Society Confidential: Martha Reeves prepping for a tell-all book

Chuck Bennett
Special to The Detroit News
Singer Martha Reeves plots a new book.

Martha Reeves prepping for a tell-all book

Motown legend Martha Reeves says she’ll start her second book soon, and promises that this time, she’ll tell all. In the '90s, Martha released her autobiography, “Dancing in the Street: Confessions of a Motown Diva.” The book is about her career at Motown and the conflicts she had with other Motown singers and managers. “I held back in that book,” she admits. “But not in the next one. I think it is time for me to shed some light on a lot of subjects and a lot of people.” Looking regal at dinner at Grey Ghost on Wednesday with local philanthropist Jennifer Granger and GM event planner Chris Webb, she told stories that she plans to share in the new book about Berry Gordy, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Juicy stories with no filter. She even mentioned who she sang so passionately about in her hit, “My Baby Loves Me.” The book is just in the planning stages now, but we can’t wait to read all the dish. Movie rights, anyone?

Kimmie Horne dedicates a song to her mom, Kay Finley.

Kimmie Horne music fest benefits Ronald McDonald House

Kudos to jazz singer Kimmie Horne who hosted a very successful music fest during the weekend with more than 10,000 people in attendance at the Southfield Municipal Campus. The Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival, sponsored by Varsity Lincoln, featured splendid performances from Straight Ahead, Kathy Kosins, Penny Wells, Shelia Landis, Tricia Jones, Amy Lee, music director Al McKenzie, with an amazing finale by Kimmie herself. There was a very tender moment when Kimmie came out into the audience and dedicated a song to her mom, Kay Finley. Legendary jazz singer Ursula Walker was presented with the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and all proceeds from the event were donated to The Ronald McDonald House Detroit.

Ocean Prime executive chef, Sean Force, tastes new menu items.

Tasty changes ahead at Ocean Prime

We popped into a private tasting at Ocean Prime on Tuesday, where executive chef Sean Force was making menu decisions about the restaurant’s upcoming seasonal lunch card. “We like to keep things interesting for our guests – mix it up a little bit,” says Sean. “Quarterly, we introduce a lunch card with 3 or 4 special items.” The three items selected for the next lunch card are an awesome Michigan Wagyu burger with Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms and black truffle aioli; pan-seared halibut with cauliflower puree, roasted tomatoes and citrus vinaigrette; and a must-have salmon burger with crushed avocado and heirloom tomatoes. The items from the new lunch card will be available at Ocean Prime in Troy beginning next week.

Chuck Bennett is the creator of and hosts “Chuck’s World” from 4-5 p.m. Saturdays on 910AM Superstation.