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  • 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....
  • Obit: Michael Jackson Through The Years

    Obit: Michael Jackson Through The Years
    The Bio History of Michael Joseph Jackson began when he was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. (brothers: Sigmund "Jackie", Toriano "Tito", Jermaine, Marlon, Steven "Randy", and sisters Rebbie, Janet and La-...
  • 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,...
  • '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....
  • Jackson Mourned As More Than An Entertainer

    Jackson Mourned As More Than An Entertainer
    Music legends, sports figures and others paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotion, song-filled service at Staples Center. Jackson was praised as a music pioneer and a barrier-breaking cultural figure, who the Rev. Al Sharpton said paved...