December 26, 1985 |
The cameras may soon be rolling again at the old Mack Sennett Studio in Echo Park. But this time, instead of capturing the bumbling antics of silent film clowns such as the Keystone Kops, they will be following the energetic movements of people who aren't expected to trip up each other: the youthful dancers of "Soul Train."
October 27, 2012 |
Eight months ago at private Hollywood venue the Sayers Club, Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr. stood on a tiny stage with his backing band and performed to a small but capacity crowd of handpicked music industry insiders. The 28-year-old player, who came up in a storied Austin blues scene that takes its music seriously, had just been signed by Warner Bros. Records, after years of being managed by his mother from the family's kitchen table and releasing music independently. Last week, Warner released his major label debut, "Blak and Blu. " Though Clark had established himself in Texas and had just released a new four-song EP, most were there as much out of curiosity as drooling anticipation.
February 28, 2013 |
Richard Street, the former vocalist for the groundbreaking and best-selling R&B act The Temptations, died Wednesday. He was 70. Street sang on many of the group's most popular singles, including “Papa Was A Rollin' Stone,” “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are),” “Heavenly” and “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style).” Street was born in Detroit, the home of Motown Records, the label that shepherded the group to prominence. Street performed in an early pre-Temptations group with future Temptations founder Otis Williams.
January 5, 2005 |
Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis will be among the 10 recipients of lifetime achievement awards at this year's Grammy ceremony. The honorees, which span rock, country, R&B, blues, jazz and classical music, also include Eddy Arnold, Art Blakey, the original members of the Carter Family, composer-conductor Morton Gould, Jelly Roll Morton, blues pianist Pinetop Perkins and the Staple Singers. The awards will be acknowledged during a special ceremony Feb.
February 14, 1990 |
Hit British artists Soul II Soul took the top nominations in four categories Tuesday for the fourth annual Soul Train Awards. Nominees in three categories included such veterans as Quincy Jones and Luther Vandross, along with Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown and Eric Gable. Winners will be announced during a two-hour syndicated live telecast from the Shrine Auditorium on March 14.
June 18, 2008 |
"Soul Train," the television show that featured Michael Jackson and James Brown, was sold to MadVision Entertainment Inc. and will be put back into production. The purchase includes control of archives from the dance show's 37-year run, MadVision spokeswoman Elaine Garza said Tuesday. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
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October 19, 2008 |
Don Cornelius, the 72-year-old creator and longtime host of the television show "Soul Train," was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence, police said. Los Angeles police were called to Cornelius' home in the 12000 block of Mulholland Drive about 7:15 p.m. Friday, said Officer Norma Eisenman. Cornelius was arrested and taken to Van Nuys Jail about 45 minutes later, Eisenman said. Police did not identify the alleged victim. No one was taken to the hospital after the incident, according to police reports.
February 1, 2012 |
Kodak wants out of Tinsel Town. Eastman Kodak Co., in a filing in its bankruptcy court case in New York this week, asked to be released from its 2000 naming rights deal with the Hollywood Boulevard theater that hosts the Oscars. Under the contract, the company had the naming rights “in exchange for a significant annual fee.” The move by the photographic film company comes after it filed for bankruptcy last month faced with a flailing business model born in the pre-digital age. It also comes as discussions have begun to move the annual Academy Awards ceremony out of Hollywood and to the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
September 21, 1991 |
The new season rolls on. Tonight, fans of NBC's popular sitcoms finally get a respite from reruns as "The Golden Girls" at 8 p.m. and "Empty Nest" at 9 p.m. present their season premieres in their new time slots. A new sitcom called "The Torkelsons" premieres in between at 8:30 (4)(36)(39). Sunday, ABC presents the season openers of "Life Goes On" at 7 p.m., "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 8 and "America's Funniest People" at 8:30 p.m. (7)(3)(10)(42).