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  • Black Eyed Peas answer Super Bowl critics at all-star charity concert [Video]

     
    Before ushering out a slate of high-profile surprise guests at a pre-Grammy Black Eyed Peas event, will.i.am and co. addressed their detractors following their recent Super Bowl halftime performance. What will.i.am offered was a freestyle littered with...
  • Obama takes a day off from diplomatic warnings, praises Algeria, then celebrates the Motown Sound

     
    Democrat quicker to praise Algeria for lifting restrictions, than some other countries for imposing them....
  • 'American Idol' recap: The top 13 try their luck

     
    In a way, Wednesday night's "American Idol," in which the top 13 stepped onstage and sang trimmed-down versions of songs by their own musical idols, marked a new beginning, the hitting of a reset button for the competition. "Welcome to......
  • 'American Idol': Motown night showcases 'Idolville U.S.A.'

     
    It was only appropriate that on Wednesday night the “American Idol” contestants took on the songs of Motown, a label that rightfully earned its "Hitsville U.S.A." moniker. Plenty of contestants in the show’s history have dusted off...
  • 'American Idol' recap: The top 11 tackle Motown

     
    No one ever said it was easy to be a contestant on "American Idol" – and sure, you expect to get criticism (constructive, one hopes) from the judges. But having your mother's cooking dissed? That seems a little beyond the......
  • The unbearable whiteness of the Oscars: The sequel

     
    A look at the Oscars diversity track record: Part II...
  • Debbie Allen's new 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' gets Goldstar award

     
    The early returns are in, and "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a Tchaikovsky-free original variation written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and performed by her Debbie Allen Dance Academy, appears to have crowd-pleaser potential. It had its...
  • New tribute album celebrates unsung Detroit R&B star Nolan Strong

     
    Music legends as diverse as Lou Reed and Smokey Robinson have sung the praises of Detroit vocalist Nolan Strong, and yet his star remains tarnished and dusty 33 years after his death. Next Tuesday's release of "Daddy Rockin' Strong: A......
  • Long-running Experience Music Project pop music conference relocating from Seattle to Los Angeles

     
    The annual Experience Music Project Pop Conference, which gathers critics, journalists and academics for a weekend of presentations on the vast diaspora of music, is relocating from its longtime home at the Experience Music Project in Seattle to the UCLA....
  • A Remembrance: Teena Marie

    A Remembrance: Teena Marie
    Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves. The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
  • Harvey Fuqua dies at 80; singer, songwriter, producer and record executive

    Harvey Fuqua dies at 80; singer, songwriter, producer and record executive
    Harvey Fuqua, a musical multi-tasker whose career with the prominent 1950s vocal group the Moonglows was a prelude to his association with Marvin Gaye, the Spinners and other R&B stars in the 1960s and '70s, died of a heart attack Tuesday in a Detroit...