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  • REVIEW: Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes come to party -- until the end

     
    Let’s say this up front: Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes is what it is: a glorified Jersey bar band – actually, a hell of a bar band. But front man Johnny Lyon’s singing voice is that of an everyman......
  • Michael Jackson's life was infused with fantasy and tragedy

    Michael Jackson's life was infused with fantasy and tragedy
    Michael Jackson was fascinated by celebrity tragedy. He had a statue of Marilyn Monroe in his home and studied the sad Hollywood exile of Charlie Chaplin. He married the daughter of Elvis Presley. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Michael Jackson...
  • 10 things you might not know about Michigan

    10 things you might not know about Michigan
    Last week was a rough one for the state of Michigan, with a setback in its lawsuit against Illinois over the Asian carp. But maybe better things are ahead for our neighbor to the east: Tuesday marks the anniversary of its statehood -- the all-important...
  • Chicagoans spend lunch hour honoring Jackson

    At the Harold Washington Cultural Center, the line began forming at about 8 a.m., and it eventually stretched halfway around the building. In Daley Plaza, as many as 150 people stood in silence during the normally bustling lunch hour, every head turned...
  • Voice coach Bob Garrett finds the key of 'Grey Gardens'

    Voice coach Bob Garrett finds the key of 'Grey Gardens'
    In the 1970s, Bob Garrett performed at Reno Sweeney, the same New York cabaret where Jackie Kennedy's eccentric cousin "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale sang. More than three decades later, Garrett gave Drew Barrymore vocal training needed to simulate one of...
  • Q and Me

    Q and Me
    Win 27 Grammys and one Emmy, and throw in seven Oscar nominations. Would there be anything left for you to do? Quincy Jones could have settled for being the first African-American record executive in 1964, when he was vice president at Mercury Rec-ords....
  • The Crowd: Concerts for mission's preservation

    It is known as "The Jewel of the Missions." And it is surely one of Orange County's most significant cultural and religious landmarks. Mission San Juan Capistrano, the seventh in a chain of 21 California missions under the leadership of Padre Junípero...
  • 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-...
  • A Remembrance: Teena Marie

    A Remembrance: Teena Marie
    Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves. The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
  • 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...
  • Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes

    Gladys Horton dies at 65; 'Please Mr. Postman' singer with the Marvelettes
    When a record label's female vocal groups include the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, it's easy to see why the Marvelettes are often relegated to footnote status. But the Detroit group has a unique distinction in the saga of Motown Records —...