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Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...
Tags: Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Politics
1773: The first public museum in America was organized, in Charleston, S.C. 1915: The U.S. House of Representatives rejected, 204-174, a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. 1958: Look Magazine chose Yankton as one of four All-...
Tribune staff reporterLast week was a rough one for the state of Michigan, with a setback in its lawsuit against Illinois over the Asian carp. But maybe better things are ahead for our neighbor to the east: Tuesday marks the anniversary of its statehood -- the all-important...
Tags: Stevie Wonder, Politics, Berry Gordy, Detroit, Explosions
Staff reporterThe Bio History of Michael Joseph Jackson began when he was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. (brothers: Sigmund "Jackie", Toriano "Tito", Jermaine, Marlon, Steven "Randy", and sisters Rebbie, Janet and La-...
The Associated Press"Michael Jackson's This Is It" premiered to high praise from fans who applauded at each number as though they were at a concert and marveled as the singer stepped nimbly through his moonwalk and other signature moves. Jackson, 50 when he died last June,...
It is known as "The Jewel of the Missions." And it is surely one of Orange County's most significant cultural and religious landmarks. Mission San Juan Capistrano, the seventh in a chain of 21 California missions under the leadership of Padre Junípero...
Tags: Spain, Elton John, Harold Robbins, Book, Native Americans
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMusic legends, sports figures and others paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotion, song-filled service at Staples Center. Jackson was praised as a music pioneer and a barrier-breaking cultural figure, who the Rev. Al Sharpton said paved...
Michael Jackson was fascinated by celebrity tragedy. He had a statue of Marilyn Monroe in his home and studied the sad Hollywood exile of Charlie Chaplin. He married the daughter of Elvis Presley. Jackson met his own untimely death Thursday at age 50,...
Tribune reportersAt the Harold Washington Cultural Center, the line began forming at about 8 a.m., and it eventually stretched halfway around the building. In Daley Plaza, as many as 150 people stood in silence during the normally bustling lunch hour, every head turned...
Hailing from the sunny shores of Barbados, singer songwriter Hal Linton is definetly a new artist to be in the lookout for with his brew of R&B soul music. Winning the Barbados Music Award was just a prelude to the success this smooth crooner is poised...
Turn It UpSmokey Robinson speaks at a music workshop for high school at the White House on February 9. (Saul Loeb, Getty Images) AUSTIN, Texas -- Smokey Robinson had a few words of advice for the aspiring musical stars in the audience:......
This week on American Idol the contestants were bringing the music of Motown! Motown Records is a record label originally based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. - the company was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14,...
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