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Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticBefore this month, Jamal Woolard was an obscure rapper going by the stage name of Gravy. And Gravy was best known for a 2006 shooting outside of a New York rap radio station. But that changes now. Woolard, 33, was personally selected by the mother of the...
7TH ANNUAL PODUNK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL July 25 - 27 - Lineup includes: Thurs, Thunder Mountain Bluegrass, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters; Fri, open bluegrass scramble (bring instrument), Blistered Fingers, Thunder Mountain Bluegrass, the Larkins, Austin...
Staff WriterIn the '80s, it was the leveraged buyout; in the '90s, technology. But at the beginning of a new century, it's the selling of "cool" that is building empires and making moguls. Russell Simmons, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Damon Dash, Jay-Z and Percy "Master...
Sights: The Prop House doesn't grab your attention from the outside -- a plain brick building with an uninviting sign is about all you'll see. Surrounded by a bunch of warehouses and a municipal filling station in the back, it's not exactly in the...
Tags: Bars and Clubs, Busta Rhymes, Gaming, LEGO Group, Music Industry
More than 600,000 African-Americans are expected to unite in Chicago Aug. 28 for the second annual Unity Day celebration of black awareness and family pride. The day of picnics, speeches and entertainment by top-name performers is scheduled to begin at 11...
Tags: Radio Industry, Family
Special to the TribuneIt's obvious Usher is having a good time in the video for his "U Don't Have To Call" single. The Atlanta-based soul singer sports a Kool-Aid smile and proudly displays his dexterous dance moves throughout the emancipating clip. This newly evident...
Sun Pop Music CriticIsaac Hayes is looking for some juice. Calling from his cell phone, the singer-songwriter walks around a health food store in Memphis, his hometown. His days as a consistent hit maker may be long gone, but the pop-soul legend, who headlines Artscape...
The Associated PressAt 31, with a multimillion dollar entertainment empire at his command, Sean "Puffy" Combs plays in the same financial league as fellow New Yorkers Donald Trump or the Yankees' Derek Jeter. After his acquittal Friday on bribery and weapons charges, the...
If you liked last year's concert lineup in Connecticut, chances are you'll like this year's, too. There are a lot of similarities. Unfortunately, some of the biggest and/or most interesting shows of the summer - Moby, David Bowie and Busta Rhymes, the...
It was Father and Son Night for Bob and Jakob Dylan on Wednesday at the 40th annual Grammy Awards as the Dylan bandwagon carted off five statuettes, including the coveted album of the year honor for the legendary patriarch. Bob Dylan, 56, won three...
Tags: Grammy Awards, James Taylor, Elton John, Politics, Bob Dylan
Times Staff Writer"The Fighting Temptations" is a rousing, warmhearted comedy, as infectious as the gospel music it celebrates. Cuba Gooding Jr. and pop superstar Beyoncé Knowles lead a large, entertaining cast in a film abundant with feel-good pleasures. Gooding's Darrin...
Around 1996, the phrase "neo-soul" got folks all excited. With the emergence of the Fugees and Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and Maxwell, those keeping up with urban music were relieved to find an alternative to the cartoonish gangsta-isms of...
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