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  • The Michael Jackson new-music onslaught begins [Updated]

     
    So this is ???It.??? Sony Music announced Wednesday that on Oct. 12 it will release a new Michael Jackson single called "This Is It" -- the first previously unreleased recording to be put on sale since the superstar's death. The......
  • Review: Amy Macdonald - This is the Life

    She's set to follow Amy Winehouse and Duffy as the next big thing out of Britain (where her debut has scored double-platinum status), but Amy Macdonald isn't part of the young retro-soul scene that's bringing back the Motown sound. In fact, this 20-year-...
  • American Idol "Motown" week!!!

    This week on American Idol the contestants were bringing the music of Motown!  Motown Records is a record label originally based in Detroit, Michigan.  Founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. - the company was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14,...
  • Pop music and jazz figures

    Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
  • 'Shaft' Composer Isaac Hayes Dies

    Isaac Hayes, the musician, composer and producer whose innovative sound changed the shape of pop music and whose shaved head, bejeweled outfits and regal demeanor embodied African-American masculinity in the 1970s, has died. He was 65. Family members...
  • New CDs: Staind, Amy Macdonald

    New CDs: Staind, Amy Macdonald
    Staind "The Illusion of Progress" Flip/Atlantic * * Staind specializes in loud, brooding ballads of manly sadness (see "It's Been Awhile"), a genre once perfected by Alice in Chains and suffocated by the overwrought Creed. With pierced eyebrow and...
  • Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson and the style that lasts: R&B

    Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson and the style that lasts: R&B
    LOOKING classic-casual in a summer blazer, gray fedora and matching silk scarf, Ne-Yo leaned over his laptop in a West Hollywood recording studio one mid- August afternoon, playing selections from "Year of the Gentleman," his third solo album, out Sept....
  • Claims of medals amount to stolen valor

    Claims of medals amount to stolen valor
    Scores of Americans, from clergymen to lawyers to CEOs, are claiming medals of valor they never earned. A Tribune investigation has found that the fabrication of heroic war records is far more extensive than you might think. Take the online edition of...
  • CD: Lil Wayne

    CD: Lil Wayne
    Lil Wayne "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown Records) *** When you call yourself "the greatest rapper alive," championship seasons aren't just expected, they're required. Lil Wayne knows this well, having spent the last three years crowing...
  • Robin Antin's Pussycat Dolls: Running hurdles in high heels

    Robin Antin's Pussycat Dolls: Running hurdles in high heels
    By all appearances, "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" is like any other competitive reality show. The grand prize is a spot in a new group, contestants must face a judges' panel, and celebrities such as N'Sync's JC Chasez are treated like royalty....
  • 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...