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  • Remembering Don Cornelius: 'Soul Train' was beloved in Baltimore; 92Q holds 'soul train line' in tribute

    Remembering Don Cornelius: 'Soul Train' was beloved in Baltimore; 92Q holds 'soul train line' in tribute
    At the height of its popularity, "Soul Train" felt like a religion in Baltimore. The Saturday daytime show hosted by the late Don Cornelius was not to be missed — like church or the early seasons of "Saturday Night Live," according to Tim Watts,...
  • Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70. Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
  • Neal Sabin: The programming mastermind behind Me-TV

     Neal Sabin: The programming mastermind behind Me-TV
    Neal Sabin knows a hit television series when he sees it. Not the one-hit wonders, or this season's sensation, but the shows that endure for viewing after viewing, year after year. Now in his 20th year at Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, a small,...
  • 'Soul Train' is headed to Broadway

    'Soul Train' is headed to Broadway
    "Soul Train" is on track for Broadway, it was announced today. The producer Matthew Weaver said he had acquired the first-class stage rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC, to the musical TV show, which was created in Chicago in 1970 by the late Don...
  • Review: 'Soul Train' by Questlove and 'Love, Peace, and Soul' by Ericka Blount Danois

    Review: 'Soul Train' by Questlove and 'Love, Peace, and Soul' by Ericka Blount Danois
    At its artistic peak in the early '70s, "Soul Train" may have been the most aesthetically triumphant program in television history. With exquisite camera work showcasing the creative, kinetic energy of impossibly fashionable Los Angeles teenagers reacting...
  • Questlove writes a 'Soul Train' book

    Questlove writes a 'Soul Train' book
    Wide lapels and afros. Metallic jumpsuits and headbands. Baggy pants and fades. The weekly dance and music show "Soul Train" had it all over its 37-year run, launching the careers of countless black artists and proving that America was indeed ready for...
  • 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...
  • Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'

    Don Cornelius dies at 75; creator of 'Soul Train'
    The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand." Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
  • 'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary

    'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary
    "Soul Train." the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary Monday in concert at Pritzer Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago soul greats Jerry Butler, the...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
  • Broadcast museum opens with question about $6 million state jobs grant

    Broadcast museum opens with question about $6 million state jobs grant
    Two years after a $6 million jobs grant from the state jump-started construction on its new building, the Museum of Broadcast Communications has a lot to show for it: 18,000 square feet of television and radio exhibits, recordings and memorabilia that...
  • Don Cornelius and the 'Soul Train' still grooving 40 years later

     
    Approximately 35 years after their creative apogees, names like James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, Barry White and Aretha Franklin exist as almost afterthoughts. Their legendary status is so secure as to be taken for granted. Their...