| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
When it comes to the Central Florida concert scene in 2012, the spotlight was shared by the kids and the classic stars old enough to be their grandparents.
Often enough, both ends of the generational spectrum acquitted themselves admirably.
| 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The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...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...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In 2011, Nick Bilton of The New York Times asked Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Steve Jobs, an interesting question: "Did he try to control what you wrote in the book?"
"I anticipated that," Isaacson replied. "But he didn't. He kept surprising me by...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:20 AM
"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-...
| Aug 28, 2011
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...
| Jan 28, 2011
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 —...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:36 PM
In making a big fuss over the Academy's predominantly older-than-50 membership, The Times evidently feels that the experience in craft and in life that comes with age is not as valuable as that which comes from a presumably younger and more diverse...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:34 PM
President Bill Clinton has a message to Los Angeles’ business leaders: Don’t wait for elected officials to jump-start the economy. Clinton, speaking at a UBS Wealth Management Americas event at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, said businesses...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 9:36 PM
American Music Awards:...