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  • Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities

    Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities
    There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston.
  • Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game

    Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game
    Ask Orioles first base coach Wayne Kirby about April 15, 1997, and the former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder's eyes will spark as he recalls his days playing in the major leagues. On that day, the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking major...

    '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...

    UMG Dissolves Island Def Jam, Barry Weiss Steps Down

    Universal Music Group announced it was dissolving the Island Def Jam Music Group that housed three of its biggest labels under one roof, as well as a number of label and exec shakeups, on Tuesday morning -- chief among those changes being the ankling of...

    Don Engel dies at 84; entertainment attorney represented major pop stars

    Don Engel dies at 84; entertainment attorney represented major pop stars
    Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business. Engel, who represented some of the...