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Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies

File- This July 2, 2006, file photo shows jazz pianist Joe Sample performing during the special event "Hommage to Nesuhi Ertegun" of the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival at the Stravinski hall in Montreux, Switzerland. Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died at age 75. His manager, Patrick Rains, said Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Crusaders, Montreux, The Jazz Crusaders, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Randy Crawford

Sun Sep 14, 2014

'Motown the Musical' singing up a storm on Broadway

Motown The Musical , based on Berry Gordy 's autobiography "To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown", is in its theatrical run on Broadway in New York City, along with touring nationwide. And it is a winner.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Diana Ross, Dance, Michael Jackson, The Temptations

X Factor 2014: Watch Andrea Faustini 'perfectly' nail Try A ...

X Factor hopeful Andrea Faustini has flown through to the next round after a slick performance of Otis Redding's Try A Little Tenderness. "It's moments like this with somebody like you that makes this job worthwhile," said Louis.


Related Topix: Otis Redding, Entertainment, Television, The X Factor


Will Beatle Paul Twist & Shout For Broadway-Bound Musical About Unknown Legend Bert Berns, Tunesmith?

Mention "Twist And Shout" to a Boomer and you'll get a shake of the thinning hair or shaved scalp along with recollections of the Fab Four on The Ed Sullivan Show . The more knowing response may even be the Isley Brothers, who recorded it first, in 1962.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Paul McCartney, The Isley Brothers, Van Morrison, Pop/Rock, Short, Music!, New York, Vassar College

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Tonight's Concert Picks: Goodnight Texas @ World Cafe Live

World Cafe Live is getting a treat tonight Americana folk-rock band, Goodnight Texas . No, bandmates Avi Vinocur, Patrick Dyer Wolf, Alex Nash, and Bobby Kendall are not from Texas.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Black Entertainment, Gladys Knight

New York Daily News

On Broadway, actresses play troubled actresses

Check out Stockard Channing in 'It's Only a Play,' Blythe Danner in 'The Country House,' and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'The Real Thing' A recurring theme this fall on Broadway finds famous actresses - including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Blythe Danner and Stockard Channing - playing performers who aren't always on their best behavior. Very meta.


Related Topix: The Seagull, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Blythe Danner, The Real Thing, Entertainment

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

Pick Six: Aretha Franklin, Imaani, Rosanne Cash, more

Aretha Franklin, State Fair. The 72-year-old Queen of Soul lived up to her billing: soulful, spiritual and sassy, an American treasure.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Music, Entertainment

Lily Tomlin to receive Kennedy Centers honor: first lesbian honoree

Detroit born Lily Tomlin is among this year's Kennedy Center Honors honorees to receive award. Tom Hanks, Sting, soul singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride are also being honored at the 37th Annual Kennedy Ceremony Honors to celebrate the careers of five extraordinary American artists December 7, 2014.


Related Topix: Comedy, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Entertainment, Television, Detroit, MI, Al Green, Black Entertainment, Wayne State University

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Smokey Robinson: 'God Saved Me From Cocaine'

Smokey Robinson has written some of the most beautiful and tender pop songs of the modern age, but he didn't get where he is today by being soft. When he first met Berry Gordy - the man who would found Motown, with Smokey standing right alongside him from day one - Gordy rejected all but two of the dozens of compositions in the young writer's notebook.


Related Topix: Drugs, Black Entertainment, Smokey Robinson

The Big Lead

UMass Embarrassed Vanderbilt With a Touchdown on a Fake Punt

Things could not be going any worse for Vanderbilt. The Commodores lost their first two games in sad fashion and currently trail UMass, 14-0.


Related Topix: The Commodores

Hustle Belt

Massachusetts Minutemen at Vanderbilt Commodores: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio, Streaming and More

After a close loss to the Colorado Buffaloes, the Massachusetts Minutemen look to keep the momentum going against the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Commodores are coming off two straight losses where they have yet to get an offensive touchdown.


Related Topix: The Commodores

Detroit News

Stevie Wonder's 10-city tour includes stop at Palace of Auburn Hills

Motown legend Stevie Wonder will launch a special 10-city tour, the 'Songs in the Key of Life Performance' this fall, with a stop Nov. 20 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. For this tour, Wonder will perform special 'live adaptations' of one of his most successful albums, 1976's 'Songs in the Key of Live,' starting in New York at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, and winding up in Oakland, Calif.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Auburn Hills, MI, Entertainment

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Wimbledon Guardian

Soul-singing magic at the Half Moon this weekend

Expect hits like Respect, Rock Steady and Natural Woman and some lesser-known tracks to please loyal, long-standing fans of the Queen of Soul. Lizzie Deane lives in Putney and has worked with a number of other soul and pop artists throughout her career, drawing comparisons to Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin and Lisa Stansfield, as well as Aretha Franklin.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin

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Related Topix: The Real Thing

Colorado Springs Independent

Cinefiles: The latest TV on DVD releases

For music fans, StarVista's six-disc collection is an absolute must-own, featuring classic performances from acts as diverse as John Denver and Linda Ronstadt to Alice Cooper and Janis Ian. Every performance is a true miracle of music, hearkening back to a time when showmanship was an earned incentive, not a hallow add-on.


Related Topix: Motown, The Walking Dead, Entertainment

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Benefit concert for soul artist Percy Sledge set for Sept. 30

The world-renowned recording artist is battling liver cancer, and his Muscle Shoals music family wants to give back what he's given to the area. "He has, through the years, given his time, donated his time to various fundraisers in the area," said organizer Judy Hood.


Related Topix: Percy Sledge

Oxford Times

Hot to trot: the crowd go wild for Foals

Perhaps it's the freewheelling sense of fun, the quality of its acts, its laid-back efficiency, or maybe just its beautiful setting. Either way, for many Oxfordshire music-lovers the best major summer music festival has always been its last - Bestival.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England, Black Entertainment, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Disco, Chic, Dance, Basement Jaxx, Candi Staton

KFBZ-FM Wichita

Mike Tyson Endorses... Who?

Mike Tyson visited Toronto this week to appear in his one-man Broadway show, " Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth ." While he was there, he met with Toronto's mayor, Rob Ford, and took the time to endorse Ford's re-election bid.


Related Topix: The Undisputed Truth

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Richmond and Twickenham Times

The unique sounds of rock, blues, funk and soul will be brought to the Crawdaddy Club Richmond.

Born in New York, singer and guitarist Alix Anthony draws inspiration from greats of the music world, including James Brown, The Beatles, Eric Clapton and Little Richard. Anthony says: "People can expect a really good time.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Eric Clapton

The Wave

'Memphis' follows a singer of soul in search of his own

"Everything is artifice," declares Willis , the melancholy, creatively blocked singer, songwriter and restless dreamer at the heart of "Memphis," a soulful cinematic tone poem written and directed by Tim Sutton.


Related Topix: O.V. Wright