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January 26, 1986 | CONNIE JOHNSON
"STEPHANIE MILLS." Stephanie Mills. MCA. A new Mills album these days doesn't raise with the same anticipation that greeted her James Mtume/Reggie Lucas-produced records of the late '70s. That producer/songwriter team had a clearer understanding of her gutsy strengths as an R&B/pop singer. They also had more consistent hit-making instincts than any of the guys who've been working with Mills lately.
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October 23, 1989 | CONNIE JOHNSON
There are other R&B performers who can get the same type of frenzied reaction from an audience that Stephanie Mills can draw--but in order to get it they generally sing with a flat-out, blood-vessel-popping intensity.
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October 23, 1989 | CONNIE JOHNSON
There are other R&B performers who can get the same type of frenzied reaction from an audience that Stephanie Mills can draw--but in order to get it they generally sing with a flat-out, blood-vessel-popping intensity.
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October 25, 1987 | CONNIE JOHNSON
On the current album "If I Were Your Woman," Stephanie Mills returns to the type of music she performs best: unfiltered R&B. And it's paid off. The album has gone gold, and it's spawned two Top 10 black hits: the gospel-edged "I Feel Good All Over" and the funky, dance-oriented "Puttin' a Rush on Me."
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October 25, 1987 | CONNIE JOHNSON
On the current album "If I Were Your Woman," Stephanie Mills returns to the type of music she performs best: unfiltered R&B. And it's paid off. The album has gone gold, and it's spawned two Top 10 black hits: the gospel-edged "I Feel Good All Over" and the funky, dance-oriented "Puttin' a Rush on Me."
NEWS
June 16, 1988
The city's Municipal Communications Studio in West Hollywood Park will open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Singer Toya Ann Brown will perform in the park auditorium, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. An open house of the studio, where West Hollywood's Citychannel 10 cable television show is produced, will begin at 5 p.m. Brown, who sings jazz and contemporary music, has performed locally and recorded with Ramsey Lewis, Stephanie Mills and Nancy Wilson. The event is free. For more information, call 854-7388.
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March 22, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
'Box With God' Gets Rematch: "Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short to Box With God," a gospel celebration starring Stephanie Mills and Teddy Pendergrass, has been booked for a seven-performance return engagement at the Wiltern Theatre April 10-14. The Broadway musical sold out during its original Wiltern run earlier this month.
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August 15, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Scouts' Honor: Michael Jackson will get an award for being a good scout. Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael Eisner will present Jackson with the "Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award" on behalf of the Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, during a Sept. 14 dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel. The award was created and named for Jackson to recognize his humanitarian efforts, which embrace the principles of the scouting program.
NEWS
January 21, 1990
I would like to congratulate the NAACP for its stunning presentation of the Image Awards on Jan. 6 which celebrated the positive contributions of so many talented black artists. With appearances by such highly respected artists as Spike Lee and Sidney Poitier and special tributes to Oprah Winfrey and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as performances from Stephanie Mills and MC Hammer, this broadcast had wide appeal for audiences of all ages and interests. However, NBC chose to air it at 11:30 p.m. Why were the Image Awards denied the audience they so richly deserve?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1989
It appears that Mr. Hunt hasn't done his homework. The outstanding rhythm and blues singers of today are alive, well, recording and performing under the names of Patti Austin, Angela Bofill, Jean Carne, Miki Howard, Phyllis Hyman and Stephanie Mills. Much like Laverne Baker, these performers grace the stage with vocal talent equivalent to some of the early greats. Mr. Hunt, there are many great R&B singers around today. You just failed to mention them. GUY V. DE ROSA West Hollywood
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January 26, 1986 | CONNIE JOHNSON
"STEPHANIE MILLS." Stephanie Mills. MCA. A new Mills album these days doesn't raise with the same anticipation that greeted her James Mtume/Reggie Lucas-produced records of the late '70s. That producer/songwriter team had a clearer understanding of her gutsy strengths as an R&B/pop singer. They also had more consistent hit-making instincts than any of the guys who've been working with Mills lately.
NEWS
January 23, 1988
Ken Harper, 48, producer of the smash Broadway musical "The Wiz" which opened in 1975, ran for more than 1,600 performances and won seven Tony awards, including best musical. It was Harper who came up with the idea of a contemporary black musical based on "The Wizard of Oz." He hired Charlie Smalls to write the score and Geoffrey Holder to direct. The musical starred Stephanie Mills as Dorothy and Andre De Shields as the title character.
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August 26, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KGFJ-AM(1230) on Monday will change its format from R & B oldies to what the station calls "sweet inspirations," a combination of gospel and religious music and other programming with positive messages. "We feel there is a void in the marketplace and positive programming of this nature will serve a population seeking alternative music," operations director Shirley Jackson said Thursday.
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