February 4, 1988 |
Michael Jackson will make his first live TV appearance since 1983 when he performs "Man in the Mirror" during the March 2 broadcast of the 1988 Grammy Awards, it was announced. Show producer Ken Ehrlich said the other artists involved in the tune--backup singers Siedah Garrett, Andrae Crouch and the Winans--will also take part in the telecast version. The Buckled One is nominated for four Grammys this year for his "Bad" album.
April 15, 2000
Glen Ballard, producer of No Doubt's new album, co-wrote the Michael Jackson hit "Man in the Mirror" with Siedah Garrett, not with Jackson ("New Doubt," by Randy Lewis, April 13). Also, I must quarrel with Robert Hilburn's contention that Whitney Houston "will always be known as [Clive] Davis' most important signing" ("On Davis' Night, All Eyes on Whitney," April 12). This is an opinion, not a fact. And it's my opinion that other artists signed by Clive, such as Laura Nyro, Patti Smith and Janis Joplin, will be considered in years to come as having made more significant contributions to American popular music than Houston.
May 8, 1995 |
"Divas: Simply Singing," the benefit concert Saturday night at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, was mostly entertaining and often quite moving. But things did drag at times. If trimmed from 3-hours-plus to around 2 1/2 hours, the whole affair would have moved up a notch--from very good to excellent.
April 11, 1997 |
Television as passive entertainment is often contrasted with the involving immediacy of live performance, but there are occasions when what's on the small screen makes an impact that transcends emotional remove. That's the case in tonight's USA Network special, "It Just Takes One," an unexpectedly strong mix of the arts and commentary exploring hate, featuring appearances by Savion Glover, Edward James Olmos, Malik Yoba, Dennis Franz and many others.
May 4, 2011
The Early Show Author Candace Bushnell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Author Shania Twain; Christy Turlington; chef Mark Bittman; Teresa Giudice. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Author Bob Greene. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly John Krasinski; Maggie Q; young basketball player KJ Farfan. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Dick Van Dyke; La La Vasquez; Carmelo Anthony. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Health benefits of cold temperatures; hypothermia. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Estelle Harris; Patricia Richardson; Marion Ross; a woman helps female former inmates.
April 6, 1997 |
Disney Channel launches its participation in the cable industry's "Tune In to Kids and Family Week" with the premiere of its 1995 box-office hit Pocahontas (Sunday at 7 p.m.). The animated film combined historical fact with popular folklore and legend. The voice cast includes Mel Gibson as Smith and Native American actress Irene Bedard in the title role. The soundtrack won Oscars for best score and best song ("Colors of the Wind" sung by Vanessa Williams). For the family.