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Say what you want about the man and his films, but Tyler Perry is nothing if not unshakably Tyler Perry. The air of self-assurance bordering on arrogance that wafts from movie after movie as he confidently delivers his specific blend of light comedy and...
Tags: Substance Abuse, Lance Gross, Jurnee Smollett, Tyler Perry, HIV
Among the items the Grammy Museum included in its George Harrison “Living in the Material World” exhibit that opened about this time last year was a letter the ex-Beatle received following the all-star Concert for Bangladesh fundraiser he...
Among the first orders of business for Greg Harris on Monday on the announcement of his new post as president and chief executive at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was to throw on a few of his favorite records during breakfast at home....
Los Angeles TimesA fashion show in Harlem in 1963, a portrait of a contemplative Michael Jackson in 1981 and a picture of friends celebrating their prom night in 2006 are among images on view in the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at USC's Fisher...
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48. Kristen Foster, a...
Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs and contributed to such classics as "In the Midnight Hour," "Hold On, I'm Coming" and...
Tags: Isaac Hayes, Music Industry, Entertainment, Music, Eric Clapton
As the bass player on dozens of the most soulful hits in the history of pop music, Donald "Duck" Dunn often found himself out on the road playing to fans who had assumed he was black like the stars he supported, notably Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and...
Pop & HissDonald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Booker T & the M.G.'s, died over the weekend. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explains the power behind one of the musician's best bass lines, on "Time Is Tight."...
Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
Pop & HissIn Rotation: Wendy Rene's "After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles and Rarities, 1964-1965." A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... Listen to Adele and you can hear the......
Pop & HissThe Alabama Shakes’ first album, "Boys & Girls," is an electric jolt that anyone who loves blues-based rock music should track down immediately. Consisting of three men and one young explosion named Brittany Howard on vocals and guitar, the group,.....
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