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  • Yale Grad Da'Vine Joy Randolph Gets 'Whoopi' Role In Broadway's Musical 'Ghost'

    Yale Grad Da'Vine Joy Randolph Gets 'Whoopi' Role In Broadway's Musical 'Ghost'
    Da'Vine Joy Randolph says she's been guided by good and powerful spirits. There were the spirits of the African-American classical singer who inspired her when she was in high school, of an acting mentor who guided her from music to theater when she...
  • Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist

    Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist
    Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
  • Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer

    Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer
    Teddy Charles, a jazz vibraphonist who performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and other bebop-era jazz greats before becoming a charter boat captain in the Caribbean, died Monday at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on New York's...
  • Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'

    Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'
    My favorite scene in Carole King's long-awaited "A Natural Woman" comes near the beginning — appropriately, since the teen hitmaker was the epitome of an early starter. The high school student born Carol Klein had just signed a recording contract...
  • Like/Dislike: The Bellevederes, old-school cover band

    Like/Dislike: The Bellevederes, old-school cover band
    In a city where new bands pop up every week, you have to find a way to stand out — especially if you're a cover band. But for the Bellevederes, finding a niche in the old-school music scene seemed almost effortless. Wanting a name representing...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    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...
  • Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'

    Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'
    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...
  • Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48

    Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48
    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...
  • Muere Whitney Houston a los 48 años

    Muere Whitney Houston a los 48 años
    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. La publicista...
  • Muerte de Whitney: Detalles de la llamada a servicios de emergencia

    <b>Muerte de Whitney:</b> Detalles de la llamada a servicios de emergencia
    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. "Lamentablemente, es...
  • Local doctor was classmate of Whitney Houston

    Local doctor was classmate of Whitney Houston
    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...