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June 1, 1986 | CONNIE JOHNSON
"EMOTIONAL." Jeffrey Osborne. A&M. The field of male soul singers is as crowded as it's ever been. The excellent singers range from Luther Vandross with his formidable vocal savvy to current heartthrob Alexander O'Neal, who possesses his own special brand of suave appeal. And then there's Jeffrey Osborne, who's been in the thick of things for several years and shows no sign of weakening.
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March 1, 2013 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
The lineup for the 35th annual Playboy Jazz Festival has been announced, and in addition to the weekend-long concert's signature mix of jazz, funk and R&B, the festival also revealed that comic and former late-night host George Lopez will take over for longtime host Bill Cosby this year. Cosby had served as master of ceremonies at the festival since 1979, and last year the comedy legend stepped down after becoming as much a part of the show's fabric as the Hollywood Bowl, parasols and picnic baskets.
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April 9, 1992 | HENRY CHU
A Northridge school fund-raiser that featured a live performance by singer Jeffrey Osborne has netted $60,000 to help install air-conditioning on campus, organizers said. The black-tie dinner event, held over the weekend at a hotel in Universal City and hosted by television personality Byron Allen, was dedicated to raising money for cooling systems in more than 20 classrooms at Topeka Drive School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992 | HENRY CHU
A Northridge school fund-raiser that featured a live performance by singer Jeffrey Osborne has netted $60,000 to help install air-conditioning on campus, organizers said. The black-tie dinner event, held over the weekend at a hotel in Universal City and hosted by television personality Byron Allen, was dedicated to raising money for cooling systems in more than 20 classrooms at Topeka Drive School.
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September 2, 1985 | PAUL GREIN
Jeffrey Osborne has long been one of the most appealing figures in black pop, but he has continually been overshadowed by other artists--Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and the Pointer Sisters among them. As a result, he's learned a thing or two about sharing the spotlight. Still, Osborne couldn't have counted on being upstaged twice in his weekend shows at the Greek Theatre--by his opening act and by one of his backup singers.
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March 23, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has all the makings of a classy evening. There's a bar for cocktails, chicken en croute for dinner, dancing in a swank ballroom at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, a one-hour concert by rhythm-and-blues singer Jeffrey Osborne, and a live auction featuring such items as a basketball autographed by Magic Johnson and a sequined dress worn by pop star Whitney Houston during her 1986 concert tour. Black-tie is optional but recommended.
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April 26, 1989
Singing star Jeffrey Osborne will head the list of honorees at the NAACP's 10th annual ACT-SO luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Los Angeles Hilton. ACT-SO, an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, not only showcases top students but aims to encourage all black young people to strive in academic and cultural pursuits. Funds raised at the luncheon will help to send 75 talented local high school students this summer to Detroit, where students in grades 9 through 12 will vie for cash and medals in the fields of art, science, mathematics and the humanities in the national ACT-SO competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
The lineup for the 35th annual Playboy Jazz Festival has been announced, and in addition to the weekend-long concert's signature mix of jazz, funk and R&B, the festival also revealed that comic and former late-night host George Lopez will take over for longtime host Bill Cosby this year. Cosby had served as master of ceremonies at the festival since 1979, and last year the comedy legend stepped down after becoming as much a part of the show's fabric as the Hollywood Bowl, parasols and picnic baskets.
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March 7, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dial a New Tune: Callers to 1-900-860-GIVE can listen to previously unreleased songs from Whitney Houston, Jeffrey Osborne, Kenny G, Taylor Dayne and Milli Vanilli. Westwood One established the 900 number to help Arista Records raise money for AIDS research, and will donate the proceeds from the calls to the Arista Records Foundation. The project is in conjunction with Arista Records' AIDS benefit concert on March 17 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
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January 28, 1986 | ROBERT HILBURN
"14 Greatest Hits." Al Green. Motown. Sorry, Teddy Pendergrass. Sorry, Peabo Bryson. Sorry, James Ingram. Sorry, Freddie Jackson. Sorry, Jeffrey Osborne. Sorry even Luther Vandross. It has been more than six years since Green gave up the secular pop life for the gospel trail, yet no one has come even close to matching the exquisite phrasing, sensual tension and sheer intimacy of his remarkable R&B/pop hits from the early '70s.
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March 23, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has all the makings of a classy evening. There's a bar for cocktails, chicken en croute for dinner, dancing in a swank ballroom at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, a one-hour concert by rhythm-and-blues singer Jeffrey Osborne, and a live auction featuring such items as a basketball autographed by Magic Johnson and a sequined dress worn by pop star Whitney Houston during her 1986 concert tour. Black-tie is optional but recommended.
NEWS
April 26, 1989
Singing star Jeffrey Osborne will head the list of honorees at the NAACP's 10th annual ACT-SO luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Los Angeles Hilton. ACT-SO, an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, not only showcases top students but aims to encourage all black young people to strive in academic and cultural pursuits. Funds raised at the luncheon will help to send 75 talented local high school students this summer to Detroit, where students in grades 9 through 12 will vie for cash and medals in the fields of art, science, mathematics and the humanities in the national ACT-SO competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1986 | CONNIE JOHNSON
"EMOTIONAL." Jeffrey Osborne. A&M. The field of male soul singers is as crowded as it's ever been. The excellent singers range from Luther Vandross with his formidable vocal savvy to current heartthrob Alexander O'Neal, who possesses his own special brand of suave appeal. And then there's Jeffrey Osborne, who's been in the thick of things for several years and shows no sign of weakening.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1985 | PAUL GREIN
Jeffrey Osborne has long been one of the most appealing figures in black pop, but he has continually been overshadowed by other artists--Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and the Pointer Sisters among them. As a result, he's learned a thing or two about sharing the spotlight. Still, Osborne couldn't have counted on being upstaged twice in his weekend shows at the Greek Theatre--by his opening act and by one of his backup singers.
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