| Dec 13, 2014
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:44 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:01 PM
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| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:47 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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...