| Sep 2, 2011
"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...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Her Facebook page was, according to state prosecutors, "a shrine to alcohol, lewdness and debauchery," and they used photos posted there to help put Alia Altajir away for three years in the women's prison in Niantic.
Last week, Connecticut's State...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:33 PM
If Joe Paterno quits now, he will go out under a cloud that will last for eternity, not just for him but for Penn State University as a whole. It may be out of his hands, the forces of mass hysteria being what they are, but the only way Paterno could...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:31 PM
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The friction you sense isn't fiction. Your outgoing nature can't be squashed by mere mortals, but you should be sensitive to signs that co-workers or the boss are aggravated by your take charge manner.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):...
| Dec 14, 2011
Sequin dresses, feathers and chiffon are on full display at the Wichita Art Museum. It's a new exhibit showing off a collection of dresses from the powerhouse Motown singing group, The Supremes.
Click here to see photos.
But beneath the frills, the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Tuesday's as good a day as any to hunker down in front of the desktop and crank out some work. Here are some playlists to pass the time as you break down those figures for the boss.
Greil Marcus’ October Real-Life Rock Top Ten (from Believer...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:32 PM
"Glee" star Dianna Agron talks about rockin' the Supremes, covering Madonna in Episode 10 and whether Quinn will be revealing the real baby daddy.... Dianna, who plays preggers cheerleader Quinn Fabray on the hit series, talked to the Dish Rag......
| Nov 15, 2009
| 4:32 PM
If the Shirelles canâ€™t quite do for â€śBaby Itâ€™s You!â€ť what Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons did for â€śJersey Boys,â€ť please donâ€™t blame the music. The sound of this path-breaking girl group, which skyrocketed up the charts in the......
| Mar 26, 2009
This week on American Idol the contestants were bringing the music of Motown! Motown Records is a record label originally based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. - the company was incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14,...
| Oct 10, 2008
Gov. Charlie Crist appoints to the Florida Supreme Court two appellate court judges with conservative political credentials, and the left predictably starts shouting this augurs the end of civilization in Florida as we know it.
Never mind that Charles T....
| Oct 18, 2008
Levi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72.