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Zap2It.comJames Brown, the "Godfather of Soul" and an influence on countless musicians and performers, has died at the age of 73. The revolutionary singer died at 1:45 a.m. on Christmas at Atlanta's Emory Crawford Long Hospital where he was hospitalized for...
WatchdogSeveral easy newspaper column topics have come and gone during my vacation; here's another: Dan Patrick is reuniting with Keith Olbermann on NBC's Sunday night football program this fall, another step in the network's strategy of hiring everyone in...
Reality CheckJohn-John Williams IV is in Chicago at a hotel that does not have Fox (to our disbelief). So I'm filling in and recapping a well-danced So You Think You Can Dance. There's new partnering tonight (again). Each pair will dance......
The Swampby Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial......
Out of a small boombox, James Brown is preaching about shaking your moneymaker, getting up and staying on the scene, while the Giant's size 18 feet bounce in steady rhythm on the mat. Way, way up above, the boxer's meaty hands, each the size of a catcher'...
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The Best Team in Baseball, the Chicago White Sox, dropped a rare one last night to Kansas City, which they had royally flushed the previous 10 games. Today is the rubber match from uncharacteristically cool Kansas City, where it's a lovely 70-something...
Everybody knows what happened to jukeboxes in the '50s: They blew up. Teenyboppers, frustrated with listening to Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry on fuzzy transistor radios, flooded to soda fountains to hear music that was properly amplified. "You just...
NEW YORK -- Eminem won four awards at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, but it didn't put the rapper in a good mood--he found time to feud with his nemesis Moby, then ended up getting booed by the crowd. It was just part of the annual celebrity...
Sun StaffDemocrats claimed victories last night in two hotly contested races for Maryland congressional seats that have long been in Republican hands. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Baltimore County and Christopher Van Hollen Jr. of Montgomery County won in contests...
As your mind wanders during the formulaic, witless, self-contradictory piffle that is "Showtime," you may ask yourself questions. Like: Remember when Robert De Niro's presence in a movie used to mean something? De Niro movies weren't all great, but...
When Phish announced its indefinite hiatus, you could almost hear the band's thousands of fans mutter: bummer. After taking over for the Grateful Dead as the jam band of choice, Phish continued to grow in popularity, attracting the great unwashed and...
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