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Turn It UpSmokey Robinson speaks at a music workshop for high school at the White House on February 9. (Saul Loeb, Getty Images) AUSTIN, Texas -- Smokey Robinson had a few words of advice for the aspiring musical stars in the audience:......
Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
This week on American Idol the contestants were bringing the music of Motown! Motown Records is a record label originally based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. - the company was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14,...
Win 27 Grammys and one Emmy, and throw in seven Oscar nominations. Would there be anything left for you to do? Quincy Jones could have settled for being the first African-American record executive in 1964, when he was vice president at Mercury Rec-ords....
Jheryl Busby, a music executive who led a revival of Motown Records while president and chief executive of the company from 1988 to 1995, was found dead Tuesday in a hot tub at his home in Malibu. He was 59. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Jheryl...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs music business headlines go, the one that arrived this week was a golden oldie, a half-forgotten tune from happier days: A new album soared to the top of the charts, selling more than 1 million copies in a single week. It was the first time in 39...
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Staind "The Illusion of Progress" Flip/Atlantic * * Staind specializes in loud, brooding ballads of manly sadness (see "It's Been Awhile"), a genre once perfected by Alice in Chains and suffocated by the overwrought Creed. With pierced eyebrow and...
Special to The TimesLil Wayne "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown Records) *** When you call yourself "the greatest rapper alive," championship seasons aren't just expected, they're required. Lil Wayne knows this well, having spent the last three years crowing...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBy all appearances, "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" is like any other competitive reality show. The grand prize is a spot in a new group, contestants must face a judges' panel, and celebrities such as N'Sync's JC Chasez are treated like royalty....
Isaac Hayes, the musician, composer and producer whose innovative sound changed the shape of pop music and whose shaved head, bejeweled outfits and regal demeanor embodied African-American masculinity in the 1970s, has died. He was 65. Family members...
Times Pop Music CriticLOOKING classic-casual in a summer blazer, gray fedora and matching silk scarf, Ne-Yo leaned over his laptop in a West Hollywood recording studio one mid- August afternoon, playing selections from "Year of the Gentleman," his third solo album, out Sept....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLevi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72. Stubbs...
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