| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
| Feb 2, 2012
The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand."
Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
| Feb 12, 2012
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Whitney Houston, quien reinó en la música pop hasta que su majestuosa voz e imagen fueron destrozadas por el consumo de drogas, su comportamiento errático y su tumultuoso matrimonio con el cantante Bobby Brown, ha muerto. Tenía 48 años.
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:25 PM
La cantante y actriz Whitney Houston, ganadora de seis premios Grammy incluyendo la canción del año por "I Will Always Love You" y mejor álbum por "The Bodyguard", murió a los 48 años, dijo el sábado un portavoz de la familia.
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:40 PM
It wasn't scandalous by tabloid standards, but it was a rebellious act for the young women at the Mount Saint Dominic Academy, a small all-girls Catholic high school in New Jersey. Whitney Houston, class of 1981, sometimes wore mismatched socks and rolled...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 9:37 AM
There's at least one connection between the Peninsula and the late, great Whitney Houston. Joseph Wooten, a musician who grew up in Newport News and who now plays keyboards for the Steve Miller Band, sang background vocals onone track of her self-titled...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
"Hoe Emma Hoe" — slaves' work song, 1800s
"Kind Hearted Woman Blues" — Robert Johnson, recorded 1936
"Heartbreak Hotel" — Elvis Presley, recorded 1956
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong,...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 10:13 PM
A trio of soloists and two choruses joined the Orlando Philharmonic for its season-opening concert Saturday night but the orchestra more than held its own, thank you very much.
The Philharmonic presented a concert of well-known operatic works by Giacomo...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:26 PM
“Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace”: That’s the title of a new book by Downbeat associate editor (and Tribune contributor) Aaron Cohen. Focusing on Franklin’s landmark 1972 gospel album, the book is a jumping off point for...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 8:55 PM
The Obama administration is considering a move that could delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by requiring sponsors to reduce the project's environmental risks before it can be approved, according to people with knowledge of the...