1. Marva Whitney, Soul Sister No. 1 in James Brown Revue, Dies at 68

    December 24, 2012 11:20 AM EST Marva Whitney , a fiery voiced funk singer who toured and collaborated with James Brown -- along the way earning the title "Soul Sister #1" -- died on Saturday at age 68, according to a Facebook page dedicated to her. "She left us with a legacy that will shine forever,"…

  2. The First Lady

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite a successful career as a solo artist ("Love Like This") and as a guest vocalist ("Heartbreak Hotel," "I'll Be Missing You"), former session singer and Notorious B.I.G. widow Faith Evans has st Despite a successful career as a solo artist ("Love…

  3. Evans Puts Herself 'First'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At one point, Faith Evans' weekly routine in Atlanta consisted of "driving to Target, picking up the kids from school and working out." That is no longer the case. Now based here in Los Angeles, Evans is in the midst of a seven…

  4. R&B Singer Lyn Collins Dies

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show and the nickname "Female Preacher," died Sunday in Pasadena, Calif. She was 56. Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show and the nickname "…

  5. 'Grand Theft' Spawns Sprawling Soundtracks

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game, Interscope will release two soundtracks: a two-disc version and an eight-disc box set. As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game…