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Darlene Love Totally Understands JoJo's Contractual Woes

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Following legal turmoil and the end of her strict contractual obligation to Blackground Records, "Leave (Get Out)" songstress JoJo fina...

The Unsung Hero of Sixties Music

Steve North | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Steve North

"I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still." That's the opening line of the 1963 hit "Da Doo Ron Ron", one of a string of songs that vividly captured the essence of teenage romance in a way American popular music had rarely done.

Darlene Love On Why Her Career Is Soaring To New Heights

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 04.01.2015 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

For years, many people have only known Darlene Love as that singer who performs 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' every year on 'The Late Show With David Letterman.' But now, at 73, Love is in demand.

Watch Darlene Love's Final 'Christmas' Performance On Letterman

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment

For the last 28 years, Darlene Love's Christmas gift to you was her performance of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on David Letterman's late-night...

Watch Mashup Of Darlene Love Singing The Best Christmas Song

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

On Friday, Darlene Love will sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for David Letterman one last time. The nearly annual tradition started in 1986, ...

Darlene Love Explains How She's Forgiven Phil Spector

Closer Weekly | Posted 11.07.2014 | Black Voices

Five decades after singing girl group hits like “He’s a Rebel,” Darlene Love’s career is still as strong at age 73 as her thunderbolt voice. ...

How To Have Fun With a Serious Song

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the wake of "Ebb Tide," Carl's 1953 oceanic collaboration with composer Robert Maxwell, hundreds of orchestras and singers recorded it. Millions purchased those recordings. Critics fawned over it. Teens made out to it. Couples chose it as their wedding song.

Field Notes from a Music Biz Life (Part 1)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Let's start before the beginning: No Brill Building, no me. At the Brill, Manhattan's mid-20th Century citadel of music biz hustle, the elevator man ...

Darlene Love's Memoir Headed To Television

Variety | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices

OWN is moving into the longform business, acquiring the rights to singer Darlene Love’s memoir for adaptation as a TV movie to be exec produced by ...

21 Christmas Songs You Should Listen To Right Now

Posted 12.24.2013 | Entertainment

Here's our Christmas gift to you: 21 of the best holiday songs ever recorded. Add your own favorites in the comments section below, and enjoy! Vinc...

Caroling with Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Christmas came early this year. First there was the gift of the documentary "20 Feet from Stardom," now shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar. Th...

Darlene Love Let's You Know It's Christmas

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Entertainment

Darlene Love has performed "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for David Letterman since 1986. "Darlene is a good friend and a fantastic singer wh...

A Christmas Gift For You: A Conversation with Phil Spector & The Crystals' La La Brooks, Chatting with The Piano Guys, Plus Pink Martini and Sidney York Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Stars Of Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Score Major Gig

AP | MIKE CIDONI LENNOX | Posted 12.16.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On New Year's Day, they'll finally travel that last 20 feet. Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love — the ...

Of Phil Spector, Marshmallows and Ebb Tides

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the early 1960s, my father, songwriter Carl Sigman, and many of his "Great American Songbook" contemporaries watched in horror as airwaves and ...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hopes New Documentary Series Will Change Education System

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.24.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hopes that his latest PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will not only educate the public but also lead to reform in the nation's public school system.

Kevin Spacey's "Touch of Terrific" and the World Peace Orchestra

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Kevin Spacey still talks about the excitement of meeting Jack Lemmon when he was 13, and hearing him say, "You were a touch of terrific." Now introduc...

Darlene Love: 'Nicki Minaj...I Can't Get With'

Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

--Legendary singer-turned-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Darlene Love shares her thoughts on Nicki Minaj and today’s generation of performers. (...

Christopher Rosen

The Greatest Singer You Don't Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

Darlene Love is one of the greatest singers of all time, but many of the hit songs she performed on weren't actually released under Love's name. A...

Bette Midler Hosts a Lunch for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated documentary Twenty Fee...

Popcorn Preview: 20 Feet from Stardom

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: 20 Feet from Stardom (2013) Cast includes: Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Táta Vega, Mabel John, Gloria Jones, Claudia...

Walking the Walk: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may not be as famous as her sister in soul, Aretha Franklin, but that does not make Merry Clayton any less of a diva. Her story may be famous in m...

The Best Singer You Never Knew

AP | JUSTIN LOWE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — In the span of American pop music, few performers have gone as unrecognized as the backup vocalists who harmonize and contextualiz...

Movie Review: 20 Feet From Stardom

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard to imagine another documentary this year that will be as uplifting, entertaining and moving as Morgan Neville's 20 Feet From Stardom.

Naughty But Nice Rob

New Concerns For Bobbi Kristina

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 05.17.2012 | Celebrity

Music icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love, who was Whitney Houston’s godmother, has real concerns for the late star's daughter...