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  • Hippodrome sets new season, new renewal policy

    Hippodrome sets new season, new renewal policy
    The Hippodrome Theatre's 2015-2016 Broadway Series will include the hit musical "Kinky Boots" and an effort to eliminate a long-standing kink in the process of buying subscriptions. Next season's lineup also offers "Motown the Musical"; "The...
  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78

    Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78
    Any suspicions that soul singer Jimmy Ruffin might have harbored hard feelings after his younger brother, David, snatched one of the great gigs in 1960s pop music out of his hands would have been dispelled when the siblings came together in 1970 to...
  • George Clinton's funk chronicle, 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George'

     George Clinton's funk chronicle, 'Brothas Be, Yo Like George'
    George Clinton's memoir features aliens, spaceships, George W. Bush, grown men wearing diapers and platform shoes, and a wealth of stories about some of the seminal music Clinton and his collaborators in the Parliament-Funkadelic collective have made...
  • Mitch Albom: No label did it better than Motown, and Detroit is to thank

    They say families, as you age, only get together at weddings and funerals. Not true Wednesday night at the Fisher Theatre. Nobody died. Nobody said, "I do." But a whole lot of family was there. Smokey Robinson. Stevie Wonder. Mary Wilson from the...
  • Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball

    Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball
    The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on Saturday on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual black-tie...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glena' on Showtime

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Glena' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Grey's Anatomy The hit drama set in a...
  • Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido

    Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido
    The venerable Lido Theatre and Smokey Robinson are nearly the same age — 75 and 74, respectively — yet the legendary Motown singer proved to be a lively, engaging and still seductive swain for what Robinson referred to as the venue's "virgin...
  • Was Marion 'Suge' Knight shot over a book proposal?

    Was Marion 'Suge' Knight shot over a book proposal?
    It’s not often that you hear about assassination attempts linked to book proposals. Writing a book pitch, after all, is a notoriously quixotic thing to do. Publishers routinely "kill" books simply by rejecting them. And Americans are so blasé...
  • Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

    Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center
    Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers. There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary. And red patent-leather high-heel...
  • The Beatles' cry of freedom: 'Money,' 50 years later

    In early 1964 a friend called me up and asked if I wanted to hear the new Beatles album, "With the Beatles." It had come out in Britain a couple of months before, but no one I knew had heard it, or for that matter heard of it. My friend's father, an...
  • Temptations' Williams still floating on cloud nine

    Temptations' Williams still floating on cloud nine
    In addition to everything else, Motown's hallowed Detroit headquarters had a lively front porch. In 1963, 22-year-old Otis Williams regularly hung out at Hitsville, a converted home at 2648 W. Grand Blvd., with Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, The...