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Detroit Black Music Awards

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The Sixth Annual Detroit Black Music Awards (DBMA) will be presented August 3 at Bert's Warehouse Theatre, 2739 Russell St (VIP reception 5:00, show at 7:00). Tickets are available in advance at Bert's or at  the door with VIP $40 and General Admission $25.

As from inception, Detroit entertainer Misty Love (who recorded “Cowboy”with Kid Rock and was featured in the Standing In The Shadows of Motown movie) will be producing the awards program. International Detroit music ambassadors such as Aretha Franklin and Jackie Wilson, not to mention the huge stable of Motown stars are just a few of the many African-Americans that labored unrecognized in the city before fame brought them to the world stage. And so along with honoring Detroit legends, the DBMAs – as well as a thousand fans and cohorts – will salute some of the great journeymen musicians and performers of Detroit Aug. 3 that continue to make the Detroit music scene so uniquely compelling throughout the world.

Performing on the show will be:
The Fantastic Four
Roger Tucker
Benny  Reeves 
Comedian Gemini
Calef Merritt
Sharon Jones
Fay Bradford, Jackie Green and Sueann Carwell in a tribute to Gladys Knight

Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to:
Melvin Davis – Detroit singer, songwriter and drummer who worked
extensively with David Ruffin, Dennis Coffey, Smokey Robinson and Wayne
McKinley Jackson – Detroit keyboardist and songwriter, who – with The
Politicians – worked as a studio band for Holland-Dozier-Holland's
Invictus/Hot Wax labels, as well as an arranger
Spyder Turner – Detroit singer and songwriter who recorded for MGM and
worked with Norman Whitfield, Rose Royce, Dennis Coffey and Uriel Jones

Special Tribute Awards will be presented to:
Wayne Norman – Detroit photographer
Gerry Zonka – Detroit Emmy-nominated producer, writer/producer of "Light
Up Detroit"

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