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Pop & HissDonna Summer died Thursday after a battle with cancer. The singer's soaring voice and sensual purrs made her a queen of disco and an enduring figure in the music industry long past the genre's heyday....
She was the mightiest voice of the greatest female trio in gospel. And if she had wished it, Chicagoan DeLois Barrett Campbell surely could have been a far bigger star singing solo in jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, you name it. But Campbell and her...
Pop & HissThe Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is among 25 recordings selected for the 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame. Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St." also are among the new Grammy Hall of Fame...
Pop & HissStarting May 13, women armed with pipes and axes (the vocal and guitar kinds, of course) will take over the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Get ready for willful sopranos, juke-joint mamas, girl-group cuties, gritty......
Albertina Walker, the Grammy-winning vocalist known around the world as the "Queen of Gospel" who helped launch some of the biggest names in traditional gospel through her vocal ensemble the Caravans, has died. She was 81. Walker died of respiratory...
Marva Wright Louisiana blues singer Marva Wright, 62, who sang traditional jazz and gospel but was better known for sultry, sometimes bawdy blues songs, died Tuesday in New Orleans of complications from two strokes she suffered last year, said Adam...
Dorothy Height, who was called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy for racial equality — including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women — has died. She was 98. Height, who...
Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars for 'Twilight: New Moon'? | Danes challenge Brit rule at International Emmys | 'Jerusalem' wins Evening Standard prize | Marley takes a bite out of 'canine Oscars'Gold Derbyâ¢ "Let's give young people a chance to win some Oscars!" roars a fan of "Twilight: New Moon." "It's time for a change." Never mind that film critics drove a stake through the loving heart of the box-office smasheroo ($140 million opening weekend),...
Pop & HissThe newest additions to the roster of Grammy Hall of Fame recordings remind music fans that âa kiss is still a kiss,â âI wish they all could be California girlsâ and to âShake it up, baby!â Among the 25 recordings......
Marie Knight, a gospel singer who came to fame singing duets with gospel-music star Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the late 1940s and made a noteworthy late-in-life comeback as a solo artist, has died. She was 84. Knight died Sunday of complications from...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Largo" the movie is a lot like Largo the club. The lighting is low, its attention is 100% on the performers and it doesn't make things easy for its customers. "I don't really know what the audience would be," says the film's producer and co-director,...
New Orleans, hammered by Hurricane Katrina 3 1/2 years ago and still lurching toward a full recovery, received a helping hand -- and voice -- Saturday. Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo culminated a 10-day grand reopening of the city-owned Mahalia...
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