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Special to the Chicago TribuneBlockbuster season may be winding down, but the soundtrack for one of this summer's movies has scaled the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart as it ends. The never-going-to-let-you-go " Mamma Mia!" is the first soundtrack to claim the top spot since...
"The Simpsons" claimed U.S. television's highest honor for a prime-time cartoon Saturday as Emmy voters shied away from giving the prize to "South Park" for an episode lampooning Scientology and Tom Cruise. It marked the ninth year that "The Simpsons,"...
Zap2It.com"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone had a lot to discuss Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour, so they wanted to lay down some ground rules at the outset. "So first of all," Parker told the roomful of reporters, "there...
The EnvelopeIt was one of the funniest lines at last year's Oscar show, a joke made possible through the efforts of the unpredictable music branch of the academy. "For those of you who are keeping score at home, I just want to make something very clear," host Jon...
The Swampby Frank James It seems everything has a Washington connection, even Isaac Hayes who died yesterday at age 65. For instance Hayes, an American original of a singer, songwriter and self-styled Black Moses, gave an important endorsement to Rep. Steve......
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The TV ZoneIn a couple of hours I'm going to go on vacation and will turn off this computer. But before that happens, I think it's appropriate to say a few words about Isaac Hayes. He did have a TV career......
The TV ZoneTo honor the memory of soul superstar Isaac Hayes, VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul will air The Golden Globe nominated documentary ???Wattstax??? on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Filmmaker Mel Stuart captured the August 20, 1972 Wattstax music festival known......
Chicago Tribune correspondentIn this periodic series, the Tribune examines the nation’s enduring struggles over race. For most of Jesse Jackson's life, his trademark declaration — "I am somebody!" — has been self-evident. But not so much anymore. The rise of...
The funniest bit in the crude but diverting "Soul Men" really makes you miss Bernie Mac, who died in August, a few months after completing the picture. Mac plays one half of the Real Deal, the Pips-like backup duo for a charismatic singer (John Legend)...
Zap2It.comSaying he's become uncomfortable with "South Park's" frequent jabs at organized religion, Isaac Hayes has asked to be let out of his contract as the voice of Chef on the show. The show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, say they'll grant the...
The company was formed for the primary purpose of bringing to western geographies historically Black colleges and universities to perform in a classic event showcasing the bands, football teams and most importantly the inspiring depth of positive minority...
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