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  • 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...
  • Heavy D dies at 44; singer who shaped rap music

    Heavy D dies at 44; singer who shaped rap music
    Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44. Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the...
  • '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...
  • Album review: R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back'

    Album review: R. Kelly, 'Write Me Back'
    3 stars (out of 4) On his 2010 album, "Love Letter,"R. Kellybegan strolling through his late mother’s record collection, the soul ballads and stepping songs that soundtracked his young life while growing up on Chicago’s South Side. They...
  • 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...
  • ABC pumps up 'Great Pumpkin' with rapping Charlie Brown

     
    Charlie Brown may never kick that football or pitch a winning game, but turns out the kid's not a half-bad rapper. ABC is running a beefed-up version of last year's promo of "Charlie B," extolling the virtues, over a hip-hop......
  • Album review: Quincy Jones' 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra'

     
    With an absurdly impressive guest list numbering into the dozens, “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra” features only two holdovers (LL Cool J and the late Barry White) from “Q’s Jook Joint,” Quincy Jones’ similarly star-studded 1995 disc. That lack of...
  • The new rap language: Recent and notable hip-hop downloads from Fiend, Danny Brown, Killer Mike and more

     
    The following records reflect a few of the worthwhile rap releases let loose over the last week. Be forewarned: Most, if not all of these songs contain foul langugage. Fiend -- "Tennis Shoes & Tuxedos" Best known to the masses......
  • Tonight: Extra ‘Best of Broadway,’ ‘Aida’ industry-night, ‘Virginia Woolf’

     
    Not often there are two theater choices on a Monday but tonight there are actually three: “Best of Broadway,” “Aida” and “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park has added an extra ...
  • Mildred Pierce, Part 3: Fight or fight

     
    Mildred Pierce part 3, recapped. Everybody is fighting, fighting....
  • Footage from Kanye West's unaired 'hip-hop Muppet show' leaks

     
    Kanye West's unaired 'hip-hop muppet show' leaks online...
  • Live review: Aimee Mann at the Wiltern

     
    Aimee Mann's annual holiday shows are most wistful than celebratory, and this year was another blue Christmas showcase, with shots of comedy for good measure....