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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...
CBS This Morning Film critics Dana Stevens and A.O. Scott; Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Childrens' letters to Santa; Sunny Anderson; Il Volo performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America...
Alicia Keys will join such company as Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston when she sings the national anthem before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Feb. 3, the Associated Press is reporting. [Updated at 12:...
Tags: Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Sports, Atlanta Falcons, Alicia Keys
Sitting at the top level of the gymnasium bleachers, Harvey Mason Jr. leaves no doubt about his joy as a father watching his son, Trey, play basketball for Los Angeles Loyola. Yes, he has been nominated for Grammy Awards, is recognized as one of the...
The lineup for President Obama’s second inauguration is coming together, with the inaugural committee announcing Wednesday that Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will perform. Beyonce, who with husband Jay-Z aided Obama’s reelection...
Tags: Super Bowl, Beyonce, James Taylor, Barack Obama, NAACP
President Obama wasn’t joking when he said he was a Beyoncé fan. The diva will, again, help the commander-in-chief ring in his second term in office when she performs the national anthem at Obama's second inauguration on January 21. Beyoncé will...
Claude Nobs, 76, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, died Thursday after sustaining injuries...
As much new music as was released in 2012, a large volume also came from the vaults, dredged up to be remarketed and reexamined. Below are 10 historical recordings -- a combination of reissues and/or archival releases -- that brought to the surface old...
There are two works that illustrate the range of Fontella Bass' singing power. One is a gut-busting soul cry, “Rescue Me,” a propellant R&B banger from 1965 that became Bass' signature. The other, equally vital, is a nine-minute thrill...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticThis post has been updated. See below for details. Any appreciation of soul singer Fontella Bass, who died Wednesday at age 72, must first acknowledge “Rescue Me,” the propellant 1965 R&B banger that became her signature. But equally vital...
"The Voice's" top six tackled two songs apiece on Monday night – one tune they'd picked themselves and one selected for them by their coaches. The double performances proved to be more than just a way to fill the show's two-hour time slot now that...
They all talk about the phone calls — Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks. What binds them is the relentless prodding they’ve all received from Hollywood’s most bullish fundraiser, Jeffrey Katzenberg. At the fourth-annual...
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