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  • 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...
  • Joseph Wooten, from Newport News, explains connection to the late Whitney Houston

    Joseph Wooten, from Newport News, explains connection to the late Whitney Houston
    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...
  • Songs for choreography by Westowne Elementary School students

    "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,...
  • Review: Orlando Philharmonic goes to the opera

    Review: Orlando Philharmonic goes to the opera
    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...
  • Top weekend show: 'Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace'

    “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...
  • Keystone pipeline decision could be delayed until after election

    Keystone pipeline decision could be delayed until after election
    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...