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.
November 4, 2003 |
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.
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.
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.
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.