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  • Smokey Robinson sizzled at the Ferguson Center | a review

    Smokey Robinson sizzled at the Ferguson Center | a review
    It's common to see legendary artists sleepwalk through their concerts. After all, what do they have to prove? They earned their reputations decades ago. Now, all that's necessary is to show up, sing a few hits, smile and get out of town. Smokey...
  • Steve Jobs' approach a lesson for Broadway's 'Motown'

    Steve Jobs' approach a lesson for Broadway's  'Motown'
    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...
  • Muse for Jimmy Webb's 'MacArthur Park' treasures those days

    Muse for Jimmy Webb's 'MacArthur Park' treasures those days
    TUCSON —Sitting on a swivel bar stool near the kitchen of her home outside Tucson, Suzy Horton Ronstadt listened to the familiar words of songwriter Jimmy Webb's pop-rock classic "MacArthur Park." Ronstadt smiled at first, then had to blink as her...
  • Duke Ellington musical at Broward Stage Door in Coral Springs

    Duke Ellington musical at Broward Stage Door in Coral Springs
    “Sophisticated Ladies,” the celebration of composer Duke Ellington’s music now at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, sounds as good as it looks. And that is really saying something about the music, because thanks to Peter...
  • Grammy Museum marks fifth anniversary with gala Motown salute

    The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles started fifth-anniversary celebration activities Monday with a gala concert, dinner and auction that added more than $500,000 to the museum’s coffers to continue supporting educational and other programs. The efforts...
  • MMMBop interview: Hanson talks about new albm 'Anthem,' single 'Get the Girl Back' and future

     
    The song starts with a thumping hook of a baseline, soon joined by funky percussion, then fiery horns and a full chorus that fills in behind the singer pouring out his heart about getting the girl back. Hanson brothers (from......
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • Interview: 'American Idol' finalist Haley Reinhart coming home for the holidays

    Interview: 'American Idol' finalist Haley Reinhart coming home for the holidays
    Haley Reinhart would like to apologize to the fans who waited for her outside of the Allstate Arena in August. The Wheeling native — who hasn’t been home much since finishing third on Fox’s “American Idol” in May —...
  • 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...
  • This time, it's Barbara Morrison's turn for a favor

    This time, it's Barbara Morrison's turn for a favor
    Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of...
  • Future uncertain, 1st Mariner Arena thrives

    Future uncertain, 1st Mariner Arena thrives
    Frank Remesch's mission was clear, if daunting. Somehow, he had to convince people that the hulking, cavernous 1st Mariner Arena, a 1960s relic that civic leaders had been talking about razing for years, was still a player — could still attract big-...