Buzzing: Smokey Robinson to receive Gershwin Prize

Smokey Robinson to receive Gershwin Prize

Motown legend Smokey Robinson will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a ceremony in Washington in November.

The 76-year-old is remembered for hits with American rhythm and blues vocal group The Miracles such as The Tracks Of My Tears, I Second That Emotion and Going To A Go-Go, as well as for writing songs such as the Temptations' My Girl, The Way You Do The Things You Do and Since I Lost My Baby.


File fireworks footage draws ire of US viewers

A decision by the United States' Public Broadcasting Service network to show previously recorded images of fireworks exploding over Washington as crowds huddled under cloudy skies for the US Independence Day celebration sparked outrage among viewers.

PBS' airing of the A Capitol Fourth concert contained the old fireworks footage due to inclement weather, it said in a statement.

However, viewers, who said they tuned in under the impression they would see live footage, were unforgiving on social media.

"Wait... is PBS showing fake fireworks from another year spliced in? Looks way too clear," wrote a Twitter user during the event.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe