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Jackie Wilson

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  • Bethune-Cookman dominates Hampton University 42-12

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hampton University's offensive renaissance came sputtering to a halt on Saturday against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's best defense in a 42-12 loss at Bethune-Cookman. The Pirates, who'd gone 4-1 since shaking up...
  • Songs, not stories, get top billing in 'Motown'

    Songs, not stories, get top billing in 'Motown'
    NEW YORK — Berry Gordy, the man who discovered Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells (and on and on), was a peerless record producer when it came to handpicking talent and building careers. But Berry Gordy, the...
  • Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music

    Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music
    The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
  • Florida turns away Tennessee after losing quarterback Jeff Driskel

    Florida turns away Tennessee after losing quarterback Jeff Driskel
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over...
  • Hi Fi Hop gave Kansas teens a place to rock 'n' roll

    Hi Fi Hop gave Kansas teens a place to rock 'n' roll
    In the early 1950's a new kind of music called rock 'n' roll was taking over the airwaves. Girls in poodle skirts and guys in wing-tipped shoes danced to songs by Frankie Avalon and Elvis Presley. And for the next decade, a locally produced TV show called...
  • Dr. John diverts praise for new disc with Black Keys guitarist, Grammy, Rock Hall to others

     
    Even after a solo recording career that this year marks 45 years, even after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, even after winning his sixth Grammy Award in February for his newest album, “Locked Down,” famed......
  • How the Rascals got their groove back

    How the Rascals got their groove back
    In a way, Steven Van Zandt wishes he could be in two places. Of course, the rock guitarist and actor (“The Sopranos”) would like to stay on the Wrecking Ball Tour in Europe with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. But he also wishes...
  • Al Jolson tribute at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale

    Al Jolson tribute at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale
    Al Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death. At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
  • Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
  • On the eve the grand opening on Clark Street, 10 moments in Black Ensemble's 35-year history

    Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism." Most...
  • A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards

    A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards
    Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
  • Daring 'Gaye' delivers stories and songs

    Daring 'Gaye' delivers stories and songs
    When Black Ensemble Theatre opened its beautiful new building in November, it did so with a show, "The Jackie Wilson Story," that not only was under-rehearsed but was merely a pro forma remount of a hit from the past. The second, far more successful...