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The Supremes (music group)

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  • Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder

    Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder
    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...
  • 50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South

    50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South
    Sometimes I'll tackle a white-hot topic in this space that inspires readers to become writers. Amid the slings and arrows of rejoinder, some gracious letter-writer might offer an attaboy for my "courage." And I smile. But not for the reason you...
  • 'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary

    'Soul Train' concert to celebrate 40-year anniversary
    "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...
  • Top weekend shows: Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, Jimmy Webb

    Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax: These three titans are part of something called the “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival,” which includes eight metal bands. The headliner is Slipknot, but Slayer (even with guitarist Jeff Hanneman sidelined,...
  • My Turn: Bustin' more than a move

    My Turn: Bustin' more than a move
    "They shoot horses, don't they?" I was panting heavily. My daughters looked bewildered. Obviously, my reference to the 1969 movie — wherein Jane Fonda nearly dances herself to death during a marathon — utterly escaped them. My frustration was...
  • A Remembrance: Teena Marie

    A Remembrance: Teena Marie
    Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves. The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
  • Should gay-rights leaders been careful what they wished for?

     
    From A Losing Proposition -- Why gay-rights leaders don’t want their big Prop 8 victory to go to the Supreme Court By Will Oremus(Slate) It’s still a risk-reward calculation. The most likely positive outcome, should the 9th Circuit’s...
  • Ledisi, Questlove, Mark Bradford pay tribute to Diana Ross

     
    In putting together this overview of the five-decade career of Diana Ross, who this Saturday will be presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Recording Academy, her first-ever Grammy, the goal was to speak to people across disciplines and...
  • Whitney Houston's posthumous turn: As star of 'Sparkle'

     
    The death of Whitney Houston at the age of 48 is a deep loss for the music world. But it also has reverberations in another artistic realm--the movies. Houston had recently finished shooting "Sparkle," the remake of the 1976 Irene Cara film that, eerily,...
  • Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle': Could it come before August?

     
    The movie “Sparkle,” Whitney Houston’s final recorded work, has been the subject of intense interest since the pop star died in Beverly Hills on Saturday....
  • Concert review: Diana Ross at Universal’s Mardi Gras

     
    Diva is a word that's often associated with Diana Ross, the iconic star that helped define the Motown sound in the 1960s and remains the voice of the Supremes almost 50 years later. She seemed a lot tougher than that on Saturday, though, as she...
  • Michael Bolton, finally secure of success, records Motown, laughs at himself

     
    With his big, bombastic voice, it's no surprise Michael Bolton has sung Motown songs throughout his career. He did The Supremes' "Back in My Arms Again," on his 1983 debut album for Columbia Records. He did The Four Tops' "Reach......