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Around 1996, the phrase "neo-soul" got folks all excited. With the emergence of the Fugees and Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and Maxwell, those keeping up with urban music were relieved to find an alternative to the cartoonish gangsta-isms of...
Tags: Science, Snoop Dogg, Biology, Music, Mary J. Blige
RedEye"Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the...
Tags: Norah Jones, Music, R. Kelly, Aerosmith (music group), Rihanna
Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73....
"The Walking Dead," which has already shattered viewer records for AMC, scored another milestone with its season finale. The end of the third season of the zombie apocalypse drama scored its biggest audience ever with 12.4 million viewers Sunday night,...
Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday. She was with her father, who was sitting in a minivan in Chicago on the night of March 11 when someone opened fire. Doctors worked 17 hours trying to repair what a bullet had done to her body, but to no avail. She...
Tags: Lobbying, Judaism, Easter, Shootings, Entertainment Events
The "American Idol" top 8 tackled the music of Detroit on Wednesday. That turned out to mean mostly Motown, but also, incongruously, a song by Madonna -- "Michigan's own Material Girl," Ryan Seacrest reminded us – and a countrified version of it...
Soul-fired vocalists Terri Walker and Nicole Wray both sound vindicated when they talk about their new collaborative project, Lady, and self-titled debut album on the respected Brooklyn-based indie label Truth & Soul. Both singers had success early in...
"Make me wanna holler, way they do my life." — Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues" Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of...
3.5 stars (out of 4) For the last year, Rhye made music under a cloak of anonymity. Who exactly was making this intoxicating sound? The airy, androgynous vocals led many listeners (and more than a few reviewers) to conclude that the lead singer was a...
Tags: Music, Sade (music artist)
The Winter Park Playhouse will pay tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, the Andrews Sisters and the music of Neil Sedaka during its 2013-14 season. The theater's slate of musical comedies will also feature the well-known off-Broadway shows "Forever Plaid,"...
FrameworkContinuing along the path of “big-picture” story telling, this week’s selections look at projects that are built out of collaboration. It is the combination of individual experiences and stories, that when told together give a wider...
DETROIT - For such a little house on West Grand Boulevard, a lot of big things came out of Hitsville, U.S.A. That's often a challenge for the Motown Museum, situated in the cozy confines of the label's original headquarters, as it seeks to convey both...
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