February 10, 2007 |
Gerald Levert "In My Songs" (Atlantic) * * * When Gerald Levert died suddenly of heart failure in November at 40, fans were deprived of the soulful, romantic singer they called "Teddy Bear," and the pop music world lost one of that increasingly rare breed, the R&B auteur.
July 4, 2012 |
CBS This Morning Audra McDonald; Bonnie Raitt. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Loans for fertility treatments; crafts; summer style; eating environments. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Salma Hayek; Rhys Ifans; co-host Carrie Ann Inaba. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Celebrating family; Troy Dunn. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Mary McCormack; chef Paul Bartolotta.
October 25, 1987 |
* 1/2 MARLON JACKSON. "Baby Tonight." Capitol. * * 1/2 LEVERT. "The Big Throwdown." Atlantic. Former Jacksons member Marlon Jackson has produced his own debut solo album and written most of the tracks. He shows promise, especially when it comes to cooking up a chunky, fat-bottomed dance jam. But as a singer, Jackson is toe-curlingly bad. (And unlike the street vernacular in big brother Michael's hit of the same name, that ain't good.
March 21, 1996 |
Three-night stands by James Taylor and Santana and the return of "Tommy" are among the highlights of the Greek Theatre and Universal Amphitheatre seasons, which will both begin advance subscription sales on Sunday. The Who's "Tommy," which played at Universal for six weeks in 1994, will be back June 5-6. Taylor is scheduled for Sept. 17-19.
February 6, 1989 |
Replacing a cog here, a valve there, the Temptations are one Detroit model that has managed to keep running strong for almost 30 years--and a few weeks ago the definitive Motown soul group was awarded a designated parking place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But even a classic car won't yield peak performance if it is missing a spark plug.
December 18, 2006 |
It's been a pretty good couple of weeks for Corinne Bailey Rae. First, she got three key Grammy nominations, which boosted her status as this year's hot newcomer a la Norah Jones/Alicia Keys. Then she had a prominent mention on Thursday's episode of the pop-culture-aware "Scrubs." And Saturday she was the must-see buzz artist at Stevie Wonder's 11th annual House Full of Toys benefit at the Gibson Amphitheatre -- along with Wonder himself, of course.
November 29, 1993 |
LL Cool J, no gangsta rapper he, came to Southern California, heartland of gang-inspired rap, and got dissed with a big orange salute. It wasn't a gang salute. In fact, if there were any gang members present Saturday night at the Celebrity Theatre, they were on good behavior. Other than the usual delays that stretched three acts playing two hours of music into a 3 1/2-hour marathon, the evening went off without a problem.