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  • Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'

    Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'
    Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel. “I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...
  • Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys & Girls' ✭✭✭

    Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys & Girls' ✭✭✭
    3 stars (out of 4) This still-green quartet was just a small-town northern Alabama bar band a year ago. Now Alabama Shakes is one of the most talked-about new rock acts thanks in part to some good fortune (an early anointing by Drive By Truckers’...
  • Prince at the United Center more fizzle than sizzle

    Prince at the United Center more fizzle than sizzle
    Prince’s concert Monday at the United Center didn’t really finish, it fizzled. The singer spent two hours working his band and the nearly full house, including an encore, and then walked off stage with a smile and a wave. The lights stayed...
  • The Impressions keep on pushing

    The Impressions keep on pushing
    Fred Cash remembers the day he joined the Impressions in 1958, a mere teenager starting what would be a five-decade ride in one of the great vocal groups of all time. He had been singing on street-corners in Chattanooga, Tenn., and in church with his...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
  • Chris Erskine's take on 'Janis Joplin' show in Pasadena

    Into the decadent world of Pasadena we go. . . . More and more I am drawn to that little triangle of treasures near Vroman's Bookstore: the Laemmle theaters, of course, where the audiences are either amazingly reverential or fully asleep, and the little...
  • 'Sweet Sisters of Zion' doc celebrates the Barrett Sisters

    'Sweet Sisters of Zion' doc celebrates the Barrett Sisters
    Five years ago, the greatest trio in the history of gospel music – the Barrett Sisters – told me they had one last wish: That someone would make a documentary film about their lives and careers. That film, a moving evocation of their...
  • Friday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 4 - 10 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 4 - 10 in PDF format are also available at latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv Weekly TV Listings and more......
  • Aretha Franklin, William 'Willie' Wilkerson engaged

     
    Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has announced her engagement to longtime partner William "Willie" Wilkerson....
  • Aretha Franklin is engaged to Willie Wilkerson

     
    Aretha Franklin is engaged to marry William "Willie" Wilkerson, with a Miami Beach wedding likely in the summer. Aretha Franklin, 69, joked: "No, I'm not pregnant."...
  • Monster Mash: Taylor Swift eyes 'Les Miz'; Aretha Franklin, opera

     
    Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried have been offered roles in the film version of the stage musical "Les Miserables." Aretha Franklin is hosting a competition to find the next great opera singer....