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  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
  • Maxine Powell dies at 98; former model ran Motown's 'charm school'

    Maxine Powell dies at 98; former model ran Motown's 'charm school'
    The up-and-coming stars sat in a circle at Motown headquarters, staring in disbelief at the stylish woman who was lecturing them like a small, chic drill sergeant. "Do not confuse me with your mother," she told the Supremes, the Temptations, the...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West among celebs honoring Franca Sozzani

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West among celebs honoring Franca Sozzani
    The event: The Dream for Future Africa Foundation Gala, honoring Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani on Thursday. Co-hosted by model Amber Valletta, super chef Wolfgang Puck and Gelila Assefa Puck, the evening came complete with performances by...
  • Grammy Museum marks fifth anniversary with gala Motown salute

    Grammy Museum marks fifth anniversary with gala Motown salute
    The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles started fifth-anniversary celebration activities Monday with a gala concert, dinner and auction that added more than $500,000 to the museum’s coffers to continue supporting educational and other programs. The efforts...
  • Review: Diana Ross still show-stopping at the Hollywood Bowl

    Review: Diana Ross still show-stopping at the Hollywood Bowl
    At age 69, Diana Ross is no longer the sylph fashionista who forged the template for modern pop diva-dom. Mother of five and grandmother of two, she’s still glamorous and beautiful (appearing a good two decades younger than she is) and her voice, ...
  • Grammys: 'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda' and 'Motown' are musical nominees

    Grammys: 'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda' and 'Motown' are musical nominees
    Cyndi Lauper is back in the Grammy game. The pop singer-songwriter who in 1985 was named the Grammys' best new artist  received her 15th nomination on Friday for musical theater album. Lauper wrote the music and lyrics for "Kinky Boots," one of three...
  • Icon award will be presented to Universal Music's Lucian Grainge

    Icon award will be presented to Universal Music's Lucian Grainge
    The Recording Academy will present its prestigious Salute to Industry Icons award to Universal Music Group Chairman and Chief Executive Lucian Grainge in recognition of his contributions to the music business. A pre-Grammy gala will be held Jan. 25 at...
  • Robin Antin's Pussycat Dolls: Running hurdles in high heels

    Robin Antin's Pussycat Dolls: Running hurdles in high heels
    By all appearances, "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" is like any other competitive reality show. The grand prize is a spot in a new group, contestants must face a judges' panel, and celebrities such as N'Sync's JC Chasez are treated like royalty....
  • 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...
  • Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive

    Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive
    He's been called the godfather of Rodeo Drive. And it's not all hyperbole. Before Beverly Hills was the land of designer logos, before it was teeming with tourists and rolling with Rolls-Royces, the city was home to Fred Hayman, the proprietor of the...