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  • Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game

    Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game
    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...
  • Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities

    Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities
    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...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' recap: It's 'Party Anthem' night!

    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....
  • 'Motown' is Berry Gordy's memory box

    'Motown' is Berry Gordy's memory box
    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...
  • Chicago native Allison Semmes stars as Diana Ross in 'Motown the Musical'

    Chicago native Allison Semmes stars as Diana Ross in 'Motown the Musical'
    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']...
  • 'Motown' announces complete cast

    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...
  • Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'

    Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'
    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...
  • 'Motown' tour has its Berry Gordy and Diana Ross

    'Motown' tour has its Berry Gordy and Diana Ross
    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...
  • Can this man save the music business?

    Can this man save the music business?
    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...
  • Oscars 2014: The man behind '20 Feet From Stardom'

    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&...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'BET Honors 2014' on BET

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'BET Honors 2014' on BET
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 23 - March 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SERIES Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo...