PBS pays tribute to the legendary Motown songwriter and singer, Smokey Robinson

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Nothing says Detroit like the music of Motown and more specifically, the incredible voice of its native son, Smokey Robinson. Tonight, starting at 9pm, tune in to Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and watch the stars of Motown come together to pay tribute to Smokey Robinson as he receives the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

In addition to performances by Robinson, the 9 p.m. special program will feature stars such as Aloe Blacc, Gallant, CeeLo Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Tegan Marie, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Tenors, BeBe Winans, and a special appearance by Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown — with Samuel L. Jackson as host and Greg Phillinganes as music director.

But, before you do so, make sure you tune in to PBS Newshour at 6 p.m. and watch as PBS’ Jeffrey Brown talks to Smokey Robinson about his award and his accomplishments.

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