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  • Nelly on his chart profile: 'I’m still looked at as the underdog'

     
    Nelly is struggling to comprehend one particular title bestowed upon him in his 10-year career: the underdog. Despite selling more than 20 million albums in the U.S., having nearly a dozen top 10 singles, being ranked as the third top......
  • Remembering Teena Marie: A few choice jams from the '80s funk singer-songwriter-producer [Updated]

     
    CNN is reporting that Grammy-nominated singer and Rick James protegée Teena Marie has died at age 54. The multi-talented vocalist, who was born in Santa Monica, got her break at Motown Records in 1979, and went on to be one......
  • Appreciating 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,......
  • Questions on earlier marketing for Trump

    Developer Donald Trump has picked prominent Chicago real estate firm U.S. Equities Realty to handle leasing for his proposed mixed-use skyscraper on the riverfront site of the Chicago Sun-Times. The selection was announced as questions surfaced in real...
  • A Good--and 'Bad'--Night

    Whoever thought anyone would feel sorry for Michael Jackson--especially at a Grammy Awards show? Moments after being bathed in applause for one of the most striking performances ever by a pop performer on national television, Jackson, an intensely...
  • Who are pop's hottest properties?

    Who's the hottest property in the record business? That's not an easy question, but with conglomerates betting zillions of dollars on it, Calendar set out to conduct some independent research. The first thing we did was to declare everyone--from Michael...
  • Michael Appears Briefly at 'Jackson Family Honors' Show

    LAS VEGAS -- Billed as a humanitarian event, the "Jackson Family Honors" taping here Saturday had more of the feel of a TV melodrama. The family's most famous member, beleaguered pop star Michael Jackson, appeared to be a reluctant participant in the...
  • A Promising Night Unravels

    The 12th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner on Tuesday may have been held on the edge of Lake Erie, but there was a strong California spirit for much of the night in the grand ballroom of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Too bad there...
  • The Sorrow Behind the Spotlight

    "The Jacksons--An American Dream" is that rare television biography that sings, though its tune is frequently downbeat. It's a rocking, pulsating, gyrating, bewitching five hours that resonate the angry rhythms behind the joyous music of a dysfunctional...