| May 29, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Ask Orioles first base coach Wayne Kirby about April 15, 1997, and the former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder's eyes will spark as he recalls his days playing in the major leagues.
On that day, the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking major...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:56 AM
There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston.
Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Tonight is "Party Anthem" night, which means earworms aplenty.
Redfoo, from LMFAO, is a guest judge. In case you find it difficult to call a grown man "Redfoo," his actual name is Stefan Gordy, as he's the youngest son of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:55 AM
How to tell the story of Berry Gordy, the visionary who signed and nurtured Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and countless other Motown hit-makers? The self-described "bum with a dream" who built Motown Records into...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training—she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—but she grew up with Motown in the house. "That was the popular music of [my parents']...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The complete cast of “Motown The Musical,” starting in Chicago in April, was announced by Broadway In Chicago on Monday.
Joining the previously named Allison Semmes and Clifton Oliver, as Diana Ross and Berry Gordy respectively, are Nicholas...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is “Chicago’s Golden Soul.” Currently playing at Black Ensemble Theater, the energetic and informative show is a revue of the many songs recorded in Chicago during the city’s heyday as a soul...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The national tour of “Motown The Musical,” kicking off in Chicago in April, has found its Diana Ross and Berry Gordy, representatives for the tour announced on Monday.
Allison Semmes, a Chicago native and graduate of the University of...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On one level, it was no surprise that veteran record company executive Gil Friesen was drawn to the theme of "20 Feet From Stardom," the film about backup singers that won the Oscar for documentary feature Sunday night.
Friesen, longtime president of A&...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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