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  • 'Motown' to head to Motor City after six months max in Chicago

    'Motown' to head to Motor City after six months max in Chicago
    The national touring company of "Motown: The Musical" will exit Chicago after no more than six months and head to Detroit and elsewhere, the producers announced on Thursday.  The show, which begins its first national tour in Chicago on Apr. 22 at the...
  • Review: 'Michael Jackson, Inc.' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg

    Review: 'Michael Jackson, Inc.' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg
    Michael Jackson made a few brilliant business decisions in his life and a lot of cruddy ones. But probably his most effective move of all — from a financial sense, anyway — was to die of a drug overdose at age 50 on June 25, 2009. Before...
  • Talking with LMFAO: Laughing all the way to the top of the charts

     
    It was one thing when electro-pop duo LMFAO had a minor hit with its jokey 2009 debut disc “Party Rock,” which hit Top 40 on Billboard and produced the novelty hits “I’m in Miami (Trick),” “La La La” and “...
  • Year-end top 10 list: Reissues

     
    Times pop music critic Randall Roberts looks at 10 essential 2011 reissues....
  • Critic's Notebook: LMFAO's brand of party rock uniquely American

     
    Last week LMFAO had the No. 1 song in America. Again. This time it was for the L.A. rap/dance/pop duo's ode to self-infatuation, "Sexy and I Know It" — an infectiously simple dance-floor ditty with a relentless rhythm and a video that has been...
  • 'Michael Jackson's This Is It': Live from the premiere

     
    Pop & Hiss is live on the scene from the premiere of 'Michael Jackson's This Is It.' 8:32 P.M.: For a collection of Los Angeles Times photos from the premiere of "Michael Jackson's This Is It" click here. 6:57 P.M.:......
  • SXSW 2010: There's a whirr of music emerging from the clubs of Austin, Texas

     
    Cellphones chime as everyone chases the nebulous next thing. Sometime after midnight Wednesday, the Florida band Surfer Blood took the stage on the rooftop of a club on Sixth Street in Austin, bashing out high-spirited power punk in a bid......
  • Whitney Houston: Family members attend private viewing service

     
    Whitney Houston's closest family and friends gathered Friday evening in Newark, N.J., for a private viewing of the body of the singer, who died Saturday at the Beverly Hilton. Whtiney Houston's mother Cissy Houston, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and...
  • Academy Awards: It's about art, not political correctness [Blowback]

     
    In making a big fuss over the Academy's predominantly older-than-50 membership, The Times evidently feels that the experience in craft and in life that comes with age is not as valuable as that which comes from a presumably younger and more diverse...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Motown hits!

     
    A little bit of Motor City was revved into the “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom for a special hand-clapping, hip-swaying Motown-themed event....
  • Long-running Experience Music Project pop music conference relocating from Seattle to Los Angeles

     
    The annual Experience Music Project Pop Conference, which gathers critics, journalists and academics for a weekend of presentations on the vast diaspora of music, is relocating from its longtime home at the Experience Music Project in Seattle to the UCLA....