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The "American Idol" top 8 tackled the music of Detroit on Wednesday. That turned out to mean mostly Motown, but also, incongruously, a song by Madonna -- "Michigan's own Material Girl," Ryan Seacrest reminded us – and a countrified version of it...
Tags: Marvin Gaye, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Music, Ryan Seacrest
Into the decadent world of Pasadena we go. . . . More and more I am drawn to that little triangle of treasures near Vroman's Bookstore: the Laemmle theaters, of course, where the audiences are either amazingly reverential or fully asleep, and the little...
The legend that was and is Janis Joplin has influenced countless female rockers, many of them epic talents in their own right. And few if any theater events have done full justice to this trailblazing force of nature’s vocal impact and unflagging...
Contrary to popular belief, “The X Factor” winner Melanie Amaro hasn’t been dropped by her label Epic Records. Rumors that the Season 1 champion had seemingly been released by the label ahead of her debut album were sparked when her...
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Another 10 contestants – the last of the women -- shrank to just five on the third night of the Sudden Death rounds in Las Vegas. Surveying the landscape, you can't fault the judges for failing to embrace eclecticism. They gave us …...
Who knew "American Idol's" new sudden-death round would be so satisfying? "One song, one chance, no mercy," Ryan Seacrest told us ominously. And certainly the five women eliminated from the competition after singing a song of their choosing from any...
This post has been updated. See below for details. Among the dozens of musical luminaries referenced in record man Clive Davis’ new autobiography, "The Soundtrack of My Life," are a number of wild cards and surprises. Yes, Davis devotes pages to...
Tags: Patti Smith, Ed Sheeran, Clive Davis, Music, Bob Dylan
Frank Ocean cut a sharp figure in crisp jeans, a butterscotch tuxedo jacket and his signature multicolored headband while rehearsing at Staples Center for the Grammy Awards ceremony. But as the R&B singer conferred with Grammy executive producer Ken...
She's a little bit country. He's a little bit rock 'n' roll. It figures, doesn't it? But musical siblings Jesse and Joy Huerta, who'll be chasing a Grammy Award on Sunday in the Latin pop album category, differ from Donny and Marie Osmond in more ways...
Tags: Mexico City, England, Awards and Prizes, Norah Jones, Mexico
Veteran music executive and producer Clive Davis will again host his pre-Grammy Awards party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this weekend, an annual music industry highlight bringing together an A-list aggregation of pop music performers and key entertainment...
Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...
PARK CITY, Utah -- Muscle Shoals, Ala., has been at the heart of popular music for decades, a melting pot for the cross-currents of rock-and-roll, R&B, country and soul. Artists such as Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers...
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