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Times Staff WriterOn a night of celeb reunions, onstage surprises, high energy performances and passionate lip locks, maybe the most remarkable thing about Tuesday's BET Awards was the way adidas and Manolos coexisted so comfortably at the Shrine Auditorium. As stars from...
Zap2It.com"Dreamgirls" is alive with the sound of music. It's a love song two times over, a tribute to a vibrant period of American popular music as well as to a style of filmmaking we don't get to see enough of, the big budget Hollywood musical. As directed by...
Isaac Hayes, the musician, composer and producer whose innovative sound changed the shape of pop music and whose shaved head, bejeweled outfits and regal demeanor embodied African-American masculinity in the 1970s, has died. He was 65. Family members...
Tribune correspondentScores of Americans, from clergymen to lawyers to CEOs, are claiming medals of valor they never earned. A Tribune investigation has found that the fabrication of heroic war records is far more extensive than you might think. Take the online edition of...
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She's set to follow Amy Winehouse and Duffy as the next big thing out of Britain (where her debut has scored double-platinum status), but Amy Macdonald isn't part of the young retro-soul scene that's bringing back the Motown sound. In fact, this 20-year-...
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If you want to hear true awards show dish, ask the stage managers. They're not in the public eye, their credits go by quickly on-screen, and they're only on camera when things go wrong. But these crucial crew members — a handful of them on...
In junior college, we used to have (on top of basics such as English literature and biology) classes in offbeat topics like yoga and welding. The Chicago Park District is a little like that. Sure, nearly every park has a basketball court and a baseball...
Tribune movie reporter"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" is an attempt to set the record straight - or, rather, a whole lot of No. 1 records. Singers such as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops and the...
The Associated PressStevie Wonder and Della Reese headline a lineup of stars scheduled to return home for Detroit's 300th anniversary celebration. The celebration surrounding Detroit's official birthday, on July 24, will take place July 13-29. Wonder and Reese will...
AP Music WriterNEW YORK -- The music of pop-jazz chanteuse Norah Jones garnered eight Grammy awards Sunday night, including album and record of the year, capping a year where the sultry singer catapulted to international acclaim. "I feel really blessed and really...
Special to the TribuneTo the world, Detroit is usually regarded as the home of cars and Motown music. But this gritty Midwestern city offers a full list of options for the adventurous traveler. Within a one-hour flight from Midway or O'Hare or a 260-mile drive or train ride...
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Times Staff WriterWhere did the love go? According to the eager-to-please documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," when Berry Gordy moved his company to Los Angeles the love remained in Detroit. Three decades after the music entrepreneur split Motortown, the love...
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