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February 7, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
"Soul Train" was a show unabashedly by, for and about black people: the artists who performed on it, the dancers and of course, host and impresario Don Cornelius, who died last week. But it was such a rapturous, infectious house party, everybody tuned in when the show came on Saturday mornings, right after the cartoons. Including white Catholic schoolgirls like me, looking for new moves to try at the parish dance. What many people don't know is that the culture of "Soul Train" was largely the culture of black Los Angeles.
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February 7, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
"Soul Train" was a show unabashedly by, for and about black people: the artists who performed on it, the dancers and of course, host and impresario Don Cornelius, who died last week. But it was such a rapturous, infectious house party, everybody tuned in when the show came on Saturday mornings, right after the cartoons. Including white Catholic schoolgirls like me, looking for new moves to try at the parish dance. What many people don't know is that the culture of "Soul Train" was largely the culture of black Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Don Cornelius, the 72-year-old creator and longtime host of the television show "Soul Train," was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence, police said. Los Angeles police were called to Cornelius' home in the 12000 block of Mulholland Drive about 7:15 p.m. Friday, said Officer Norma Eisenman. Cornelius was arrested and taken to Van Nuys Jail about 45 minutes later, Eisenman said. Police did not identify the alleged victim. No one was taken to the hospital after the incident, according to police reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2012 | Dennis McLellan and Randy Lewis
The idea was simple -- but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand. " Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive producer of "Soul Train," he was soon at the throttle of a nationally syndicated television institution that was the first dance show to cater to the musical tastes of black teenagers and also helped bring black music, dance, fashion and style to mainstream America.
MAGAZINE
August 6, 2000 | STEVE POND
The sonorous baritone of Don Cornelius may mean "Soul Train" to most people, but since January, that venerable music show has had a new host in 30-year-old Shemar Moore. He won this year's Emmy for supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Malcolm on "The Young and the Restless."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1987 | JOHN VOLAND
With 15 minutes to go before air time for his spanking new awards show--the first Soul Train Awards--Don Cornelius was backstage Monday, struggling with his cummerbund and talking about "appropriateness." "The time is right for this kind of show to get on the air and stay there," Cornelius, the program's executive producer, said as an aide straightened his tux. "There's an enormous global audience for what is called 'black music' out there now, and I felt it was time they got some attention.
NEWS
May 17, 1996
Terry James Brown, 48, a performer on the "Soul Train" television show in the 1970s. Brown and his brother, Gerald, lived in Cincinnati and sang in the Mystics Trio for five years before joining "Soul Train." The popular, long-running show, an African American version of "American Bandstand," featured teenage dancers performing to the music of visiting celebrity singers lip-syncing their latest hits.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
"Soul Train," the television show that featured Michael Jackson and James Brown, was sold to MadVision Entertainment Inc. and will be put back into production. The purchase includes control of archives from the dance show's 37-year run, MadVision spokeswoman Elaine Garza said Tuesday. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
Boyz II Men triumphed Tuesday night at the 1993 Soul Train Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, winning three trophies to two each for Mary J. Blige and a wheelchair-bound Michael Jackson. Boyz II Men won best rhythm and blues single by a group, band or duo for "Please Don't Go," and best R & B song as well as best music video for "End of the Road." Blige won best R & B album in the female category for "What's the 411?" and best new R & B artist for "Real Love."
NEWS
December 26, 1985 | THERESA WALKER, Times Staff Writer
The cameras may soon be rolling again at the old Mack Sennett Studio in Echo Park. But this time, instead of capturing the bumbling antics of silent film clowns such as the Keystone Kops, they will be following the energetic movements of people who aren't expected to trip up each other: the youthful dancers of "Soul Train."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Richard "Dick" Griffey, founder of the Los Angeles-based R&B record label Solar, which was once touted as "the Motown of the '80s," has died. He was 71. Griffey died Friday at a Canoga Park rehabilitation center of complications from quadruple-bypass heart surgery that he underwent last year, said his daughter, Regina Hughes. In a statement, Grammy-winning producer Quincy Jones said, "Dick Griffey was one of the great pioneering executives in the music business, whose fingerprints were on some of the biggest R&B hits of the '80s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Don Cornelius, the 72-year-old creator and longtime host of the television show "Soul Train," was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence, police said. Los Angeles police were called to Cornelius' home in the 12000 block of Mulholland Drive about 7:15 p.m. Friday, said Officer Norma Eisenman. Cornelius was arrested and taken to Van Nuys Jail about 45 minutes later, Eisenman said. Police did not identify the alleged victim. No one was taken to the hospital after the incident, according to police reports.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
"Soul Train," the television show that featured Michael Jackson and James Brown, was sold to MadVision Entertainment Inc. and will be put back into production. The purchase includes control of archives from the dance show's 37-year run, MadVision spokeswoman Elaine Garza said Tuesday. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
NEWS
August 22, 2002 | Elaine Dutka
MOVIES Street People Want a Piece of the Action In a new twist on the problem of runaway production, Canadian drug addicts, hookers and panhandlers are demanding compensation for the business lost when Hollywood filmmakers take over their streets.
SPORTS
April 28, 2002 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiny gray whiskers are beginning to push out from beneath Phil Jackson's lower lip, and so it appears the soul patch, gone for months, will return. Jackson, it seems, is beginning to feel like himself again at the end of a season in which he never denigrated an NBA city or its inhabitants, despite two trips to Sacramento and another to Milwaukee, both of which provided ample opportunity.
NEWS
May 28, 1993 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Wednesday's premiere of TriStar and Carolco's "Cliffhanger" at Mann's Chinese Theatre. A massive party followed at a lavishly decorated parking lot nearby. Since the mountain rescue saga marks Sylvester Stallone's much-heralded return to the action genre, the evening drew sundry bishops in the Hollywood hierarchy out to stroke the ego, groom the fur and generally genuflect before the resurgent champion of the adrenaline bath/sweaty palm movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2012 | Dennis McLellan and Randy Lewis
The idea was simple -- but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand. " Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive producer of "Soul Train," he was soon at the throttle of a nationally syndicated television institution that was the first dance show to cater to the musical tastes of black teenagers and also helped bring black music, dance, fashion and style to mainstream America.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2001 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legendary television producer Don Cornelius claims that conflicts of interest arising from the vertical integration of the media business is threatening to destroy his 30-year-old "Soul Train" franchise. Symbolic of the escalating tensions between independent producers and the media giants that control both programming and distribution, Cornelius claims that Viacom Inc.'
BUSINESS
August 17, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
MTV's annual "Video Music Awards" program has become a big draw for music fans because it features performances by the hottest acts of the moment. But a competitor who also happens to be one of the biggest names in music television contends the channel's tactics in booking talent are unfair.
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