Reflections: The Mary Wilson News Archive

 

 

A Supreme evening at Landis

November 1st 2010

Mary Wilson of The Supremes took center stage in a black evening gown, flowing yellow shawl and seemingly countless diamonds to kick off the Vineland theater's first full season of touring acts. "To have an icon like her makes for a phenomenal kickoff".

{Read the review on The Daily Journal}


Wilson's "Up Close" is an Enchanting Evening at the Rrazz Room

October 11th 2010

Wilson is non-stop excitement, expressing every emotion an entertainer could possibly deliver. She’s vibrant, touching, heartwarming and soulful.

{Read the review on Rossmoor News}


Stop in the Name of Love: Supreme's PA copyright fight

October 7th 2010

State Rep. Rosita Youngblood, D-Germantown is pushing the General Assembly for a tighter copyright-violations law (HB 727) that she says would fill a gap in Pennsylvania's current trademark legislation. She stated, "It was brought to my attention by Mary Wilson of The Supremes." UPDATE: On October 19th, Governor Rendell signed HB727 Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark into law.

{Read more on Philly.com}


Mary Wilson's new album has "a lot to say about life"

September 1st 2010

Mary Wilson talks about her album of all-new material that she’s been working on, with songs by Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier.

{Read the interview on HollywoodNews.com}

Jazzy Songs and Hot Yoga for One-Time Supreme Mary Wilson

August 30th 2010

Mary talks about her new album, her Up Close show and staying young.

{Read the full article on The National Ledger}



Reflections on the Supremes costume exhibit at Experience Music Project

June 14th 2010

Organized by the Rock and Roll Fame of Fame and Museum, "Reflections" features dozens of costumes in such colors as hot pink, shimmering gold and "creme de menthe" from Wilson's growing collection of vintage Supremes outfits.

{Read the interview on seattlepi.com}


Mary Wilson gives a tour of the Supremes Gowns Exhibit at the EMP

June 11th 2010

{Watch video on Youtube.com}


Smokey Robinson honored by Friars Club

June 8th 2010

From ShowBiz411.com: "The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, a glamorous and stunning 66 years young, paid tribute [to Smokey Robinson] by bringing the house down with 'I Am Changing' from Dreamgirls, Norah Jones’s 'Don’t Know Why', and invited the audience on stage for a singalong on 'Stop! In the Name of Love'." {View photos}


Mary Wilson at the Fabulous Palm Spring Follies

March, April & May, 2010

Mary headlined the 'Fabulous Palm Spring Follies' in Palm Springs, CA, during an incredible six week engagement during March, April & May 2010. {Watch videos}


Musicians push royalties as broadcasters gather in Las Vegas

April 13th 2010

A founding member of "The Supremes", a Broadway conductor and stage actor tried to get the attention of broadcasters on the Las Vegas strip today. The performers held a press conference to push the Performance Rights Act, which would require broadcasters to pay royalties to singers, bands and other performers whose songs air on the radio. {Read more on TheHill.com}


Motown hits high note at Mission Estate

February 15th 2010

Mary toured the U.K., Australia and New Zealand with other Motown stars in celebration of Motown's 50th Anniversary. The New Zealand concert, which was held at the Mission Estate Winery, was titled "The Motown Event". The Motown stars performed to a crowd of 22,000.

{Read the review on Hawke's Bay Today}

 

Mary Wilson: Supreme Star Takes Manhattan

October 1st, 2009

The Supreme with a heart has never been taken seriously as a lead singer. She was always considered one of Diana Ross’s “back up” singers. But those in the know, know Mary has an amazing voice and a vibrant stage presence. {Read on Show Biz 411}


An Original Supreme Taps Hits and Emotions

September 29th, 2009

The degree to which the Motown sound is embedded in our collective consciousness was evident last week at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, where Mary Wilson, an original Supreme, opened a two-week engagement. {Read on the NYTimes.com}


Motown vignettes: Clinton, Judd, others talk music

September 6th, 2009 (AP)

For the 50th anniversary of the founding of Motown Records, The Associated Press over a period of months invited stars from the fields of music, politics and film to visit Studio A to talk about how the Detroit musical movement has affected them and the larger world. {Continue to read on Taiwan News}


Motown Turns 50, but the Party's Far From Over

September 5th, 2009, DETROIT (AP)

Yesterday, today, forever: 50 years after Motown Records is born, the famous 'sound' endures {Continue to read on MSNBC News}


Mary Wilson Gown Collection at The Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK

July 25th - August 31st, 2009


Mary Wilson Gown Collection at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

June 7th, 2009


Editorial: Performing Rights Act gives musicians their fair share for radio play

June 5th, 2009

A bill to compensate musicians when their songs are played on radio is picking up steam in Congress. {Continue to read}


Radio execs, artists face off over royalties

June 3rd, 2009

Radio execs hear passionate pleas from musicians at town hall meeting. {Continue to read}


FADING FEUD

May 28th, 2009

Is the feud between Supremes Mary Wilson and lead singer Diana Ross finally fading? {Continue to read the full article @ New York Post}


Interview at CY Interview

Mary Wilson: Supreme Love for Ross

May 21th, 2009

Mary Wilson has done something, in the entertainment business, most people will never accomplish. {Continue to read the full article @ CY Interview.com}


Performance Rights Bill Update

May 13th, 2009

Last week the “Performance Rights Act” took its first step and passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of (21 yes - 9 no). {Read on}


Essence.com interview

'I Don't Play Games; What You See Is What You Get'

April 3rd, 2009

They sure don't make girl groups like they used to. {Continue to read the full article @ essence.com}


An interview with Mary on Retrosellers.com

March 2009

Digger spoke to Mary Wilson of The Supremes {Read Mary's Interview}


Performance Fees Dominate Grammy Town Hall

February 2009

It's not that Mary Wilson doesn't enjoy the radio airplay of her vintage hits with the Motown wonder group the Supremes, but "it doesn't really translate into money. Artists do not get paid money for every time records are played on the radio," she told a group of more than 300 who packed into a Grammy Town Hall meeting at Staples Center in Los Angeles late Friday afternoon (Feb. 6). {Continue to read}


Conyers: 'Serious Struggle' For Royalty Bill

February 6th, 2009

House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers told a crowd of 300 in Los Angles, Calif. on Friday that passing legislation he introduced earlier this week to end a longstanding royalty exemption granted to AM and FM radio" is going to be a serious struggle" due to opposition from the National Association of Broadcasters. {Continue to read}


Wilson reflects on 50 years of Motown

January 15th, 2009

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk to singer Mary Wilson, a former member of The Supremes, about Motown’s 50th anniversary. {Watch the video clip at MSNBC.com}


Newsletter

2008 has gone and to quote some of the old timers 'Good Riddence'
{Read Newsletter}


The Root

TheRoot.com : Soul and Food with Mary Wilson

October 6th, 2008

An original member of the Supremes, Mary Wilson has been performing since she was 14 years old. Since the group disbanded in 1977, she's established herself as a solo performer, an author and an advocate or humanitarian causes, In 2003, she was named a Cultural Ambassador for a Department of State program to improve international cross-cultural understanding. Last year she became a spokesperson for the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI), a non-profit focused on finding solutions for humanitarian problems. {Continue to read the full article @ TheRoot.com}


Mine Action Program

The Humpty Dumpty Institute: From Mine Action Trip to Laos in 2008

The Orchard is named "Johnnie Mae's Orchard" after my mother. {Link}


Vote for The Supremes at Motown.com

October 3rd, 2008

To celebrate Motown's 50th anniversary they're giving you the chance to choose your TOP 5 from a selection of the best Motown tracks. {Vote for The Supremes!}


Mary Wilson In Conversation

May 13th, 2008

An interview with Mary Wilson from the opening of the Supremes Gown Collection at The Victoria and Albert Museum. It also includes a magical a capella version of 'Here's To Life'.

{Watch on V & A's website}


Heaven on Earth

November 1st, 2007

Mary Wilson praises Detroit, remembers her days as a Supreme and looks forward to a new 'original' album.

{Continue to read on Pride Source}


Hits Magazine

October 4th, 2007


Congressional Black Caucus-Annual Legislative Conference

October 2nd, 2007

During the 37th Congressional Black Caucus-Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC) in Washington, DC, Mary Wilson of the international renowned Supremes received the coveted Floyd Washington Auto Safety Advocacy Award as film star Giancarlo Esposito Master of Ceremony looks on. Ms. Wilson received the award for her commitment over the years to the CBCF-ALC Auto Safety BrainTrust. The award is named for the late Floyd Washington, Community Affairs Manager of this year’s title sponsor the Ford Motor Company Fund.


Supreme Talent

August 24th, 2007

If Wilson’s command of stage and song surprises people, then they just haven’t really been listening for the past 30 years or so.

{Read more on PopEntertainment.com}


‘Girl Power’ concert brings female rock ‘n’ roll legends to Wildwood

July 5th, 2007


Original Supreme Mary Wilson Still Solid Gold

April 10th, 2007


Ex-Supreme at center of knockoff-band battle

January 18th, 2007

When the "Supremes" take the stage and perform a bunch of Motown hits from the 1960s, Mary Wilson feels a sense of identity theft. There are no more Supremes. But there are plenty of groups that pass themselves off as The Drifters or The Coasters or The Platters and other musical acts from the 1950s and 1960s.

{Read more on the Houston Chronicle}


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