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  • 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-...
  • March 21: Midday Fix - Human Nature

    March 21: Midday Fix - Human Nature
    Human Nature Hailing from Sydney, the high school classmates who would go on to become Human Nature – brothers Andrew and Mike Tierny, Phil Burton and Toby Allen – were captivated by the harmonies of soul, gospel and R&B. Since forming Human Nature,...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The lessons of Lil Wayne's No. 1

    The lessons of Lil Wayne's No. 1
    As music business headlines go, the one that arrived this week was a golden oldie, a half-forgotten tune from happier days: A new album soared to the top of the charts, selling more than 1 million copies in a single week. It was the first time in 39...
  • Jheryl Busby dies at 59; music executive led revival of Motown Records

    Jheryl Busby, a music executive who led a revival of Motown Records while president and chief executive of the company from 1988 to 1995, was found dead Tuesday in a hot tub at his home in Malibu. He was 59. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Jheryl...
  • Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, dies at 72

    Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, dies at 72
    Levi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72. Stubbs...
  • Skip Miller dies at 62; former Motown Records president

    Skip Miller, a Los Angeles music industry veteran who rose from stock clerk to president of Motown Records and helped rejuvenate the black music division at RCA Records, has died. He was 62. Miller, who also managed Lionel Richie's solo career, was being...
  • Teddy Pendergrass dies at 59; quintessential R&B boudoir crooner

    Teddy Pendergrass dies at 59; quintessential R&B boudoir crooner
    Teddy Pendergrass, the soul singer who combined hyper-romantic love songs with a virile, sexy stage presence to become the quintessential R&B boudoir crooner before a 1982 car accident left him paralyzed, died Wednesday in his native Philadelphia. He...
  • 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....