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  • Questlove writes a 'Soul Train' book

    Questlove writes a 'Soul Train' book
    Wide lapels and afros. Metallic jumpsuits and headbands. Baggy pants and fades. The weekly dance and music show "Soul Train" had it all over its 37-year run, launching the careers of countless black artists and proving that America was indeed ready for a show that wasn't "American Bandstand."
  • Kanye West, Jay-Z's 'Throne' dominates BET Award nominations

     
    Kanye West leads the list of nominations for the 2012 BET Awards, which the network announced on Tuesday. West scored a leading seven, six of them the result of his heralded collaboration with Jay-Z.

    Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'

    Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'
    The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand." Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...

    Dick Clark: An indelible impact on American pop music

     
    Dick Clark: As the music and TV industry mourns the passing of "America's oldest living teenager," who died on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 82, we remember the indelible mark Dick Clark left on pop music.

    Dick Clark remembered: He made kids, their music 'stars of the show'

     
    Dick Clark: With news of Dick Clark’s death on Wednesday came reaction from the music and television world and points in between, including John Oates of the pop duo Hall and Oates and songwriters and producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.