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From a press release:

The Lifetime original movie Miracle In Motor City, starring Tia Mowry, Mark Taylor and Smokey Robinson is set to premiere this Sunday, November 28 at 8/7c.

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Amber Dupont (Tia Mowry) bites off more than she can chew when she takes charge of her church's annual Christmas pageant and inadvertently promises to deliver a special performance by Motown Legend Smokey Robinson.

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When her best friends secretly enlist Amber's former flame Eddie (Mark Taylor) to help – the pair reconnect in a quest to find Smokey and convince him to appear.

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With the clock ticking, family, friends, and superstar Smokey Robinson come together to stage the most special pageant yet.

Miracle in Motor City
is produced by Cineflix Media with Tia Mowry, Charles Tremayne, and Jeff Vanderwal serving as executive producers. Gaylyn Fraiche consults on behalf of Tia Mowry. Alfons Adetuyi directs from a script by Rhonda Baraka.

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Resorts World Las Vegas presented the 25th Annual Keep Memory Alive charitable gala to honor legendary musicians Smokey Robinson and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The evening of friendship and philanthropy featured performances by Smokey, Babyface, Charlie Wilson, Bruno Mars, Jordin Sparks, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Demi Lovato, AJ McLean, Tori Kelly, Kenny Loggins, and more.

Invited guests dined on gourmet cuisine from celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay. Flay recently announced he was leaving the Food Network after 27 years.

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Bruno Mars, who introduced Babyface, came out to loud applause. "Sit down! Sit down! Please!" he told the well-heeled audience.

Bruno said he was stunned when Babyface told him he'd originally written his hit single "Every Time I Close My Eyes" for Luther Vandross.

"I said, 'You did what?' I am a songwriter, and I understand how hard it is to come up with these chords and make something that's magical, and I couldn't believe he would give it away."

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Smoky Robinson, right, who recently recovered from Covid-19, was introduced by "Black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson, center.

Smokey said, "I cannot even begin to express how humbled I am to receive this award. I don't do what I do to get awards. I do it for the love of it."

Smokey performed his hits "Being With You," and "Tracks of My Tears." His friend Charlie Wilson joined him for a duet of "All My Love."

Smokey Robinson, left, and Motown founder Berry Gordy posed for photogs at the West Coast premiere of Showtime's Hitsville: The Making of Motown in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 8. Other celebrity guests included Stevie Wonder, Mary Wilson, Thelma Houston, Tank, Evan Ross, and more.

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