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  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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' 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...
  • 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']...
  • Review: Shrinking Super Bowl entertainment

    Review: Shrinking Super Bowl entertainment
    Call it the incredible shrinking Super Bowl halftime. In recent years, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bruce Springsteen headlined the year’s biggest nationally televised mini-concert. But Sunday we got a one-man wedding band. Bruno...
  • '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...
  • '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....
  • Maxine Powell dies at 98; former model ran Motown's 'charm school'

    The up-and-coming stars sat in a circle at Motown headquarters, staring in disbelief at the stylish woman who was lecturing them like a small, chic drill sergeant. "Do not confuse me with your mother," she told the Supremes, the Temptations, the...