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41 min ago | The Morning Call

'American Idols Live,' two Motown greats announce shows at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

" American Idol Live," the annual tour that features Top 10 contestants from TV's hugely popular singing contest, will stop July 12 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, officials announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Best of 2007, Binghamton, NY, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Music, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | Tualatin Times

Live Music

The Soul'd Out Music Festival got off to a great start last week with packed shows all over town, and this week's festival dates include the following shows: 1 7 : Ural Thomas is Portland's elder statesman of soul, having shared the stage with James Brown, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder, as well as having graced the Harlem Apollo stage 44 times.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Pop/Rock, Portland, OR

5 hrs ago |

the Real Thing's Ewan McGregor Narrates BBC Radio 2 Show About Ford Today

Star of Broadway's upcoming show The Real Thing , Ewan McGregor will be narrating "Mad About The Mustang" on BBC Radio 2 on April 17, says the Daily Mail.


Related Topix: Beginners, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Real Thing, Celebrities, Ewan McGregor

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Aretha Franklin sues website for $10M over 'fake' story

The Queen of Soul is suing a website for $10 million over what she is calling a fake story about her.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin

The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs: Fitz and the Tantrums bring hits to Tachevah

After the success of their infectious 2010 debut, "Pickin' Up the Pieces," neo-soul and indie-pop sextet Fitz and the Tantrums were faced with a stylistic dilemma.


Related Topix: Motown, Michael Fitzpatrick, Entertainment, Music

The Huffington Post

Live Cover Of James Brown Filmed In One Take Is Seriously Smooth

The last time we checked in on music duo Pomplamoose , comprised of Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, they blew us away with a unique mashup that brought together Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk with white foam board and a projector to create an amazing audio and visual experience.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Leon

Alabama Live

At the Casinos: Gladys Knight, Goo Goo Dolls, Alter Bridge, Gary Allan, George Wallace

Rock, country and comedy dominate this weekend's entertainment lineup at Biloxi's casinos, with Wind Creek Atmore offering a night of classic soul and R&B from Gladys Knight.


Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, Pop/Rock, The Goo Goo Dolls, Hard-Rock, Country, Black Entertainment, Gary Allan, Alter Bridge, Gladys Knight, Entertainment

Chadwick Boseman Had No Intention Of Playing James Brown On Film

Director Tate Taylor had his work cut out trying to convince Chadwick Boseman to portray the late James Brown in a new biopic, because the actor was adamant he would never step into the Godfather of Soul's shoes.


Related Topix: 42, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Chadwick Boseman

Signal Mountain Community Guild Annual Dogwood Luncheon Will Be Held On April 23

The annual Dogwood Luncheon sponsored by the Signal Mountain Community Guild will be Wednesday, April 23, at the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club with a social hour at 11 a.m. and the luncheon at noon.


Related Topix: Signal Mountain, TN, Guild, TN, Chattanooga, TN, The Impressions

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KIPR-FM Little Rock

Aretha Franklin Laughs Off Rumored Fight with Patti Labelle

Earlier this month, The News Nerd published a satirical story about Aretha Franklin getting into a physical altercation with Patti LaBelle .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin

MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Play The Cutting Room with Berry Gordy,...

THE CUTTING ROOM will once again host RYAN SHAW, the two time Grammy nominee and star of MOTOWN The Musical on Broadway, on Monday evening, April 21 at 8:30pm .


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder

Iconic Jazz Photograpers

We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz.


Related Topix: Jazz, Yale University, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

PRLog US Entertainment

Legendary Motown Group Begins Again

Apr. 15, 2014 - YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown, Ohio ~ Monday, April 14, 2014 - Kurtis Taylor, a former member of the legendary Motown group, The Temptations, has signed his group "Kurtis Taylor's Temptations Review" with Star Biz Entertainment, Inc. for both management and booking.


Related Topix: Youngstown, OH, The Temptations

Denver Westword

Bands playing this year's redesigned Root 40 Fest talk about...

The members of Steele and Colfax are indebted to one of Denver's most unique stretches of road.


Related Topix: Auraria (Denver, CO), Motown, Colorado College


[Interviews] Pete Rock Recalls Making "The World Is Yours" In Under 10 Minutes

Exclusive: Pete Rock looks back on his work with Roy Ayers, Heavy D and reveals how close Notorious B.I.G. came to rhyming over "The Main Ingredient."


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Pete Rock, Roy Ayers, Jazz, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Rap, Nas

LA Weekly

Green Tomatoes May Build Bigger Muscles

Vocalist Philip Bailey hit the high notes on the Earth, Wind & Fire hit "Fantasy" more than 35 years ago.


Related Topix: Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Philip Bailey, Pasadena, CA, Pop/Rock, The Replacements

Model D

A record lover's guide to Detroit

Remember those funny looking black frisbees you found in grandma's basement and threw across the room? Those were records.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Bing Crosby, Jazz, Motown

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Detroit News

PBS spotlights hit power of famed Muscle Shoals studios

Rick Hall, owner/producer of the Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals, Ala., with blind blues and soul singer and songwriter Clarence Carter.


Related Topix: Muscle Shoals, AL, Clarence Carter, Blues, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television

Seeker of Truth challenge for April 14, 2014

You made it through another day. How was it? Did you challenge yourself to make some changes to the regular routine? The Seeker of Truth Challenges are a fun way to make little changes to your life for the betterment of Mind , Body and Soul .


Related Topix: Christian Music, The Truth, New-Age, Body + Soul


Patti LaBelle Arrested For Fist Fight With Aretha Franklin?

One of our RumorFix readers emailed me asking if it was true that Patti LaBelle was arrested for having a fist fight with Aretha Franklin? The story from the News Nerd claims the alleged brawl happened after Aretha threw shade at Patti at the March 20th Women of Soul concert in at the White House.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Entertainment