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2 hrs ago | The Village Voice

Fall Picks: Theater

Could 2014 be the season when New York reinvigorates its classical theater at long last? There's plenty of red meat for those who like big names and revivals, starting with Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's comic chestnut You Can't Take It With You , starring James Earl Jones.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Earth, The Real Thing, Rufus Wainwright

4 hrs ago | Leinster Express

Mud, music and a marriage proposal at the Electric Picnic

Tearfully happy engaged couple Fiona Maher, Mountrath and Leon Ryan, Castletown, moments after Leon proposed in Electric Picnic on Saturday evening, September 30. It started off in rain and mud but nothing could dampen the joy of 41,000 punters at the biggest ever Electric Picnic in Stradbally last weekend.


Related Topix: Wedding, New-Age, Body + Soul

7 hrs ago | New Haven Independent

Vibes Bring Parks Alive

Ricky Draughn leaned into the microphone, members of his ensemble behind him poised at their instruments.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin

9 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Rare soul-disco from late-70s Seattle, courtesy of Light in the Attic Records

Last week I finally got around to listening to Wheedle's Groove-Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 , the second volume in a series from superlative reissue label Light in the Attic that collects rare soul and funk from Seattle.


Related Topix: Motown, The Meters, Funk, Alexander o'neal, Chicago, IL

9 hrs ago |

Smokey Robinson Urges Developers To Save Detroit

Soul legend Smokey Robinson is urging tycoons investing in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson, Detroit, MI, Motown

9 hrs ago | Wirral Globe

VIDEO: Wirral singer's 'heart-pounding' X-Factor audition

Factor hopeful from Wirral recalled the 'heart-pounding' moment she attempted to wow Simon Cowell and his fellow judges during the first round of auditions for the new series.


Related Topix: Merseyside County, England, United Kingdom, Joss Stone,

12 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

Hozier, 'Jackie And Wilson'

The song title "Jackie and Wilson" is a playful nod, of course, to the great R&B singer Jackie Wilson.


Related Topix: Jackie Wilson

16 hrs ago | Washington Square News

Staff Recommendations: Sept. 2

Although Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic "Get on Up" suffers from uneven storytelling and a lack of ambition, all is forgiven through Chadwick Boseman.


Related Topix: The Help, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Dance, The Matrix, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Citizen Ruth

20 hrs ago | The Tech

A lasting presence

The Smithsonian Institution announced in July that equipment belonging to celebrated producer J Dilla - a MIDI Production Center beat machine and a synthesizer custom-built for Dilla by Robert Moog himself - would be housed in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in 2016.


Related Topix: J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Black Entertainment, Q-Tip, Hip-Hop, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Pharcyde

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Print Version

There were a lot of things both shiny and new making a debut in local nightlife during the month of August.


Related Topix: Motown, Games, Board Game

The Miami Herald

No. 18 Mississippi looks to improve running game

Ole Miss struggled on offense for three quarters before finally pulling away for a 35-13 victory over Boise State on Thursday.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, The Commodores

Messenger Newspapers

Ben E. King features on 'American Music Library - The Hits of 1961'.

This interesting new series of anthologies focusses attention on tracks which were sizeable hits in the U.S. of A. but failed to make any impression at all commercially on this side of the Atlantic.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, The Shirelles, Pop/Rock, Country, Patsy Cline

PanArmenian Network

Legendary performer James Brown bio "Get on Up" to open Zurich Fest

PanARMENIAN.Net - Get on Up , the biopic of legendary performer James Brown, will open this year's Zurich International Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter said.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, The Help, 42, Chadwick Boseman, Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Mark Phelan: Best cars for canines; Edmunds comes to Motown; origins of Chevy bow tie

As the summer road trip season winds down, automotive shopping website offers a list of the best vehicles for dog lovers.


Related Topix: Motown, Detroit, MI


Martha Reeves and the Vandellas helping The Jam House celebrate its 15th birthday

One of the Midlands' best-loved music venues is celebrating 15 years of entertainment as the first lady of Motown prepares to step on its stage.


Commercial Dispatch

Get On Up: James Brown biopic puts locals inside the world of movies

Kayla Gilmore of Starkville and "Get On Up" assistant director Ted Leonard pause for a picture in the Mississippi Coliseum earlier this year during filming of the movie about singer James Brown.


Related Topix: Get On Up, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Starkville, MS, Life, Food, Dining, Theater, Arts, Natchez, MS

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Now Toronto

Wonder of Stevie

World-renowned DJ, Fondle 'Em label boss and sneaker freak, who co-hosted WKCR-FM's Stretch Armstrong And Bobbito Show, which introduced many of today's biggest hip-hop stars to the world, Bobbito Garca will be celebrating the magical music of Stevie Wonder with DJ Spinna at their popular Wonder-Full night at Revival , Friday .


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Hip-Hop, Lower East Side (New York, NY), Manhattan, NY, New York, NY

Prince Harry turns 30: Watch celebration of world's most...

The former wild boy will turn 30 on September 15th and an ITV documentary will be taking a look at his life over the past three decades.


Related Topix: World News, Prince Harry, Joss Stone


The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award recipients announced

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: The month of September will be an exciting time for Louisville native and boxing icon Muhammad Ali and the center that bears his name.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY, The Temptations

Something Else! Reviews

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How's About That Then?

An eclectic, mixed-bag sampler of a bunch of 1970s British pop music from RPM's stable of compilations and individual artists, RPM Records Sampler: How's About That Then ? featured everything from soul to pop to soft rock.


Related Topix: Labelle