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Trying to find a niche for country soul music

LOS ANGELES — Modern-day black cowboy Marvin Spruill is trying to put together a first-ever country soul music awards program and says it may happen this September in Atlanta. “There’s a huge market for African Americans,” Spruill said. “[We’ve] been knocking on the door, but no one’s answered, but there is a market called black Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Enhanced ‘Friday’ hits big screen

“Friday,” the classic comedy revolving around a day in the life of a couple of South Central slackers, is being celebrated next week with a special theatrical showing of “Friday 20th Anniversary: Director’s Cut” at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at select theaters. In addition to this super-sized version, the event will spotlight “Friday Straight Up,” Read More…

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R&B singer Percy Sledge dies at 73

Percy Sledge, the R&B belter whose biggest hit, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” became a cornerstone of soul music, died Tuesday. He was 73. Sledge died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said Stephanie Price of the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office. Sledge died of natural causes, said East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William Read More…