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Zap2It.comYou know there are some weeks when TV makes you go hmmmm ... and last week was definitely one of those weeks. Let's take a look back at the week that was. "Celebrity Duets": I sat down to watch this show on TiVo and thought, "Well, I will just watch...
Zap2It.comThe first episode of "Celebrity Duets" will not feature an "American Idol"-style montage of famous people singing horrendously and generally making a spectacle of themselves. But it's not for a lack of material, according to "Duets" creator (and "Idol"...
Times Staff WriterOBSESSIONS come in degrees. If you're lucky, whatever you love will prove deep enough to hold your interest all of your life. If you're determined, you'll find a way to make a living in the pursuit of it so that there is no troublesome boundary between...
Special to The TimesAs one of the most respected figures in the history of the blues, John Lee Hooker should have been an early giant of rock 'n' roll, right? His "Boogie Chillen' " was a smash R&B single in 1949 — just about the time Elvis Presley and the other rock...
Tags: Bonnie Raitt, Texas, John Lee Hooker, Death, New York
Times Staff WriterRick Dees was asked about his proper place in the history of Los Angeles radio. Leaning into the studio's microphone, he answered with his familiar rounded-edge drawl: "Every great artist has to go out on the stage and say, 'I'm going to be the best ever....
I love my '50s jukebox the way people today love their iPods — only more so. Unlike the cheap, tinny speakers that came with radios and record players during rock's first decade, the big jukebox speakers allowed the music to explode into the room....
Tags: Kentucky, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley
Zap2It.comFor entertainer Wayne Brady, signing on as the host of "Celebrity Duets" was a no-brainer. The latest FOX reality show pairs up stars not known primarily for their singing with big-name musicians such as Patti LaBelle, Michael Bolton and Peter Frampton....
Special to The TimesBear Family Records' "Blowing the Fuse," a 16-volume series of CDs devoted to the evolution of rhythm and blues, is such a brilliant concept that it's a wonder it took all these years for someone to put it together — or at least put it together...
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...
Sun StaffHometown: Baltimore Current Members: Patrick Griffin, upright bass and vocals; Aran Keating, saxophone; Andy Cole, guitar; Nairobi Collins, lead vocals; Josh Cohen, drums. Founded in: 2000 Style: 1950s-style rockabilly and R&B Influenced by: Little...
Tags: Rock and Roll (genre), Bo Diddley
Times Staff WritersIn the days before Lana Clarkson was found dead inside Phil Spector's Alhambra castle, a Web site devoted to tracking and mocking lesser celebrities had some fun with the fact that Kmart, which had used Clarkson in its television commercials, had fallen...
Tags: Crimes, Celebrities, Movies, Death, California
7TH ANNUAL PODUNK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL July 25 - 27 - Lineup includes: Thurs, Thunder Mountain Bluegrass, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters; Fri, open bluegrass scramble (bring instrument), Blistered Fingers, Thunder Mountain Bluegrass, the Larkins, Austin...
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