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Jackie Wilson honored with star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Singer Jackie Wilson, who helped usher in the emergence of soul and rhythm-and-blues music in the 1960s, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Sept. 4. Motown founder Berry Gordy, legendary singer Smokey Robinson and Marshall Thompson, a member of the R&B/soul vocal quartet “The Chi-Lites,” were among Read More…

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Music producer Teddy Riley gets Walk of Fame star

HOLLYWOOD — A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Aug. 16 honoring Grammy-winning recording artist-music producer Teddy Riley, the creator of the groundbreaking genre new jack swing. Riley thanked a wide variety of people during a nearly nine-minute acceptance speech, including music executive Clarence Avant, who he met in 1988 in his Read More…

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Gardner Street Elementary to keep Michael Jackson’s name on auditorium

HOLLYWOOD — Gardner Street Elementary School has decided to keep its auditorium named after perhaps the school’s most famous student, even though he attended the school for only a short time. The school announced April 27 it would keep calling the school auditorium the Michael Jackson Auditorium, despite the allegations made about Jackson in the Read More…