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  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70; bassist for Booker T. & the MG's

    As the bass player on dozens of the most soulful hits in the history of pop music, Donald "Duck" Dunn often found himself out on the road playing to fans who had assumed he was black like the stars he supported, notably Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and...
  • Teena Marie dies at 54; R&B singer-songwriter

    Teena Marie dies at 54; R&B singer-songwriter
    Teena Marie, the singer-songwriter known for such funk-infused 1980s hits as "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Lovergirl," and one of the few white musicians to achieve renown on the R&B charts, has died. She was 54. Marie was found dead at her Pasadena home...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • '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....
  • Teena Marie,'The Ivory Queen of Soul,' made R&B colorless

    Teena Marie,'The Ivory Queen of Soul,' made R&B colorless
    It's impossible to lend an ear to today's crop of R&B divas without hearing just a little bit of Teena Marie. Though she never had the blockbuster commercial success or universal household appeal of some of her peers ( Patti Labelle, Anita Baker and...
  • 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......