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February 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
An appellate court has upheld Ronald Isley's 37-month federal prison sentence for tax evasion. The three-judge panel rejected the 66-year-old R&B singer's argument that his sentence was unreasonable due to his age, poor health and lack of proof that the federal prison system can provide him adequate healthcare. In its ruling, the appellate court said the trial judge was correct in sentencing and "best balanced the need to sanction Mr. Isley's 'pathological' tax evasion against the need to accommodate Mr. Isley's poor health."
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February 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
An appellate court has upheld Ronald Isley's 37-month federal prison sentence for tax evasion. The three-judge panel rejected the 66-year-old R&B singer's argument that his sentence was unreasonable due to his age, poor health and lack of proof that the federal prison system can provide him adequate healthcare. In its ruling, the appellate court said the trial judge was correct in sentencing and "best balanced the need to sanction Mr. Isley's 'pathological' tax evasion against the need to accommodate Mr. Isley's poor health."
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October 16, 2004
Grounded: After 13 years of flying the Southern California skies to provide traffic reports for the "KTLA Morning News," Jennifer York left the job Friday, the station said. No reason was given, and York could not be reached for comment. * Indicted: R&B singer Ronald Isley has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on a charge of evading taxes from 1997 to 2002, the Internal Revenue Service said. Isley, 63, has had problems with the IRS in the past.
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October 16, 2004
Grounded: After 13 years of flying the Southern California skies to provide traffic reports for the "KTLA Morning News," Jennifer York left the job Friday, the station said. No reason was given, and York could not be reached for comment. * Indicted: R&B singer Ronald Isley has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on a charge of evading taxes from 1997 to 2002, the Internal Revenue Service said. Isley, 63, has had problems with the IRS in the past.
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August 15, 1994 | CONNIE JOHNSON
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.
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February 25, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
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.
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April 23, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
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.
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November 4, 2003 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Burt Bacharach is in a familiar place: seated at an electronic keyboard in a Hollywood recording studio leading seven instrumentalists and singers in rehearsal. They're running through "This Guy's in Love With You," the song the composer wrote with longtime lyricist Hal David that gave trumpeter-turned-record mogul Herb Alpert his first No. 1 hit single 35 years ago.
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May 10, 2000 | Associated Press
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.
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November 4, 2003 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Burt Bacharach is in a familiar place: seated at an electronic keyboard in a Hollywood recording studio leading seven instrumentalists and singers in rehearsal. They're running through "This Guy's in Love With You," the song the composer wrote with longtime lyricist Hal David that gave trumpeter-turned-record mogul Herb Alpert his first No. 1 hit single 35 years ago.
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February 25, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
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.
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August 15, 1994 | CONNIE JOHNSON
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.
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April 23, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
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.
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May 6, 1997 | CHEO HODARI COKER
Some call Ronald Isley the gangster of love, and the Isley Brothers' lead singer lived up to the nickname on Sunday as he strolled onto the Greek Theatre stage to the theme from "The Godfather," wearing a red pinstripe suit and fedora, carrying a cane and smiling as if he owned the place. Three dancers were at his side like bodyguards.
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August 29, 1998 | CONNIE JOHNSON
*** 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.
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