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April 30, 1998 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Janet Jackson and record-industry executive Jheryl Busby said Wednesday they have purchased a majority stake worth nearly $3 million in Los Angeles-based Founders National Bank, the only African American-owned and operated commercial bank in California.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
It's become something of a ritual in our society--after a celebrity reaches rock bottom, they go detox, kick their nasty habits, lose 60 pounds, make a comeback (film/album) and sign a six-figure book deal for their autobiography. Who's the latest? None other than fallen pop idol David Crosby. He's cleaned up his act, is hard at work on a comeback album (for A&M Records) and will release his memoirs in October, courtesy of Doubleday Books.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just days ago, one of America's most beloved pop singers offered to team up with Motown Records chief Jheryl Busby in a pitched legal battle against MCA Records, Motown's minority-owner and former distributor. An angry Stevie Wonder said he would personally take Motown's case to top executives at Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., MCA's Japanese parent. "Stevie told me, 'This can't happen to Motown,' " Busby recalled. " 'It has gone beyond pure business . . .
BUSINESS
September 30, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just days ago, one of America's most beloved pop singers offered to team up with Motown Records chief Jheryl Busby in a pitched legal battle against MCA Records, Motown's minority-owner and former distributor. An angry Stevie Wonder said he would personally take Motown's case to top executives at Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., MCA's Japanese parent. "Stevie told me, 'This can't happen to Motown,' " Busby recalled. " 'It has gone beyond pure business . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1988
It was a momentous time for Playboy-related activities. The last U.S. Playboy Club, located in Lansing, Mich., closed its doors. But don't shed any crocodile tears, as even though something old is departing something new is arriving. Hugh Hefner, Mr. Playboy himself, is renouncing his bachelorhood of nearly 35 years in favor of married life; he announced he is tying the knot with Kimberley Conrad (Part I, July 29). I guess wonders never cease--and who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
BUSINESS
April 30, 1998 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Janet Jackson and record-industry executive Jheryl Busby said Wednesday they have purchased a majority stake worth nearly $3 million in Los Angeles-based Founders National Bank, the only African American-owned and operated commercial bank in California.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1990
Ernie Singleton, a former senior vice president at Warner Bros. Records, has been named president of the black music division at MCA Records. In his new post, Singleton, 40, will oversee a staff of about 40 employees, mostly based at MCA headquarters in Universal City. The appointment of Singleton, a veteran of the music business who has worked with artists such as Quincy Jones, Prince, Bobby Brown and Patti LaBelle, had been under negotiation since the beginning of this year.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS
DreamWorks Records has hired Jheryl Busby, former president of Motown Records, to run its urban music division. Busby, who started his music career 30 years ago working for the famed Stax Records label, has been affiliated with the success of a string of R&B stars, including Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown and Janet Jackson. PolyGram has named Nick Gatfield president of its music publishing sector in the U.S. Gatfield will remain in his role as president of the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1988
It was a momentous time for Playboy-related activities. The last U.S. Playboy Club, located in Lansing, Mich., closed its doors. But don't shed any crocodile tears, as even though something old is departing something new is arriving. Hugh Hefner, Mr. Playboy himself, is renouncing his bachelorhood of nearly 35 years in favor of married life; he announced he is tying the knot with Kimberley Conrad (Part I, July 29). I guess wonders never cease--and who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
It's become something of a ritual in our society--after a celebrity reaches rock bottom, they go detox, kick their nasty habits, lose 60 pounds, make a comeback (film/album) and sign a six-figure book deal for their autobiography. Who's the latest? None other than fallen pop idol David Crosby. He's cleaned up his act, is hard at work on a comeback album (for A&M Records) and will release his memoirs in October, courtesy of Doubleday Books.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS
DreamWorks Records has hired Jheryl Busby, former president of Motown Records, to run its urban music division. Busby, who started his music career 30 years ago working for the famed Stax Records label, has been affiliated with the success of a string of R&B stars, including Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown and Janet Jackson. PolyGram has named Nick Gatfield as president of its music publishing sector in the United States. Gatfield will remain in his role as president of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1997
Seven Los Angeles residents will be honored tonight for helping at-risk inner-city youths. "These people have a vision and put their visions in motion to contribute back to the community and to the less fortunate people, particularly children," said Chilton Alphonse, director of the Community Youth Sports and Arts Foundation which is hosting a dinner at the Westin Plaza Hotel. Among the honorees are Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C.
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