August 15, 1994 |
There were moments during the Isley Brothers' show on Saturday at the Greek Theatre when one felt like an eavesdropper on someone else's love affair. The mid-portion of its act was devoted to the appearance of Angela Winbush, a sultry singer with an impressive vocal range who recently married group leader Ronald Isley. On Saturday their passionate embraces on stage were as hot as the temperature itself at the outdoor theater.
February 25, 2000 |
TELEVISION Move Over, Regis: The Grammy Awards on Wednesday became the first program to beat ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in head-to-head competition. The music awards averaged 27.8 million viewers--the largest audience since 1993--with CBS estimating that 59 million people watched at least part of the telecast. The Grammys drew just under 26 million viewers in the first hour, enough to surpass the nearly 24 million tuned to the Regis Philbin-hosted quiz show.
April 23, 1990 |
Ronald Isley no longer wants to shout; he'd much prefer to croon a languid bedroom tune. Oh, the obligatory rousing finale on Saturday at the Celebrity Theatre in Anaheim included a few choruses of that grand old 1959 party anthem "Shout." But Isley, now virtually a solo act despite the Isley Brothers billing (technically justified by the presence of younger brother Marvin on bass), has pretty much rejected the family's rocking past in favor of his current incarnation as a seductive smoothie.
May 10, 2000 |
A federal appeals court upheld a $5.4-million verdict against singer Michael Bolton for using parts of the 1964 Isley Brothers song "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" in his song of the same name. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a 1994 jury verdict against Bolton, saying the jury had sufficient evidence to reach its decision. Ronald Isley had sued Bolton, saying he violated the copyright by incorporating elements of the tune and words into his hit song.
August 29, 1998 |
*** 1/2 KELLY PRICE "Soul of a Woman" Teaneck/Island Now this is a singer. Price, former backup vocalist for Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and the Notorious B.I.G., is overdue for her own snippet of the spotlight. She wrote "Friend of Mine," arguably the best and most moving R&B hit of the year. On this tale of romantic betrayal, she sounds like three unheralded soul divas rolled into one: Jennifer Holliday, Shirley Murdock and Martha Wash.