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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DWELE'S TRIBUTE TO "THE KING"

Posted on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 5:26 PM

An off-the-cuff tribute from one of Detroit's current heavyweights. As Dwele posted on youtube: "june 25th, at home washing clothes for upcoming tour. . .had 45 minutes to set up the camera and have some fun in tribute to mike, mistakes and all, all in fun. R.I.P. mike!! "...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

MOTOWN'S CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN PHOTOS

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 1:48 PM

The Motown Museum played host to one of the three "official" or authorized candlelight vigils to Michael Jackson last night, Sunday, June 29th. The other two were in Jackson's native Gary, Indiana as well as his adopted home of L.A. Not quite a thousand people showed up but there were...

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Friday, June 26, 2009

OUTSIDE THE MOTOWN MUSEUM TODAY

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 5:42 PM

ALL PHOTOS BY W. KIM HERON There will be a candlelight vigil for Michael Jackson in front of the Motown Museum this Sunday, June 28th, at 8 p.m....

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THOUGHTS ON THE PASSING OF THE KING OF POP

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Thoughts on the passing of Michael Jackson: 1) When my teenage son told me the news on Thursday, my first comment was about what a sad, unenviable life he’d led, even among the ranks of sad, unenviable star lives. Son proceeded to tell me that it was too early to...

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON DEAD AT AGE 50

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM

The mainstream press is reporting he was rushed to the hospital, not breathing and in total cardiac arrest...but TMZ is reporting that the former Motown Records child star and self-appointed "King of Pop" has died. Hate to say it 'cause we think Harvey Levin is the devil these days, but...

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SO LONG, SKY...

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Sorry to hear of the death of Sky Saxon, one of the pioneers of what became known as garage rock and one of the more colorful characters in all of rockdom, in Austin earlier today. He was supposed to play a show (with a new version of the Seeds) at...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pop delights

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Nepotism is nothing new in the entertainment business in general … and the pop music biz in particular. But whereas the last two or three decades have seen the kids of rock and country stars following in their parents' footsteps (although with few exceptions — '80s Rosanne Cash, maybe Jeff...

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The Eternal

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM

After watching their contemporaries break up, burn out or otherwise lose traction over the last 29 years, Sonic Youth have easily earned the right to name their newest album The Eternal. Despite the lofty, self-confident chaos of their early '80s output, it's hard to believe anyone in the band anticipated...

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Lone Survivor

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Does anybody remember the Look? Formed during the summer of '77, the Detroit rockers sat on the verge of major success for the better part of 15 years without ever getting the break that they perhaps deserved, touring with and opening for the likes of Bob Seger, Cheap Trick, John...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

VOTE EM & A COOL SONIC YOUTH EVENT

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Similar to their "Who's the Greatest Rapper Alive?" poll competition last year, which Eminem swept hand-down (despite five years of inactivity), Vibe Magazine is currently sponsoring a "Who's the Great Rapper Ever?" on their Website. Yeah, we think polls are kinda silly, too...but hasn't hip hop always been about competiton...

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