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5 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

'The Pleasures of Being Out of Step': The documentary details the varied career of writer Nat Hentoff

Nat Hentoff , the longtime former Village Voice columnist and First Amendment advocate, is the subject of David L. Lewis's laudatory documentary, "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step," and the title says it all.


Related Topix: Billie Holiday, Jazz, Movies, Entertainment

4 hrs ago |

Grand Jury To Decide Flavor Flav's Fate In Speeding Case

Members of a New York grand jury have been tasked with deciding whether hip-hop veteran Flavor Flav should be indicted on traffic and drugs charges following an arrest in January .


Related Topix: Flavor Flav, Rap, Public Enemy

8 hrs ago | KNEK-FM Lafayette

Usher Gives Behind the Scenes Look into Pharrell-Produced Single, "She Came to Give It to You"

This week saw the release of Usher 's new single, "She Came to Give It to You" , featuring Nicki Minaj , lifted from his upcoming album.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Usher, R-N-B

9 hrs ago |

Comedian Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart over accident that injured him, killed another comedian

In this Nov. 3, 2012, file photo,Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.


Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Celebrities, Eddie Murphy, Pop/Rock, Truckers, Trenton, NJ, Entertainment

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Dr. Dre Sues Over Counterfeit Beats By Dre Products

Hip-hop superproducer DR. DRE is taking legal action against bosses behind a group of Chinese websites selling illegal counterfeits of his hugely popular Beats by Dre headphones.


Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Rap


Brown exits New Edition tour to focus on health

In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 file photo, singer Bobby Brown, arrives at the Soul Train Awards at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.


Related Topix: Bobby Brown, R-N-B, New Edition, Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Entertainment

The Modesto Bee

Alabama, Kid Rock headline Mobile's BayFest

Performers also include Cee-Lo Green, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Ludacris and Thompson Square.


Related Topix: Alabama, Country, Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Modesto, CA

KLAL-FM Little Rock

First Look at Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston

Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic just started shooting, but it seems star Yaya DaCosta already has the iconic singer's look down.


Related Topix: Yaya DaCosta, Whitney Houston, Pop/Rock

KLAL-FM Little Rock

Jermaine Dupri Discusses Mariah Carey's Low Album Sales for "Me. I Am Mariaha The Elusive Chanteuse" [From ABC News]

Mariah Carey may have earned the lowest first-week sales figures of her career with her latest album Me.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop, Jermaine Dupri, Rap

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Hampton production brings the King of Pop back to life

For many performers, the prospect of stepping into Michael Jackson's high-flying shoes - imitating the legendary King of Pop on stage - would be more than a little intimidating.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Hampton, VA, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

Asbury Park Press

Did star lawyer botch suitcase murder case?Did star lawyer botch...

Did star lawyer botch suitcase murder case? Melanie McGuire blames attorney Joseph Tacopina Check out this story on Melanie McGuire - the former Woodbridge resident convicted of killing her husband, dismembering his body, packing it in suitcases and tossing it off a bridge in Virginia - says her former ... (more)


Related Topix: Virginia, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, State Prisons, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, Prison

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Legal Battle Over Michael Jackson Documentary Heats Up

Filmmakers behind a new Michael Jackson documentary have stepped up their legal battle against the King of Pop's estate executors in a bid to clear the way for the movie's release.


Related Topix: Michael Jackson, Dance, Pop/Rock

San Bernardino County Sun

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) among headliners at Viva! Pomona

Nic Offer, lead singer of Sacramento dance punk act !!! , doesn't feel like the mixed reviews for his band's latest album “Thriller” were fair as critics may have taken the album name a bit too literal.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Long Beach, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Methow Valley News Home Page

Elements of - Earth, Wind and Fire' interpreted at Winthrop Gallery

From the tiniest details in Northcott's pine needle baskets, to the weathered wood of Schwab's tables and benches, to the breathtaking Icelandic landscapes captured through the lens of Kirkland's Nikon, the scope of the exhibit will require the viewer to stand back, examine closely, and see the pieces from many points of view.


Related Topix: Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Retail, Kirkland's, Household Products

The Florida Times-Union

Ticket Tracker: Earth, Wind & Fire returning to St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Lead singer Philip Bailey and bass player Verdine White lead Earth, Wind & Fire as they perform during the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept.


Related Topix: Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Soul, Philip Bailey


California man faces prison for economic espionage

A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced for a rare economic-espionage conviction.


Related Topix: Miles Davis, Jazz, Duke Ellington, US News, US Supreme Court, Weather

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Journal

Jazz fans seek ways to spend eternity with greats

At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the demand.


Related Topix: Miles Davis, Jazz, Duke Ellington, Celia Cruz, Latin

Brandon Sun

Dispute on tiny Bahamas island pits ultra-wealthy against each other

A land development dispute between some of the world's wealthiest people in one of the world's most exclusive communities has escalated on a small island in the Bahamas.


Related Topix: Thunderball, Action Movies, Thriller, Adventure, Celebrities, Sean Connery, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson

WIS-TV Columbia

Your Week in Music: We can't 'Let it go' when it comes to 'Frozen'

Wish your kids could "let it go" with the Frozen thing? Sorry, parents, grandparents and anyone in the vicinity of a small child, we're pretty sure that's not happening anytime soon.


Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Hip-Hop, The Pink Floyd, Pop/Rock

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Usher Earns 13th No.1 on R&B Airplay Chart

The singer's new single, "Good Kisser," has soared to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, according to Billboard .


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Usher, R-N-B