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3 hrs ago | TwinCities

'Queen of Soul' Aretha turns up the heat as she satisfies the Fair crowd

Since the dawn of recording technology, there's been a short list of master vocalists, the kind of singers with a unique and totally distinctive way of combining a melody and a lyric.


Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Minnesota

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel among artists to receive ASCAP Centennial Award

Stevie Wonder , Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim are to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards to celebrate the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 100th anniversary.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Classical, Stephen Sondheim


Aloe Blacc & JC Chasez Talk Making of Smokey Robinson...

Smokey Robinson 's new album Smokey & Friends is an R&B/soul masterpiece that features new duet versions of some of the singer/songwriter's most memorable songs, including remakes of tracks written by Robinson for himself and his group the Miracles , as well as other acts like the Temptations and Marvin Gaye .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Motown

Taylor makes swift entrance

Taylor Swift's 19th hit Shake It Off is the highest new entrant in the NZ Top 40 singles chart.


Related Topix: Taylor Swift, The Very Best of, Dance, Pop/Rock, Inxs

'We want da money' gets Fresh remix

After trending on Twitter for the better part of Thursday afternoon, Julius Malema and the EFF's "we want da money" jibe in parliament made it to the 5FM Morning Drive show on Friday morning.


Related Topix: The o'jays, Riot

City Pages

The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/22-8/24

Katy Perry with Kacey Musgraves Target Center Katy Perry rose to top of the pops status on the strength of a few standbys--spectacle, hooks, sexual innuendo--plus an eccentric, party girl public persona that can shine as bright as her piercing blue eyes.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, Prism, Bollywood, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Minnesota

WTVF Nashville

Mason Names Robinette As Vanderbilt's Starting QB

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has named Patton Robinette as his starting quarterback a week before the Commodores' season opener against Temple.


Related Topix: The Commodores

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bajan Reporter

Beres Hammond Blazing Successful North American Tour

Jamaica's most prolific crooner Beres Hammond is currently embarking on his 2014 North American tour throughout August.


Related Topix: Reggae, Beres Hammond, Otis Redding

Oakland Post

Face-to-Face with a Music History Maker - " Berry Gordy

We're talking about history. What I that means is as clear as it comes when we look at the legacy of Motown founder Berry Gordy.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, The Temptations


Joel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honors

This June 29, 2014 file photo shows singer Stevie Wonder performing at the Calling festival, in London.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Entertainment

Sutton Guardian

Hackbridge songwriter Tony Power releases album with his pop heroes from the past fifty years

Hackbridge songwriter Tony Power set to release Best of Powerworld Music- featuring his heroes The Three Degrees, Sonia, and Irish Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh A songwriter and music producer has realised his dream of producing an album sung by his musical idols from the past five decades.


Related Topix: The Three Degrees

OC Weekly

Talking 'Cholo Soul' with S.A. Martinez of 311

S.A. Martinez doesn't have time to rest. After completing another annual three-month summer stint with 311, , Martinez hopes to finish three albums of his own before 311 sets sail on their fan cruise to Jamaica.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment

All About Jazz

Take Five With Rhenda Fearrington

Meet Rhenda Fearrington: Rhenda Fearrington is considered New York Soul in the Heart of Philly Jazz, which produces a warm and soulful presentation when singing from the Great American Songbook.


Related Topix: Take Five, Jazz, Queens, NY, New York, NY, Patti LaBelle, R-N-B, Celebrities, Drama Movies, Sing

Robinson's duets album is smokin' hot

IN TUNE: Smokey Robinson s latest album, Smokey & Friends, pairs the Motown veteran with Steve Tyler, John Legend and Mary J Blige, among others.


Related Topix: Motown, Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Earth, Wind & Fire forever funky nearly 45 years later

Verdine White, left, performs with Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind and Fire: "I don't think anybody has gone through different genres as successfully as we have," White says.


Related Topix: Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Philip Bailey, John Coltrane, Jazz, Symphony, Arts

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Steve Smith: Smokey Robinson at the Greek Theatre; Gene Simmons apologizes

Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.


Related Topix: Folk, Smokey Robinson, Steve Smith, Black Entertainment, The Temptations, Christian Music, The Miracles, Ace Frehley, Pop/Rock, Kiss

Lansing State Journal

Better lovers put oomph in smooch

It's been a long time since most older adults experienced their first romantic kisses.


Phoenix New Times

Club Candids: Fly Folks and Soulful Sounds at Motown on Mondays Phoenix at Crescent Ballroom

If your knowledge of soul, funk, and especially Motown music is limited to the Urban Outfitters' vinyl selection or the Get On Up soundtrack, you're in need of enlightenment.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Motown


Exclusive: The Supremes' Mary Wilson Talks No. 1 Single 'Where Did Our Love Go' 50 Years Later

The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" single cover with Florence Ballard, Diana Ross and Mary Wilson released in 1964.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Supremes

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Maxwell Enlists Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton & More for Caribbean Cruise

Organizers have announced that during the cruise -- which takes place May 3, 2015 -- fans will enjoy headlining showcases from Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Joe , Chrisette Michele , Robert Glasper , Eric Roberson , Norman Brown and Boney James.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Anthony Hamilton, Hip-Hop, Erykah Badu, Eric Roberson, The Wailers, Reggae