| Jan 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Recording Academy started ramping up for Sundayâs Grammy Awards on Tuesday night, honoring influential guitarist and educator Kenny Burrell as part of its annual Salute to Jazz. Held in the Grammy Museumâs cozy performance space, the evening...
| Oct 11, 2010
Solomon Burke, a pioneering singer-songwriter of so-called sweet soul music whose powerful ballads in the 1960s were a major influence on a generation of rock, R&B and pop vocalists, has died. He was in his early 70s.
Burke died early Sunday morning of...
| Jan 6, 2010
Willie Mitchell, an influential record producer, label head and musician who worked closely with singer Al Green and other stars to help mold the Memphis soul sound, died Tuesday. He was 81.
Mitchell died at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis,...
| Jan 30, 2010
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a Residential Burglary at 2217 Eastmere Drive in Harvey on Friday and located the body of Donald Bates in the rear of the residence with apparent gun shot wounds. He was pronounced dead on...
| Feb 2, 2010
As the investigation continues into the shooting death of Donald Bates who was shot and killed on January 29th, 2010 on Eastmere in Harvey, our Homicide investigators have identified several individuals they believe were involved Donald Bates' death.
| Feb 3, 2011
| 4:49 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy is finally getting some satisfaction, with Mick Jagger's first appearance on the Grammy stage.
The Rolling Stones frontman will perform at the Feb. 13 ceremony as part of a tribute to soul great Solomon Burke,...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 12:31 PM
Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
| Feb 14, 2011
Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire....
| Feb 14, 2011
Uprisings have been in the news of late, and here was another one. This year's Grammy Awards ceremony, telecast from Staples Center Sunday night, was a generational takeover and an airing of the widening gap between the traditional corporate music...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
| Jun 18, 2011
"Wanna buy a song for a dime?" For many startled UCLA students and Sunset Strip sightseers in the 1960s, that was the way Larry "Wild Man" Fischer introduced himself.
Anyone who took him up on his offer was rewarded with a brief, bellowing burst of...