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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Montreux Jazz Fest opens library of music icons in concert

Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, while placing line-up announcements for the 54th edition scheduled July 3–18 on hold, is making some of its classic performances available online for the first time — for free!  In this treasure chest are concerts headlined by Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, James Brown, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones (with Herbie Read More…

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Morris Day discusses days with Prince at Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES — Morris Day, the front man for the funk band The Time that helped usher in the pounding Minneapolis funk sound, appeared as the special guest Dec. 9 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where he reminisced about his fascinating and turbulent association with the enigmatic Prince. Day has a new book, Read More…

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HIGHER GROUND: City honors Motown Records founder with Berry Gordy Square

HOLLYWOOD — Living music legend Berry Gordy was honored by the city of Los Angeles Nov. 25 when the intersection at Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue was named Berry Gordy Square. Nearly 300 people gathered to witness the ceremony honoring the Motown Records founder, producer and songwriter. Celebrity attendees included Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Thelma Read More…