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  • 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....
  • Fifth Dimension singer Florence LaRue says good songs gave group success

     
    Motown Records was a hit factory for black musicians in the early 1960s, churning out smash after smash R&B song. So hoping to follow that same path to success, the fledgling vocal group that singer Florence LaRue joined in 1965......
  • VOD Spotlight: “Sparkle,” with Whitney Houston’s final role

     
    It would be difficult to say anything about the 2012 remake of the 1976 film Sparkle without mentioning the truth for which it’s probably best known and for which it will be remembered — as Whitney Houston’s final screen performance. The...
  • 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...
  • 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. Jackson met his own untimely death Thursday at age 50,...