

A lost 1972 album from the Motown superwoman is a categorical mistake.

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Diana Ross: blue

In an age where every other veteran artist seems to tackle the "Great American Songbook", Blue illustrates that Diana Ross met that challenge long before... and won.

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