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  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
  • Otis R. "Damon" Harris Jr., Temptations singer

    Otis R. "Damon" Harris Jr., Temptations singer
    Otis R. "Damon" Harris Jr., a Baltimore singer who performed with the Temptations during the 1970s and later used his own diagnosis of prostate cancer to help raise awareness of the disease in African-American men, died Feb. 18 from the disease at...
  • In Rotation: Mowest, Motown’s West Coast experiment

     
    A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... Various artists, “Our Lives Are Shaped by What We Love: Motown’s Mowest Story 1971-1973.” The accepted narrative of Motown Records’...
  • New Pa. Blues Festival smoking hot in first day

     
    It was a hot one Saturday at the new Pa. Blues Festival on Blue Mountain, but a good one. Attendance was down. Maybe it was unfamiliarity with this new event near Palmerton replacing the Pocono Blues Festival at Big Boulder.......
  • Monster Mash: 9/11 memorial architect on his controversial design

     
    A profile of architect Michael Arad, designer of the controversial Sept. 11 memorial...
  • Critic's Notebook: LMFAO's brand of party rock uniquely American

     
    Last week LMFAO had the No. 1 song in America. Again. This time it was for the L.A. rap/dance/pop duo's ode to self-infatuation, "Sexy and I Know It" — an infectiously simple dance-floor ditty with a relentless rhythm and a video that has been...
  • B.B. King, Mick Jagger lead blues session at the White House

     
    B.B. King, Mick Jagger and others will perform at the White House tonight, Feb. 21, in a program hosted by President and Mrs. Obama celebrating the blues. High school students from around the country will get to explore the blues during the day at the...
  • Concert review: Diana Ross at Universal’s Mardi Gras

     
    Diva is a word that's often associated with Diana Ross, the iconic star that helped define the Motown sound in the 1960s and remains the voice of the Supremes almost 50 years later. She seemed a lot tougher than that on Saturday, though, as she...
  • Tracing the history of music with Spotify's new Facebook timeline

     
    Spotify unveiled a Facebook Timeline that seeks to offer a chronology of music from the last 900 years. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts takes a look at the entries and makes a few suggestions....
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Motown hits!

     
    A little bit of Motor City was revved into the “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom for a special hand-clapping, hip-swaying Motown-themed event....
  • Live: LMFAO has fun with debauchery

     
    LMFAO's Redfoo and Sky Blu stay in character and play debauchery for laughs and fun at Staples Center as part of Sorry for Party Rocking Tour....