Frances and Smokey Robinson at the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, December 2006

Frances and Smokey Robinson at the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, December 2006

Smokey Robinson has been called “America’s poet laureate of love.” The Motown legend on his fifty years in the music industry, the addiction that nearly ended his career and co-writing thousands of songs.

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  • Smokey Robinson singer, song-writer, record producer, founder of the Miracles and former Vice-President of Motown Records. His latest cd is "Time Flies When Your Having Fun." He's performing as part of the Kennedy Center's “An American Playlist: an evening of classical works and popular song.”

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