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  • 'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte

    'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte
    We're in Charlotte, and if you weren't a country music fan before tonight, chances are you just might be buying your first country CD in the morning. Recapping tonight's show was a bit challenging. We may have heard all of 10 auditions that really had...
  • 'American Idol' recap, The sudden death round

    'American Idol' recap, The sudden death round
    Ten ladies, one song, one chance, no mercy. It's the sudden death round. Contestants take the stage of The Mirage in Las Vegas, in front of their first live audience. This week's show begins with the ladies. The first ten will perform and only five will...
  • Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'

    Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'
    The gospel-truth, if you believe most of the history books: Aretha Franklin didn’t really find her true voice until she began working with producer Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1967. "My idea was to make good tracks, use the best players,...
  • Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'

    Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'
    Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
  • PASSINGS: Fontella Bass

    Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...
  • Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'

    Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'
    Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel. “I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...
  • Dean's Review: Prince at the United Center

    Dean's Review: Prince at the United Center
    It was a long night, but so worthwhile as Prince kicked off the first of three concerts at the United Center Monday night.   He’s very strict about not letting cameras in so we have to rely on file video and the ambiance of outside the arena to...
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • Prince at the United Center more fizzle than sizzle

    Prince at the United Center more fizzle than sizzle
    Prince’s concert Monday at the United Center didn’t really finish, it fizzled. The singer spent two hours working his band and the nearly full house, including an encore, and then walked off stage with a smile and a wave. The lights stayed...
  • Bringing the legend of Rodriguez to life, part 1

    Bringing the legend of Rodriguez to life, part 1
    Rodriguez.  Its a name recognized by many things in today’s society.  From athletes to movie stars, the name associates with many things.  Never has it been associated with the Detroit and the music Detroit it produced.  Until now. People often...
  • Tim McGraw's Favorite Faith Moment.. Vegas style

    Tim McGraw's Favorite Faith Moment.. Vegas style
    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul show at the Venetian Theater in Las Vegas continues this weekend. While the husband and wife stars enjoy singing duets with each other, one of Tim’s favorite things to do is just watch Faith perform each...
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  • Lake Nona's Mehdi El Attrach commits to Boston College

    Lake Nona's Mehdi El Attrach commits to Boston College
    Orlando Lake Nona wide receiver Mehdi El Attrach had a breakout season last year in the pass-heavy offense of Nona head coach Anthony Paradiso. So it’s only fitting that the 6-foot-1, 190-pound El Attrach committed to Boston College on Tuesday...
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  • Source: UConn-UMass To Play In Football In 2016

    Source: UConn-UMass To Play In Football In 2016
    UConn will play UMass at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough in 2016, a source confirmed. The story was first reported by the Daily Hampshire Gazette. UConn hasn't signed a contract but will do so, according to the source. The Gazette report also said the...
  • Koppen, Bottiglieri and Toman set to be inducted into the McDonald's All-Star Classic Hall of Fame

    On Thursday night at Nazareth, many of the area's best high school football players will get one last stage to showcase themselves at the 44th annual McDonald's Lehigh Valley All-Star Classic. On Wednesday night at the Northampton Community Center, three...
  • Louisville's arrival likely to bring welcome stability to ACC

     Louisville's arrival likely to bring welcome stability to ACC
    The ACC has expanded from nine to 15 members in the last decade, but if you want to see a growth spurt that would make Yao Ming blush, check out the University of Louisville. "When I took the job 17 years ago, I think our budget was $14.9 million,"...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • Lean retirement looms for Generation X

    Lean retirement looms for Generation X
    Vera Johnson from Seattle is barely making do, let alone saving for retirement. "I try to remain in the present moment and not live in fear of the future," said Johnson, who has neither retirement savings nor a college fund for her two children. "My...
  • Once Again, UConn Needs To Attract State Football Players

    Once Again, UConn Needs To Attract State Football Players
    UConn football coach Bob Diaco said it's important that Connecticut high school coaches know he and his staff care about them. Connecticut is not a hotbed for BCS-level talent, and it might sound like a broken record, but UConn still needs to do a better...
  • Geno On WTIC: UConn Made Mistakes With ACC; XL Has Problems

    Geno On WTIC: UConn Made Mistakes With ACC; XL Has Problems
    Geno Auriemma ended a three-hour stint as a WTIC-AM radio host Wednesday by admitting past legal action from UConn likely hindered its admission to the Atlantic Coast Conference and said only a focus on continued athletic success will help the athletic...
  • Crescenta Valley Briefs: Summer Beach Bus returns; Father's Day at La Crescenta Library

    The Summer Beach Bus will return to La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose beginning next week. The bus will head to Santa Monica Beach on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and on Labor Day. The fare is $3 for adults and children and $1.50 for...
  • Providence High graduates 'the little class that could'

    Providence High graduates 'the little class that could'
    When Providence High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, the class had 80 seniors, fewer students than usual graduating from the private Catholic school in Burbank, said Greg Castro, the school’s community outreach coordinator. There...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...