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10 Things I Loved About 'Motown the Musical'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.19.2014 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On "press night," August 19, I saw Motown the Musical at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. I like musicals so I was prepared to like it but not love it.

NO SECURITY: The Visionary Prophet-5

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

In 2014, when we think of the microprocessor, we tend to think of the personal computer or cell phone. While researching the history of the microprocessor, I discovered a way in which it turned up in our culture in the most pervasive way it could have: Music.

Classic 'Chappelle Show' Sketch Turns 10

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since Charlie Murphy told one of the funniest stories of all time on "Chappelle's Show," but the classic Rick ...

PHOTOS: Who's The Most Powerful Singer Of All-Time?

Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

The art of singing involves various assets that are vital not only in the recording studio, but also during live performances. Not to mention the imp...

'Drew Peterson: Untouchable' Inspires TV's Best 'Bitch' Catchphrases

Posted 03.21.2012 | TV

While we don't necessarily condone expletives, there's one five-letter word that TV characters use to make a point. Adding "bitch" to the end of a...

Yellowcard's Audio Exclusive, Chatting With Pegi Young, Van Hunt and Tommy Keene, Plus PopMarket and Girl Talk's Halloween Playlist

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Yellowcard's release of the acoustic version of their critically-acclaimed album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes last week, it only proved that Yellowcard is indeed back.

Lady T and Me: Marie's Music Influenced Generations

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

I first found Teena in 1981, when I was a year out of high school. She was a little white girl from Venice Beach making all kinds of R&B, the first little red headed white girl to be signed by Motown Records in 1976 -- the woman that would become the Ivory Queen of Soul.

To The Unhappy Couple: A Toast

Joel Dovev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Joel Dovev

I have always wanted to hear the unhappy, separated couple toasted after all the communal property has been divided.

Hollywood Swinging: Your Winning Oscar Party Playlist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is your free Oscar Party playlist put together in order to make everyone feel like an Academy Award-winner -- or less of an Academy Award-loser -- on Sunday night.