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Oakland: It's Berry Gordy Day, a tribute to Motown Records' music man
Oakland: It's Berry Gordy Day, a tribute to Motown Records' music man

They'll be dancing in the streets of Oakland on Monday (today) toasting Berry Gordy, the man who created Motown Records in Detroit. Alameda County invites the public to celebrate Berry Gordy Day in the East Bay with an event that features the legendary 84-year-old music mogul. During the ceremony, Gordy will be presented with a proclamation on the plaza in front of Oakland City Hall at 11:30 a.m. Supervisor Keith Carson, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan are expected to attend. Why Oakland? Well, for starters, Gordy came to the area last Friday for the opening of "Motown — The Musical" at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, which...

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