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I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness. It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...
Youman Fullard Sr., who fulfilled a lifelong dream when he and his wife took over ownership of the Yellow Bowl Restaurant and turned it into one of the city's most sought-after soul food destinations, died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's...
Quick quiz: What do LL Cool J, The Rock, 50 Cent, Karl Malone, Don King, Lynn Swann, Wilt Chamberlain, Eldridge Cleaver, Peter Boulware, Tony Dungy and Alveda King, (niece of Martin Luther King Jr.) have in common? If you guessed membership in the...
Welcome to the Adele show. Just as she dominated radio this past year, Adele will likely walk away with a handful of shiny gramophones on Sunday night (8 p.m., WJZ/CBS). But this is show business - there are no guarantees (except that host LL Cool J...
Voicing disappointment over Grammy nominations is similar to complaining to your friends at recess that your 70-year-old teacher just "doesn't get it." In other words, it's pointless, other than feeling slightly better that you made the injustice known to...
[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions...
Tags: L.A. Reid, Armed Forces, Defense, Simon Cowell, Malcolm X
Knight Ridder/tribuneComing this fall: The Drama of the Troubled Diva. For the next four months, many of pop's juiciest plot lines will feature female singers struggling back from the brink. They include Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and TLC, all of whom have spent far...
Tags: Phil Collins, Tom Petty, Beyonce, Clive Davis, Mark Knopfler
Sun Pop Music CriticIsaac Hayes is looking for some juice. Calling from his cell phone, the singer-songwriter walks around a health food store in Memphis, his hometown. His days as a consistent hit maker may be long gone, but the pop-soul legend, who headlines Artscape...
Tags: Family, Otis Redding, Recording Studios, Artscape, Mount Royal
It's only been a few years since Baltimore's ailing AFRAM event was redesigned and transformed into the African-American Heritage Festival, but the new celebration has already developed a huge following and a positive reputation. "It's the combination of...
Monday brought a refreshing wave of concert announcements, with the Hampton Jazz Festival unveiling its lineup and the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth offering word of two significant shows. The Kings of the Mic Tour, featuring hip-hop legends LL...
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