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47 min ago | Billboard

Paul Weller, the 'Modfather,' Targets R&B on...

One of the best things about this past weekend's Riot Fest in Chicago was the generational cross-section printed on the bill, and the warm reception that the veteran artists were treated to, many of whom were the founders of their respective genres. Making his Riot Fest debut was British icon Paul Weller -- known to many as the "Modfather" -- who felt that love.


Related Topix: The Four Tops

5 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Concorde season is ready for the take off

IT was nearly 60 years ago, from the back room of a Southampton pub, that the seeds were sown for a club which became an international jazz mecca. Since then The Concorde - now based in Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh - has branched out from its jazz roots to cover a star- Concorde Club founder Cole Mathieson is delighted with the variety of entertainment they are offering in the new season, and added: "Over the last 18 months we have widened our appeal."


Related Topix: Hampshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Blues, The Commitments, The Stylistics, The Real Thing

6 hrs ago |

Bobby Womack's Family -- If You Think We're Broke Now ... You're Right

Singer Bobby Womack left behind a massive debt when he died in June -- including a huge child support judgment -- and now his family is trying to figure out how to pay it. Bobby's widow, Regina, filed court docs in L.A. showing he owed $250K in back child support for two sons living in Ft.


Related Topix: Bobby Womack, Fort Wayne, IN

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Flashback | Stevie Wonder Recreates Songs In The Key Of Life

Last week Stevie Wonder announced an 11-city tour in which he'll perform each and every song from his classic 1976 double album Songs In The Key Of Life . However, this won't be the first time Wonder has recreated the album in a live setting.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding

Brandon Sun

Lawyer tells jurors singer LaBelle had bodyguard, others beat cadet outside Houston airport

An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy. The lawsuit against LaBelle alleges the cadet, Richard King, was waiting for his family to pick him up outside one of the terminals at Bush Intercontinental Airport in March 2011, when LaBelle's bodyguard and two others attacked him.


Related Topix: Patti LaBelle, R-N-B, Labelle, Celebrities


Tierney Sutton Sets A 'Devastatingly Intimate' Mood On 'Paris...

Following widespread acclaim for her heartfelt homage to Joni Mitchell on 2013's Grammy-nominated After Blue, singer Tierney Sutton returns in the revealing setting of duos and trios on Paris Sessions, to be released September 16th, 2014. Called 'devastatingly intimate' by her colleague Mark Summer, cellist and founder of the Turtle Island Quartet, this collection of romantic standards and three originals by French guitarist Serge Merlaud casts a spell from the dreamy opening track, 'You Must Believe in Spring,' to the delicate closer, 'Answer Me, My Love.'


Related Topix: Jazz, Tierney Sutton, Love, Drama Movies, Folk, Joni Mitchell, New-Age, Body + Soul

This Is Scunthorpe

Later Live with Jools Holland on BBC2 tonight with Alt-J, Ryan...

Later Live with Jools Holland is back for its 45th series from tonight, with performers including Alt-J, Ryan Adams and The O'Jays. Picture: BBC/Andre Csillag/Relay Photos The flagship music show, now in its 45th series, combines performances from legendary musicians and new acts from across the world.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, alt-J, The o'jays

CBS News

CTM Playlist: September 16, 2014

Singer Stevie Wonder performs onstage at the City Of Hope Spirit Of Life Gala Honoring Rob Light on Sept. 19, 2013, in Playa Vista, Calif.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Playlist, Entertainment, Television, Vista, CA

Chicago Reader

Best shows to see: Skygreen Leopards, EMA, Meshell Ndegeocello

With the end of Riot Fest, the summer music-festival season comes to a close. But you'd be crazy to think that live music around town would just stop.


Related Topix: Folk, Jazz, Lee Fields, Jacob, IL, Chicago, IL

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville


Today's Birthdays: Blues singer B.B. King is 89. Singer Betty Kelly of Martha and the Vandellas is 70. Drummer Kenney Jones is 66. Actress Susan Ruttan is 66. Actor Ed Begley Junior is 65. Singer David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 64. Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh is 61. Actor Christopher Rich is 61. TV weatherman Mark McEwen is 60. Singer Frank Reed of The Chi-Lites is 60. Illusionist David Copperfield is 58. Actor Mickey Rourke is 58. Country singer Terry McBride is 56. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 56. Actress Jayne Brook is 54. Singer Richard Marx is 51. Comedian Molly Shannon is 50. Singer Marc Anthony is 46. Comedian Amy Poehler is 43. Singer Musiq is 37. Rapper Flo Rida is 35. Actress Alexis Bledel is 33. Actress Sabrina Bryan is 30. Actress Madeline Zima is 29. Actor Ian Harding is 28. Actress Kyla Pratt is 28. Singer Teddy Geiger is 26. Musician Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is ... (more)


Related Topix: B.B. King, Blues, Black Entertainment, The Who, Pop/Rock, L.A. Law, Entertainment, Drama, Television

The New Zealand Herald

Sadie Frost on new book Nourish: Mind, Body & Soul

Feed the body, nourish the spirit and beautify as you do so. This is the ethos behind the latest health and wellbeing book, a compendium of tips for feeling good, by London-based Amber Rose, Sadie Frost and Holly Davidson.


Related Topix: New-Age, Body + Soul, Recipes, Fitness, Yoga, Life, Food, Nutrition

Tay FM

Barbara Streisand Admits To Suffering Nerves

Partners, out on Wednesday, includes songs with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie, and a 'virtual' duet with Elvis Presley. In a rare interview, the performer told Sky News: "I loved working with all the guys, and being surrounded by so much talent, it was fun actually.


Related Topix: Stevie Wonder, Classical, Andrea Bocelli

Rock Hall Anniversary: Issac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul

AUGUST 5: Isaac Hayes performs on the Open Air stage during the third day of the Big Chill music festival at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills on August 5, 2007 in Herefordshire, England. In the 1960s, R&B and soul music was defined by labels such as Motown and Stax, as well as artists including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and the Temptations.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Isaac Hayes, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Motown, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations

USA Today

Robin Thicke 'high and drunk' making 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke 'high and drunk' making 'Blurred Lines' He says he was high for every interview he did last year, too - including Oprah. Check out this story on It has been a rough couple of months for Robin Thicke.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop, Marvin Gaye

The Austin Chronicle

Soul Track Mind: Unbreakable

Sharon Jones ' new millennial emergence put sweet soul music back into the mainstream.


Related Topix: Bettye Lavette, Lee Fields, Mayer Hawthorne, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

Stevie Wonder to perform classic album on rare tour

Stevie Wonder will perform his classic album "Songs in the Key of Life" in full as he embarks on a rare tour across North America starting in November. File photo of Singer Stevie Wonder performing onstage during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Feb 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.


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Vanity Fair

Playwright Tom Stoppard Brings The Real Thing Back to Broadway

The great man met me for a light lunch at Orso, the showbiz hangout in the heart of Broadway, during a break from rehearsing the revival of his Tony Award-winning 1982 play, The Real Thing. A congenial, reserved, charming man, he still loves the unequaled, frenetic excitement of Broadway, less so its pneumatic drills.


Related Topix: The Real Thing, Theater, Arts

Brian Grazer honoured at Deauville

Brian Grazer was joined on stage by Sir Mick Jagger as he was honoured for his film career in Deauville. The producer collected a career award at Deauville American Film Festival before the European premiere of his James Brown biopic Get On Up, which he made with the Rolling Stones star.


Related Topix: Brian Grazer, Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Get On Up

St. Augustine Record

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