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  1. Frank Wilson's Chart Legacy: From the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to the Miracles & Stevie Wonder (Videos)

    October 01, 2012 2:24 PM EDT Motown producer/songwriter/artist Frank Wilson, who died on Sept. 27 after a long battle with prostate cancer, is one of the label's unsung heroes, having produced hits for almost every major Motown artist, including Diana Ross & the Supr ...

  2. Telekinesis SXSW Diary: Insane Television Watching, Heaps of Sunscreen, Chris Walla

    March 21, 2011 2:30 PM EDT A Room With A View. The author shoots Austin's famed 6th Street from the balcony of the Driskill Hotel where "it was calm and nice to watch the craziness from." (Photo: Michael Benjamin Lerner) I think there are two types of SXSW go ...

  3. Kenny Chesney Gives Preview Of 'Goin' Coastal' Tour In Open Rehearsal

    March 10, 2011 11:08 AM EST Kenny Chesney did a full run-through of his show for the upcoming Goin' Coastal tour http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/touring/kenny-chesney-announces-new-tour-dates-1004138998.story in front of a small group of journalists, label execs, and industry VIPs at a cavernous rehearsal studio ...

  4. Faith Hill Plays Free Show For Katrina's Victims

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill says giving back just comes naturally for the Mississippi native, and she has a message for those still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. "We are here for you still and you are not forgotten," Hill said before headlining a fr ...

  5. Webbie's 'Savage Life 2' Expected Next Month

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Webbie, co-author of 2007's hottest rap song, "Wipe Me Down," will release his sophomore album, "Savage Life 2" on February 26. The disc will feature appearances by Bun B, Young Dro, Birdman, Lil Boosie and Foxx. His first ...

  6. T.I., Ciara Set For Summer 'Scream' Tour

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. and R&B-leaning pop star Ciara will anchor the 2007 Scream tour, which will begin in late July. Support acts have yet to be announced; according to a spokesperson, a handful of special guests will also appear in select cities. The ...

  7. Hacker Takes 'Nashville Star' Crown

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Angela Hacker, from the musical hotbed of Muscle Shoals, Ala., beat out her brother Zac and another finalist David St. Romain, from Baton Rouge, La., to win the fifth season of "Nashville Star" last night (March 1) in Nashville. With her ...

  8. Katrina Ravages Tour Biz

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Baton Rouge performance of Disney Live cancelled. Hurricane Katrina has made its presence felt among venues in the Gulf Coast region. Among the large venues in the region impacted by Katrina are the Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans Arena and Keife ...

  9. Drifting Cowboy "Lum" York Dead at 85

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT William Herbert "Lum" York, former bass player and comedian with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboy band, died Sunday (Aug. 15) in Baton Rouge, La. He was 85. William Herbert "Lum" York, former bass player and comedian with Ha ...

  10. McGraw Adds Dates To Successful Shed Run

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors are racking up some strong numbers on their summer Out Loud amphitheater tour, and more dates have been added for arenas heading into the fall. Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors are racking up some s ...