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  • 'American Idol': Motown night showcases 'Idolville U.S.A.'

     
    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...
  • 'American Idol' recap: The top 11 tackle Motown

     
    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......
  • 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

     
    Simon Fuller flanked by Carrie Underwood and Ryan Seacrest at walk of fame. Simon Fuller's star continues to shine -- the "American Idol" creator received the 2,441st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just as the reality competition wraps its 10th...
  • The unbearable whiteness of the Oscars: The sequel

     
    A look at the Oscars diversity track record: Part II...
  • Props to “Lady T”

     
    Back in the ‘70s, WOL-AM was the sound of soul in Washington, D.C., and I was a high school sophomore when I first heard the station spin a funky new cut over the airwaves. The duet, featuring Motown’s Rick James, was called “I'm Just a Suc...
  • Debbie Allen's new 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' gets Goldstar award

     
    The early returns are in, and "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a Tchaikovsky-free original variation written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and performed by her Debbie Allen Dance Academy, appears to have crowd-pleaser potential. It had its...
  • New tribute album celebrates unsung Detroit R&B star Nolan Strong

     
    Music legends as diverse as Lou Reed and Smokey Robinson have sung the praises of Detroit vocalist Nolan Strong, and yet his star remains tarnished and dusty 33 years after his death. Next Tuesday's release of "Daddy Rockin' Strong: A......
  • Long-running Experience Music Project pop music conference relocating from Seattle to Los Angeles

     
    The annual Experience Music Project Pop Conference, which gathers critics, journalists and academics for a weekend of presentations on the vast diaspora of music, is relocating from its longtime home at the Experience Music Project in Seattle to the UCLA....
  • A Remembrance: Teena Marie

    A Remembrance: Teena Marie
    Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves. The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
  • Harvey Fuqua dies at 80; singer, songwriter, producer and record executive

    Harvey Fuqua dies at 80; singer, songwriter, producer and record executive
    Harvey Fuqua, a musical multi-tasker whose career with the prominent 1950s vocal group the Moonglows was a prelude to his association with Marvin Gaye, the Spinners and other R&B stars in the 1960s and '70s, died of a heart attack Tuesday in a Detroit...
  • 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...