SXSW Announces Smokey Robinson As Keynote Speaker
October 22, 2009 at 9:04 AM (PT)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW) announces that the legendary SMOKEY ROBINSON will deliver the keynote address at the 2010 Music Conference. SMOKEY will kick off SXSW activities at the AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER on MARCH 18th.
ROBINSON's artistry has been celebrated worldwide, having received KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, a membership in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, a GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, the "UK SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" at the IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS, and THE ASCAP RHYTHM AND SOUL HERITAGE AWARD.
MR. ROBINSON continues to forge new trails, mentoring "AMERICAN IDOL" contestants in 2009 and writing and recording new music.
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