| Aug 1, 2014
Michael Jackson made a few brilliant business decisions in his life and a lot of cruddy ones. But probably his most effective move of all — from a financial sense, anyway — was to die of a drug overdose at age 50 on June 25, 2009.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Don't think that just because Elvis Costello is joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two shows at the Hollywood Bowl this week that the former Angry Young Man of the British new wave movement has gone soft now that he's turned 60.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
They'll be dancing in the streets of Oakland on Monday (today) toasting Berry Gordy, the man who created Motown Records in Detroit. Alameda County invites the public to celebrate Berry Gordy Day in the East Bay with an event that features the legendary...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Every year, the Summer Players from South Coast Repertory's Theater Conservatory seem to get more and more ambitious. This year's production is a sprawling, multi-ensemble version of that century-old family favorite "Peter Pan," now celebrating its...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The King lives again in "Elvis '68" at Fullerton's Maverick Theater, and jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker is saluted in “Bird Lives!” at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Plus, “Dreamgirls’ ” Jennifer Holliday and others...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The national tour of “Motown The Musical,” kicking off in Chicago in April, has found its Diana Ross and Berry Gordy, representatives for the tour announced on Monday.
Allison Semmes, a Chicago native and graduate of the University of...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Toni Braxton and Kenny Edmonds have history together as soul-music hit makers, which in the record industry is usually reason enough to rejoin forces.
In the 1990s he wrote and produced large chunks of her first two albums, both blockbusters with...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:56 AM
There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston.
Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to...