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  • 6 songs we wish we'd heard at the 2013 March on Washington

    6 songs we wish we'd heard at the 2013 March on Washington
    Wednesday’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom included several inspirational musical moments from the likes of gospel singer Shirley Caesar, who reprised the gospel standard “How I Got Over” that Mahalia Jackson sang at the march  half a century ago.
  • Hollywood United Methodist Church puts its faith in filming

    Hollywood United Methodist Church puts its faith in filming
    Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues. With its Gothic...

    March on Washington set the standard for songs of protest

     March on Washington set the standard for songs of protest
    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago was not only a galvanizing moment for African Americans and civil rights. It was also a watershed moment in popular music. Before that hot summer day, pop music was mostly about a catchy tune and...

    Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco

    Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
    In 1975, Donna Summer released a pop single unlike any before it. The singer, then an unknown in the U.S., was living in Germany and working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder and lyricist Pete Bellotte. Together they came up with a breathy,...

    Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'

    Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'
    Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most...