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This touching tome is devoted to chronicling Billie's enduring bond with her beloved boxer

The great jazz singer Billie Holiday, known as Lady Day, had fame, style, a distinctive singing voice—and lots of dogs. But a boxer named Mister was the dog she loved most.



Family fun, great food and dynamic community all in one place

Organizers of North and Northeast's biggest neighborhood festival, Good in the Hood are gearing up for Saturday, June 29



Bobby Bland's song 'Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City' was sampled on Jay-Z album

(CNN) -- Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland has died at the age of 83, his son said Monday.



Local artist refuses to compromise her vision as she encourages people to free their minds

One of the first things you'll notice about Blue is that she's unapologetically honest. The self-described "music baby" is about doing art her way, as well as helping other artists express themselves as freely as they choose.



Jackson lawyers argue AEG Live pressured his doctor to get Jackson ready for rehearsals

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's health deteriorated so badly in the last weeks of his life that he couldn't perform some of his trademark dance moves, according to evidence presented in his family's lawsuit against a concert promoter.



Diamonds tour posters show the singer naked from the waist up

Posters for the singer's "Diamonds" tour are being covered up ahead of her June 21 show at the Aviva Stadium. The images come from Rihanna's "Unapologetic" album cover which features her naked from the waist up, with her elbow and writing acting as a shield for certain body parts.



Jackson's mother and children are suing the concert promoter for liability in his death

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A top executive at AEG Live's parent company asked days before Michael Jackson's death if the singer was having big problems -- enough to warrant a straitjacket, according to testimony from Jackson's wrongful death trial.



Despite their amazing talents, folks pursuing this profession generally have precious little to show financially for their considerable contributions

Do the names Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, Tata Vega or Lynn Mabry ring a bell? Probably not, yet you are undoubtedly very familiar with their stellar work as backup singers for a variety of musical icons.



Thrift-store style on the runways

Secondhand clothing and vintage items are showing up in couture, street wear, even everyday office wear. Besides the incentive of saving money, thrifting has also become trendy.



Judge cites 'recent media reports concerning her welfare' as reason for investigation

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The judge overseeing Michael Jackson's estate and the custody of his children ordered an investigation into Paris Jackson's apparent suicide attempt.


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