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February 24, 1995 | DENNIS HUNT
More than any other popular R&B vocal group of the '70s, the Commodores stretched the boundaries of the genre as it branched out from its funk-gospel roots into country and sweet pop. Fortunately, most of the songs on this two-disc set--including "Brick House" and "Sail On"--are from the '70s and not the lame, post-Lionel Richie period in the '80s. Reissues are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (essential).
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April 24, 2014 | By David Ng
Officials at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have announced the recovery of long-unseen digital images that the late pop artist created on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985. The museum announced Thursday that the images were extracted from floppy disks that Warhol had used to save the files. The images had been inaccessible for years due to the obsolete Commodore format, the museum said. In the '80s Warhol was commissioned by Commodore International to create art with the Amiga to demonstrate its graphic arts capabilities, according to the museum.
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June 21, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
An announcement by the black American pop group the Commodores that they will perform in South Africa next month drew criticism Tuesday in Johannesburg where black South African artists vowed to do everything legally possible to stop the event. The Commodores are scheduled to appear in Bophuthatswana for seven performances starting July 7, despite a U.N.-led cultural boycott to protest South Africa's apartheid policies. Members of the all-black U.S. recording group acknowledged that their decision made them a target of the anti-apartheid movement and possible blacklisting but pledged to criticize apartheid while in South Africa.
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October 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Wearing a black leather jacket over black leather trousers, Lionel Richie stood on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl with his arms raised high over his head, as though he were an athlete or a military commander -- someone, at any rate, with a deep feeling of triumph. Last year the veteran pop-soul singer scored his first No. 1 album in over a quarter-century with “Tuskegee,” on which he teamed with a number of country acts for new versions of his old hits: a duet with Willie Nelson on “Easy,” for instance, and “Endless Love” with Shania Twain filling in for Diana Ross.
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November 1, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
After dropping six consecutive games, Saturday's 27-13 victory over Rutgers at Nashville, Tenn., was a welcome relief for Vanderbilt Coach Watson Brown and his Commodores. "This gets us our confidence back," said Vandy quarterback Eric Jones, who completed 19 of 26 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 101 yards in 17 carries. "I think this win means we are a good team and shows we could have won some of our other games," Jones said of the Commodores (2-6).
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March 24, 1994 | Associated Press
Kerry Kittles sank two free throws with five seconds remaining as Villanova (18-12) was a 76-74 winner over Xavier (22-8) on Wednesday night in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals at Villanova, Pa. Vanderbilt 89, Clemson 74--Billy McCaffrey scored 27 points for the Commodores (19-11) in their victory over the Tigers (18-16) at Nashville, Tenn.
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March 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
We are asking you to predict the winners of each of the NCAA basketball tournament regionals today, and moving on to the East Regional. A quick breakdown before we get to the poll: Top four seeds: Syracuse (31-2), Ohio State (27-7), Florida State (24-9), Wisconsin (24-9). Upset specials: No. 12 Harvard over No. 5 Vanderbilt, No. 10 West Virginia over No. 7 Gonzaga. 2012 NCAA tournament interactive brackets Mike Hiserman's rim shots: --With its upset of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference title game, Vanderbilt may have become something of a trendy tournament darkhorse.
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February 3, 2002
Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman danced on the sideline with the Vanderbilt cheerleaders. The Commodores hugged near midcourt after the final buzzer, and their fans didn't want to leave. Then again, victories over instate rival Tennessee are few and far between. Chantelle Anderson scored all of her 22 points in the second half as No. 8 Vanderbilt rallied from an 11-point deficit to upset second-ranked Tennessee, 76-59, Saturday night at Nashville.
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October 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Wearing a black leather jacket over black leather trousers, Lionel Richie stood on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl with his arms raised high over his head, as though he were an athlete or a military commander -- someone, at any rate, with a deep feeling of triumph. Last year the veteran pop-soul singer scored his first No. 1 album in over a quarter-century with “Tuskegee,” on which he teamed with a number of country acts for new versions of his old hits: a duet with Willie Nelson on “Easy,” for instance, and “Endless Love” with Shania Twain filling in for Diana Ross.
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February 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Purdue had just taken down Big Ten leader Indiana, but Coach Gene Keady wasn't satisfied. Troy Lewis scored 18 points as the sixth-ranked Boilermakers defeated the third-ranked Hoosiers, 75-64, Thursday night at West Lafayette, Ind. The victory left Purdue (22-3 overall, 13-2 in the Big Ten) a half-game behind the Hoosiers (23-3, 14-2). "We're still climbing the ladder, playing for the (conference) championship," Keady said after his team snapped the Hoosiers' nine-game winning streak.
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November 2, 2012 | By Todd Martens
The 8-bit world of "Wreck-It Ralph" brought English composer Henry Jackman back to his roots. His musical studies began long before his classical training at the University of Oxford and were initially of the more chiptune variety.  Jackman remembers his first-ever paid gig in the music industry was converting audio for games to play on the Commodore 64, a home computing system that rose to prominence in the late '80s. "I was maybe 16," said Jackman, who at the time was working on the Virgin Interactive game "M.C.
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April 12, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Jack Tramiel, the tough and aggressive Commodore International founder who brought millions of people into the world of personal computers in the late 1970s and early '80s with his low-cost PCs, has died. He was 83. Tramiel, who lived in Monte Sereno, Calif., died Sunday at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto , said his son, Leonard. He had been suffering from congestive heart failure for many years. A Polish-born survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp who began his business career with a typewriter repair shop in the Bronx in the early 1950s, Tramiel (pronounced tra-MELL)
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March 12, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
A look at the top four seeded teams 1. Syracuse. Omen alert: The Orange were undefeated at home in the Carrier Dome this season. The last time that happened, in 2002-03, they won the national title. 2. Ohio State. A four-point loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game cost the Buckeyes a No. 1 seed. But consider this: foul trouble limited Jared Sullinger to six minutes in the first half. 3. Florida State. The Seminoles won eight of their last 10 games, including victories over sixth-ranked Duke and fourth-ranked North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
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March 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
We are asking you to predict the winners of each of the NCAA basketball tournament regionals today, and moving on to the East Regional. A quick breakdown before we get to the poll: Top four seeds: Syracuse (31-2), Ohio State (27-7), Florida State (24-9), Wisconsin (24-9). Upset specials: No. 12 Harvard over No. 5 Vanderbilt, No. 10 West Virginia over No. 7 Gonzaga. 2012 NCAA tournament interactive brackets Mike Hiserman's rim shots: --With its upset of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference title game, Vanderbilt may have become something of a trendy tournament darkhorse.
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April 8, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
Commodore 64, the hottest-selling personal computer in the 1980s, is back — with the same bulky breadbox look but updated with the latest technology. Appealing to nostalgic computer buffs, a Florida company re-created the PC and began selling it Tuesday. The company, Commodore USA, said it sold out the first batch in 24 hours. It declined to say how many units that was. The company licensed the rights to the Commodore trademark last September. "It looks just like the original Commodore 64, with even the old-style keyboard," said Barry Altman, Commodore USA's chief executive.
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January 7, 2011
Ducks tonight VS. COLUMBUS When: 7 p.m. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 21-18-4, Blue Jackets 20-17-3. Record vs. Blue Jackets: 0-2-0 . Update: The Ducks are trying to get back on track after a three-game winning streak ended Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to Nashville that included two empty-net goals. Winger Jason Blake skated Thursday but remains day to day because of a shoulder injury.
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March 2, 2008 | Jim Litke, Associated Press
Tennessee and Coach Bruce Pearl's reign atop college basketball lasted only slightly longer than a Kelvin Sampson recruiting call. But a lack of poise or strategy wasn't what sealed the Vols' fate against Vanderbilt. It was their legs. So don't write them off come tournament time just because the 18th-ranked Commodores handled Tennessee's vaunted pressure and rode Shan Foster's hot hand to a 72-69 upset. The Vols aren't going away. Despite plenty of evidence that his kids simply ran out of gas, Pearl said instead, "We just kind of ran out of time."
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March 12, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
A look at the top four seeded teams 1. Syracuse. Omen alert: The Orange were undefeated at home in the Carrier Dome this season. The last time that happened, in 2002-03, they won the national title. 2. Ohio State. A four-point loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game cost the Buckeyes a No. 1 seed. But consider this: foul trouble limited Jared Sullinger to six minutes in the first half. 3. Florida State. The Seminoles won eight of their last 10 games, including victories over sixth-ranked Duke and fourth-ranked North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
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March 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. -- Privately, some Siena players wondered in recent days if their counterparts on the Vanderbilt roster knew any of their names. If the Commodores didn't, they surely do now. Kenny Hasbrouck and Tay Fisher personally saw to that, and the Saints have another colossal upset to add to the team's NCAA tournament legacy.
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March 2, 2008 | Jim Litke, Associated Press
Tennessee and Coach Bruce Pearl's reign atop college basketball lasted only slightly longer than a Kelvin Sampson recruiting call. But a lack of poise or strategy wasn't what sealed the Vols' fate against Vanderbilt. It was their legs. So don't write them off come tournament time just because the 18th-ranked Commodores handled Tennessee's vaunted pressure and rode Shan Foster's hot hand to a 72-69 upset. The Vols aren't going away. Despite plenty of evidence that his kids simply ran out of gas, Pearl said instead, "We just kind of ran out of time."
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