The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission said it plans to recommend hearings for allegations of torture made against Chicago police officers.
Canadian crooner Michael Buble gave an impromptu performance at the Lincoln Center New York subway stop, singing Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You."
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Johnny Otis, bandleader, songwriter, producer, drummer, singer and rhythm and blues pioneer died at his Altadena, Calif., home, his manager said.
A lawyer testified Thursday former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge admitted a man accused of killing two police officers was beaten to get a confession.
Motown staple, keyboardist and Funk Brothers member Joe Hunter has been found dead in his Detroit apartment.
U.S. pop sensation Usher has signed on to two more films in addition to an untitled MTV Films project and a Jackie Wilson biopic, reports MTV.com.
Once again, the Hollywood awards season is lucrative for pirates, who have flooded the market with copies of studio "screeners" issued to promote Oscar campaigns.
Today's birthdays include DJ Wolfman Jack, who was born Robert Smith in 1939; Richie Havens in 1941 (age 62); Mac Davis and War's Edwin Starr, both in 1942 (age 61); Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bassist Jim Ibbotson in 1947 (age 56); Billy Ocean in 1950 (age 53
Today's birthdays include Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Jesse Russell of the Persuasions in 1939 (age 63); keyboardist John Locke of Spirit and Nazareth, Onnie McIntyre of the Average White Band, and Gary Alexander of The Ass
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