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January 2, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Kenny Chesney, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend and Sting are just a few of the artists who have been tapped to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.  The MusiCares Person of the Year, staged by the Recording Academy two days before the organization hosts the Grammy Awards, has a reputation for gathering some of the biggest names in pop. It's a high-priced gala full of one-of-a-kind performances, and this year's crop features young...
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NEWS
October 28, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau
Fans of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may be hoping for a political call-to-arms at Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear at the National Mall, but based on the schedule the Comedy Central duo provided the National Park Service, it appears they're in for more of a comedy-and-music variety show. According to the permit application filed by the rally's organizers, the event will kick off at noon ET with a pre-show performance by The Roots and will conclude with a taped piece dubbed "The Sanity and Fear Awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Mavis Staples, famous as part of the gospel-cum-secular soul group the Staple Singers, had met and sung with Prince on a number of occasions. But she was wholly unprepared last year when her father, Pops Staples, called and told her that the Purple Batguy's manager was trying to track her down to offer her a solo contract with his Paisley Park Records.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1994 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Now may be a more appropriate time than ever for mainstream music fans to tune in to that annual celebration of gospel, "The Stellar Awards" (at 11 p.m. Sunday on KCAL-TV Channel 9). Not because black gospel has been making inroads commercially, but because R&B as a genre has so been tipping its hat to its roots lately--and, conversely, gospel growing so contemporized--that a lot of this stuff won't sound all that foreign to anyone who skips church to listen to hit radio.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2007 | DEBORAH NETBURN
What you should be talking about: New music from old friends. Even our pop critic Ann Powers couldn't explain why there are so many albums actually worth buying being released this week (though she suspects that it could be because "many releases are timed to big tours and the spring touring season might be kicking people into gear"). Whatever the reason, we're not complaining.
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