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Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63. Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...
Football Hall of Fame member Earl Campbell was known as a one man demolition team during his seven years in the NFL. He often ran through opponents rather than around them. He was considered one of the most punishing running backs of his time, but now he'...
James Brown, "I Got You (I Feel Good)," Otis Day And The Knights, "Shout," Animal House Chuck Berry, "Johnny B. Goode," Chuck Berry Is On Top KC and The Sunshine Band, "Boogie Shoes," KC and The Sunshine Band Stevie Ray Vaughn, "The House Is...
Tags: Ray Charles, Family, Chuck Berry, Music Industry, James Brown
Times Staff WriterWilson Pickett, the Alabama-born soul singer who brought a raw groove and growling energy to 1960s R & B music, with hits such as "In the Midnight Hour" and "Mustang Sally," died Thursday. He was 64. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member died at a...
Tags: Christianity, Death, Alan Parker, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Wexler
Reality CheckTonight's episode is going to give me headache! There are a slew of things happening. Substitutions, solos and new partnering, oh my!Host Cat Deeley informs us that Jessica is out of the competition (not a surprise if you read this......
Tags: Music Theater, Jennifer Lopez, Dance, Luther Vandross, Theater
Special to The Morning CallWhenever I return to my hometown of Kresgeville, I always take the same, slight detour. Winding upward through a hollow and then on across the hilltop, I see the Trachsville church and look as quickly as possible toward my friend's headstone, so that I...
Time Staff WriterMore than 25 years after one of the seminal producers of soul music shut its doors, a museum celebrating the genre has risen on its site in Memphis, Tenn. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, which opened in May, is at 926 E. McLemore Ave., where Stax...
FOR THE TIMESFriday February 6, 1998 "18 Years Later." With that pre-credit title nudge, the sequel to John Landis' supercharged 1980 car chase and R&B comedy "The Blues Brothers" begins, and you are warned: If you don't have a detailed and reverent memory...
Tags: Cab Calloway, Joe Morton, Isaac Hayes, Eric Clapton, Chicago
Sun Pop Music CriticThe so-called "neo-soul" field is already crowded with wannabe-smooth brothers who croon sweet nothings over hip-hop-laced grooves, injecting their sound with heavy Stevie Wonder-isms and Donny Hathaway inflections. A new artist, Javier (pronounced hav-e-...
For our most romantic national holiday, Valentine's Day is so often reduced to easy gestures, whether they be roses, candlelight dinners, candy hearts or even the donning of black in mourning. Lost amidst the Hallmark cards is the sense that it's the...
Tags: Poetry, Marriage, Dancing, William Powell, Health
Sun Pop Music CriticIsaac Hayes is looking for some juice. Calling from his cell phone, the singer-songwriter walks around a health food store in Memphis, his hometown. His days as a consistent hit maker may be long gone, but the pop-soul legend, who headlines Artscape...
Times Staff WriterIt's called "Tom Dowd & the Language of Music," but "Tom Dowd Invents the Language of Music" might be a more accurate title. That's how significant and influential the career of this unsung savant has been. If you care about the popular music of the...
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