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  • Broadway in Chicago's concert a taste of what's to come

    Broadway in Chicago's concert a taste of what's to come
    Broadway in Chicago held its annual summer concert on Monday, packing Millennium Park despite crummy weather. The massive crowd suggested that if there is one thing Chicagoans like more than Broadway shows, it's the chance to see bits of Broadway shows...
  • Local Q&A: The-Drum

    Local Q&A: The-Drum
    There have been times when neighbors sharing a Pilsen apartment building with Brandon Boom and Jeremiah Chrome thought they were living next door to one of NASA's experimental laboratories. The rising production duo, collectively known as the-Drum,...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Longmire' on A&E

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Longmire' on A&E
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 26 - June 1, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SERIES Tom Reed's for Members Only This new...
  • Hockey pro Russ Courtnall passes off to pop star Britney Spears

    Hockey pro Russ Courtnall passes off to pop star Britney Spears
    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 The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
  • Andre Williams, Rock 'n' Roll's Happily Tacky Senior Citizen, Visits Cafe Nine on Dec. 1

    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...
  • 'Motown: The Musical' on Broadway: What did the critics think?

    'Motown: The Musical' on Broadway: What did the critics think?
    "Motown: The Musical" -- the new Broadway jukebox musical that resurrects the Temptations, the Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas and many more -- opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York on Sunday. The production, directed by Charles Randolph-...
  • Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes

    Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes
    When a record label's female vocal groups include the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, it's easy to see why the Marvelettes are often relegated to footnote status. But the Detroit group has a unique distinction in the saga of Motown Records —...
  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70; bassist for Booker T. & the MG's

    As the bass player on dozens of the most soulful hits in the history of pop music, Donald "Duck" Dunn often found himself out on the road playing to fans who had assumed he was black like the stars he supported, notably Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and...
  • Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder

    Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder
    When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther. "You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    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...