| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Sound Check strives keep presidential politics out of its music coverage, but here's news that we can't in good conscience ignore.
Stevie Wonder is playing a free Barack Obama campaign concert at Scope tonight in Norfolk. While admission is free, you'...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:08 AM
It's safe to say most political rallies don't end in a gigantic line dancing party, but that's exactly what unfolded Monday night as Stevie Wonder concluded a free pro-Barack Obama concert with his classic hit "Superstition."
The floor of Scope in...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Stevie Wonder performed his hits at a Barack Obama campaign rally in Norfolk on Monday, Nov. 5.
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:11 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actor Michael Clarke Duncan was laid to rest in a private funeral service on Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, Holly Robinson Peete, Loretta Devine and Stevie Wonder were among the celebrities who helped...
| Sep 9, 2012
Look ahead to the lineup of fall performances in Hampton Roads, and you'll discover an amazing breadth of talent from both visiting artists and regionally based arts organizations. Pop culture junkies as well as those who gravitate toward more serious...
| Mar 8, 2013
Cody Chesnutt believes in taking his time.
He earned widespread critical praise for his first album, the lo-fi, double disc “The Headphone Masterpiece” in 2002, when Chesnutt also lent his voice to the Roots’ “The Seed 2.0”-...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:53 AM
It was one nation under a groove at Barack Obama's victory celebration Tuesday night in Chicago.
Classic soul, R&B, funk, disco and Motown provided the soundtrack for the president's post-reelection bash, as throngs of Democratic Party faithful swayed to...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Soul Children of Chicago, a popular group of young singers, will be among the entertainers slated to perform in Washington during an inaugural event for children of military families, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday.
| Jan 18, 2013
If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old...
| Aug 28, 2011
When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther.
"You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Few can own a room like Robert Downey Jr., but the never-dull "Iron Man" star opted to concede the spotlight to Jamie Foxx at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel. Well, more like share it.
Foxx, who received the Renaissance Award Saturday at the Gene Siskel...