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Forecast, “Quiet Storm”: Smokey Robinson brings Motown magic to Tacoma Valentine’s Day

He’s “the poet laureate of soul,” creator of the “Quiet Storm” – not to mention one of the most accomplished hit makers of the last half century. Who better to get Tacoma couples in a Valentine’s state of mind than William “Smokey” Robinson?

The Motown legend headlined a joyful two-hour set at the Emerald Queen Casino tonight, and in the process demonstrated to a packed house that his voice is still silky after all these years. And a few days shy of 70, Robinson still has a few gyrations left in those creaky, ol’ hips. He

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Grammys: Taylor Swift’s off key singing, the Michael Jackson tribute

Eww! Taylor Swift is hitting some seriously sour notes there. And whose idea was it to pair her with Stevie Nicks? Not as awful as last year’s Stevie Wonder/Jonas Brothers abomination, but it’s in the same area code. Just sayin’.

[Update: Rolling Stone has a piece on Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta defending Swift's off key performance here.]

The show bounces back with a classy Michael Jackson tribute, with Celine, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson and the great Smokey Robinson delivering Jackson’s powerful “Earth

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