| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:53 AM
It was one nation under a groove at Barack Obama's victory celebration Tuesday night in Chicago.
Classic soul, R&B, funk, disco and Motown provided the soundtrack for the president's post-reelection bash, as throngs of Democratic Party faithful swayed to...
| Dec 9, 2012
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan.
The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:50 AM
The race for votes has suddenly become a politically themed version of "The Voice."
First, President Obama demonstrated some surprising singing talent when he covered a bit of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at a New York fundraiser. It instantly went...
| May 5, 2010
Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully, died Tuesday. He was 92.
Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had...
| Aug 24, 2011
Nick Ashford, half of the Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for singers Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday, his former publicist said. He was 70.
Ashford, who along...
| Feb 2, 2012
The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand."
Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
| Aug 28, 2011
When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther.
"You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
| Aug 4, 2010
Bobby Hebb, a musician and songwriter whose 1966 hit "Sunny" about a smiling girl became a pop music classic, died Tuesday of lung cancer at a Nashville hospital. He was 72.
"Sunny" was recorded by many other singers, including Marvin Gaye, Wilson...
| Oct 26, 2010
Gregory Isaacs, the Jamaican singer who pioneered the style of reggae music known as lovers rock and became one of the genre's major stars in the 1970s, has died. He was 59.
Isaacs died Monday at his home in London, according to his manager, Copeland...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Dick Clark: As the music and TV industry mourns the passing of "America's oldest living teenager," who died on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 82, we remember the indelible mark Dick Clark left on pop music....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:38 PM
A recap of 'American Idol' on which the top 7 perform songs from now and then....