| May 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
When Black Ensemble Theatre opened its beautiful new building in November, it did so with a show, "The Jackie Wilson Story," that not only was under-rehearsed but was merely a pro forma remount of a hit from the past. The second, far more successful...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:02 AM
When The Temptations received their first Grammy for the album, "Cloud Nine" in 1968, they couldn't accept it in person because they were on the road.
The same thing happened when they picked up two more Grammys in 1972 for "Papa Was A Rolling Stone."...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:01 AM
They start the show with a ridiculous graphic of Gavin in his rowboat on the dance floor, getting overwhelmed by a giant wave. Oh, silly dancing show, it's fun when you have a little bit of a big budget.
It's Motown night and one can only hope that they'...
| Dec 9, 2012
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan.
The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Andre Williams w/ Barrence Whitfield & the Savages and Bronson Rock. $15. 9 p.m., Dec. 1. Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, cafenine.com.
As of November 1, Andre Williams has officially spent 76 years on Earth, and that cautionary proverb about...
| Oct 3, 2012
Motown's Frank Wilson wrote and produced hit records for such big names as the Supremes and the Temptations, but he was best known for a single recorded in Los Angeles that featured his own voice — and was never released.
Copies of his "Do I Love...
| Dec 26, 2010
Teena Marie, the singer-songwriter known for such funk-infused 1980s hits as "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Lovergirl," and one of the few white musicians to achieve renown on the R&B charts, has died. She was 54.
Marie was found dead at her Pasadena home...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Janell reports on last night's American Idol:Welcome to the next Milestone Marker in the American Idol Journey to the Road that will lead us up the Stairs to the Platform of the Finale. The loser from tonight can say that......
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:35 PM
It was only appropriate that on Wednesday night the “American Idol” contestants took on the songs of Motown, a label that rightfully earned its "Hitsville U.S.A." moniker. Plenty of contestants in the show’s history have dusted off...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:36 PM
No one ever said it was easy to be a contestant on "American Idol" – and sure, you expect to get criticism (constructive, one hopes) from the judges. But having your mother's cooking dissed? That seems a little beyond the......