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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.
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November 27, 2011
SUNDAY Now departing on Track 1, the "2011 Soul Train Awards. " Cedric the Entertainer is your host; performers include Natalie Cole, Common and Cee Lo Green, and Gladys Knight and Earth, Wind & Fire receive career honors. (9 p.m. BET) So he got the boot on "DWTS"; that's just part of "Being Chaz. " The transgender son of Sonny Bono and Cher is profiled in this new follow-up documentary, followed by the similarly themed special "I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition. " (OWN, 8 and 9 p.m.)
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February 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Hit British artists Soul II Soul took the top nominations in four categories Tuesday for the fourth annual Soul Train Awards. Nominees in three categories included such veterans as Quincy Jones and Luther Vandross, along with Janet Jackson, Bobby Brown and Eric Gable. Winners will be announced during a two-hour syndicated live telecast from the Shrine Auditorium on March 14.
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June 26, 2008 | Jeff Weiss, Special to The Times
Watching Al Green sing live should be on any list of "Things to Do Before You Die." So it was understandable that at the rehearsals the day before Tuesday night's BET Awards, pre-show buzz revolved not around much-anticipated performances from ballyhooed superstars like Lil Wayne, Usher, Kanye West and Rihanna, but rather on the 62-year old soul legend, whose creative prime was once thought to have ended with Watergate. Indeed, on Tuesday afternoon, the Shrine Auditorium lived up to its name, with Green and the Lifetime Achievement Award he was set to receive the next night, dominating dialogue between performers and producers.
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March 6, 2000
TLC followed its double Grammy victory with two Soul Train Music Awards on Saturday, picking up trophies in the group, band or duo division for best R&B/soul album ("FanMail") and best R&B single ("No Scrubs"). Mary J. Blige and DMX were named female and male entertainers of the year, and R. Kelly's "R." took R&B/soul or rap album of the year honors. Whitney Houston and the former Prince received Artist of the Decade awards at the 14th annual show, held at the Shrine Auditorium.
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March 14, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Anita Baker and Barry White collected two awards apiece, while Brandy was named best new artist at the Soul Train Music Awards on Monday. Baker's "Body & Soul" won for best R&B single and her "Rhythm of Love" took the award for best R&B album by a female vocalist. White was honored for R&B song of the year by a male vocalist with "Practice What You Preach" and best R&B album for "The Icon Is Love," while Boyz II Men won for their album "II' and the single "I'll Make Love To You."
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April 1, 1988 | PAUL GREIN
Gladys Knight & the Pips have won Grammys and American Music Awards, but Knight said Wednesday night that receiving the Heritage Award at the second annual Soul Train Music Awards had special meaning. "It's our own honoring our own," she said. Speaking backstage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium after receiving the award, which honors lifetime creative achievements, Knight said that black artists don't always get their due at the other music awards shows.
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April 1, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD
There were only good vibes Friday night during the 10th annual Soul Train Music Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium, where the big winners were TLC and soulful newcomer D'Angelo, who each took home awards in three categories. D'Angelo (whose full name is Michael D'Angelo Archer) won best new artist along with awards for his acclaimed debut album, "Brown Sugar," and the single of the same name.
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March 17, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton continued their winning award-show ways Tuesday night during the eighth annual Soul Train Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium. But it was controversial rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg who caused the most stir with the press backstage. The Long Beach rapper was angry that Dr. Dre's best-selling album "The Chronic" (which features his raps) and his own "Doggystyle" collection weren't nominated for best rap album. "You know and I know that Dr.
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March 15, 1995 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last year controversial Long Beach rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg was miffed that his "Doggystyle" album wasn't nominated for best rap album in the Soul Train Awards, and he said so during a tirade backstage at the show. But, according to the award show's guidelines, Snoop just barely missed last year's eligibility deadline. Regardless, this year the voters apparently remembered the ruckus and they did something about it.
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April 1, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD
There were only good vibes Friday night during the 10th annual Soul Train Music Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium, where the big winners were TLC and soulful newcomer D'Angelo, who each took home awards in three categories. D'Angelo (whose full name is Michael D'Angelo Archer) won best new artist along with awards for his acclaimed debut album, "Brown Sugar," and the single of the same name.
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March 15, 1995 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last year controversial Long Beach rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg was miffed that his "Doggystyle" album wasn't nominated for best rap album in the Soul Train Awards, and he said so during a tirade backstage at the show. But, according to the award show's guidelines, Snoop just barely missed last year's eligibility deadline. Regardless, this year the voters apparently remembered the ruckus and they did something about it.
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March 15, 1995
A man severely beaten during a private party at the El Rey Theater after the Soul Train Music Awards died Tuesday of his injuries, Los Angeles police said. Officers cleared the theater following the 1:15 a.m. fight, in which Kelly Jamerson, 28, was knocked to the floor, then was kicked and stomped by several unidentified people, said police spokeswoman Sandra Castello. No arrests have been made.
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March 14, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Anita Baker and Barry White collected two awards apiece, while Brandy was named best new artist at the Soul Train Music Awards on Monday. Baker's "Body & Soul" won for best R&B single and her "Rhythm of Love" took the award for best R&B album by a female vocalist. White was honored for R&B song of the year by a male vocalist with "Practice What You Preach" and best R&B album for "The Icon Is Love," while Boyz II Men won for their album "II' and the single "I'll Make Love To You."
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March 17, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton continued their winning award-show ways Tuesday night during the eighth annual Soul Train Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium. But it was controversial rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg who caused the most stir with the press backstage. The Long Beach rapper was angry that Dr. Dre's best-selling album "The Chronic" (which features his raps) and his own "Doggystyle" collection weren't nominated for best rap album. "You know and I know that Dr.
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March 14, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a night when M. C. Hammer and Mariah Carey each won three honors at the nationally televised Soul Train Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Hammer and fellow rapper Vanilla Ice were again involved in verbal skirmishes--but this time it wasn't with each other.
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March 12, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can you imagine a Soul Train Awards ceremony where such superstars as Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston and Hammer could only manage a single award among them? That's what happened Tuesday night at the Shrine Auditorium, where newcomers Color Me Badd, Jodeci and Lisa Fischer swept key awards during the sixth annual R&B/soul awards competition.
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March 16, 1994
Pop-soul balladeer Toni Braxton was the big winner at the eighth-annual Soul Train Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Tuesday night, claiming two trophies: best female album for "Toni Braxton" and best single for "Breathe Again." Singer Whitney Houston added to the collection of Grammys and American Music Awards she won this year by taking song of the year honors for "I Will Always Love You" from "The Bodyguard" soundtrack. She also received the Sammy Davis Jr.
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