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October 30, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Four years after his death, Michael Jackson has shown no signs of slowing down. In the last year, the late king of pop has earned $160 million, making him Forbes' top-earning dead celebrity . The Cirque du Soleil spectacles “Immortal” and “One” -- both anchored by Jackson's ubiquitous discography -- are currently dazzling audiences, and his hits have been repackaged in numerous compilations. But it's the way Jackson's music has been used to bolster posthumous projects that has drawn the ire of one of his most well-known collaborators and sparked a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.
"We have a lot of great things in the show that are different and fresh and very exciting," says Quincy Jones, producer of the 68th Annual Academy Awards, airing Monday on ABC. "I didn't come here to do another show like they have done before." But the winner of the 1994 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is keeping pretty mum on all the hip surprises he has in store for the approximately one billion viewers worldwide.
August 9, 1992 | LEONARD FEATHER
QUINCY JONES "This Is How I Feel About Jazz" Impulse! * * * * Composer-arranger Jones, who has gone on to become a recording industry tycoon, was a mere 23 years old when he led the various groups featured on this 1956 recording date. The collective personnel is staggering--Phil Woods, Lucky Thompson, Zoot Sims, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Billy Taylor, Charles Mingus, Benny Carter, Art Pepper, Pepper Adams, Buddy Collette, Art Farmer, Shelly Manne, Lou Levy, Herbie Mann and others.
July 6, 2007 | TINA DAUNT
THEY say in Hollywood, if you can make it 15 years on the A list, you're here to stay. Survive six decades? You're an icon. Think Frank Sinatra, or in this case Quincy Jones, who got his start in the music industry in the late 1940s, arranging songs for Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, his teenage pal Ray Charles and Sinatra himself.
March 26, 1988 | Sam Hall Kaplan, Sam Hall Kaplan,
"There is no unimportant architecture," the late architect Quincy Jones once said, adding that everything in the built environment affects people and, in turn, the world, whether it is good or not so good. It was with this attitude in mind that the Los Angeles-based Jones shaped a variety of distinguished projects in a prolific career as an architect and educator that spanned 34 years, ending in 1979.
October 11, 1989 | From Times wire services
Actress Peggy Lipton, star of television's "The Mod Squad," filed for divorce from music producer Quincy Jones after 15 years of marriage, according to court papers filed in Los Angeles. Lipton cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup and is seeking unspecified spousal and child support in court papers filed Tuesday.
Neither Frank Sinatra nor Michael Jackson--the two biggest artists Quincy Jones has been associated with in his impressive career--are present in "Quincy Jones--The First 50 Years," a two-hour tribute to the entertainment legend airing tonight on ABC. And even Ray Charles, who first teamed with Jones when the two were teens in Seattle, is seen only on tape. But Beau Bridges and Bernadette Peters, whose connections are much more tenuous, are there.
October 5, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
Unquestionably, Quincy Jones is a logical subject for a documentary. Compared to his rise from trumpet player to composer, arranger, bandleader, record company executive, movie score composer, megahit record-maker, film producer and multimedia conglomerate, Horatio Alger's heroes were underachievers.
September 15, 1992 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Quincy Jones made his name producing music--not magazines. But the world's best-known record producer--the man behind Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album--says he's getting into the magazine business because he's fed up with rock music magazines such as Rolling Stone that virtually ignore rap. "Rolling Stone makes second-class citizens out of the people in this business who are icons," said Jones.
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