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Motown songwriter-producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81

Aug. 09, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20

Aug. 08, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 14-20: Aug. 14: Singer Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts is 84. Singer David Crosby is 81. Country singer Connie Smith is 81. Actor-musician Steve Martin is 77. Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 76. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly...

Former Texas police chief gets 15 1/2 years for bribery

Aug. 05, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief was sentenced Friday to 15 1/2 years in prison for taking bribes for a multimillion-dollar contract for a city vendor. A federal judge sentenced former San Angelo police Chief Timothy Ray Vasquez, 52, in San Angelo after a...

Sam Gooden, founding member of The Impressions, has died

Aug. 05, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Gooden, one of the original members of the Chicago soul group The Impressions and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. His daughter, Gina Griffin, said Gooden died Thursday, a month shy of his 88th birthday, in his hometown...

Review: Twins’ harmonies shimmer on album of covers

Aug. 04, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

“Cover to Cover,” The Brother Brothers (Compass Records) Identical twins Adam and David Moss are easy to tell apart on their charming new album of cover tunes. That’s usually David singing the high part, his gentle harmonies with Adam doing a distinctive dance...

Colton Herta looks for redemption in return to Music City

Aug. 04, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colton Herta always wanted to be a racecar driver and pursuing his passion came with parental conditions, among them the insistence he learn to play a musical instrument. “I chose piano at first and I hated it, so I started playing drums when I was like...

Mo Ostin, longtime Warner records chairman, dies at 95

Aug. 02, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Ostin, a self-effacing giant of the music business who with rare integrity presided over Warner Bros. Records’ rise to a sprawling, billion-dollar empire and helped discover and nurture artists from Jimi Hendrix to Green Day, has died. He was 95. Warner Records...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 7-13

Aug. 01, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 7-13: Aug. 7: Humorist Garrison Keillor is 80. Actor John Glover (“Smallville”) is 78. Actor David Rasche (“Sledge Hammer!”) is 78. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 72. Actor Caroline Aaron (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 70....

Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock

Jul. 29, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. “There is...

Cyndi Lauper says 'Kinky Boots' offers hope for a new time

Jul. 26, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed on Broadway, the musical “Kinky Boots” returns to New York City. The show may not have changed, but the country has. The Cyndi Lauper- and Harvey Fierstein-created musical landed on Broadway in 2013 in the middle of the Obama...