Jones celebrates 75th b-day in Seattle

Jones celebrates 75th b-day in Seattle

SEATTLE, March 17 (UPI) -- Famed music mogul Quincy Jones celebrated his 75th birthday belatedly with a star-studded concert in his native Seattle Sunday night.
African American museum to honor Jones

African American museum to honor Jones

SEATTLE, March 14 (UPI) -- The Northwest African American Museum announced its grand opening week will conclude with an event honoring Quincy Jones at the Seattle Paramount Theatre.

West pays tribute to late mom at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rapper Kanye West paid tribute to his late mother Donda by singing his ballad "Hey Mama" at the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Report: 3 WVU football players dismissed

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- West Virginia football Coach Bill Stewart Thursday dismissed three players who face criminal charges, a report said.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Sonny Bono who was born in 1935; R&B singer James Ingram in 1956 (age 47); actor-rapper Ice T (real name: Tracy Morrow) in 1959 (age 44); former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor in 1961 (age 42); and the Blow Monkeys' Tony Kylie
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Today In Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 15-21.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

The Rolling Stones launched their 40th anniversary tour at Boston's Fleet Center with the self-assured cockiness of a band that knows how good it still is, playing a set of hits including "Satisfaction," "Jumping Jack Flash," "Street Fighting Man," "Brown
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Lance Bass apparently is finished with his astronaut fantasy camp mission. The Russian Space Agency evicted Bass from its Star City space camp outside Moscow because the former 'N Sync star has failed to pay the $20 million ticket price for a seat on the
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec was born this day in 1918 in Newark, N.J. This Blue Note recording artist worked extensively through the 1940s with Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and the Cab Calloway bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Q&A: Mann & Weil on surving as songwriters

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- The husband-wife songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil is the exception to the rule that in the rock era, hot songwriters burn out fast. They are now
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Elmo Hope was born this day in 1923 in New York. Classical piano studies and rhythm and blues tours preceded his shift into jazz in the 1950s when he recorded with Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson and Jackie McLean and Clifford Brown for the Blue Note
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

George Wein, the ingenious promoter who invented the concept of the jazz festival nearly a half-century ago at Newport, Rhode Island, has lived to see his brain
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

'Bandstand' is a true golden oldie

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Whatever else Dick Clark has learned since he first hosted "American Bandstand," there is one thing he says you can take to the bank: "If the parents hate it, k
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

LIZA'S ALL-STAR WEDDING According to gossip columnist Liz Smith, Liza Minnelli will have not one but two maids of honor when she marries David Gest, and 15 bridesmaids -- most of them household names.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

THE BRIT AWARDS Dido and Kylie picked up two awards at the Brit Awards, handed out this week in London. But NME.com reports Gorillaz, which had been up for a handful of the awards, went home empty-handed.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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James Ingram
James Ingram poses for photographers at the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary in New York City on March 28, 2004. (UPI PHOTO/JOHN ANGELILLO) .

James Ingram (born February 16, 1952) is an American soul musician. He is best-known as a vocalist. He is also a self-taught musician who plays piano, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Additionally, he is a producer and songwriter.

James Ingram was born in Akron, Ohio. He began his career in the '70s as part of the band Revelation Funk with Bernard Lawson, Sr., also from Akron. During this time, Ingram developed a reputation in the Los Angeles area as a session vocalist, and came to the attention of ex-Motown songwriter and producer Lamont Dozier. Dozier invited Ingram to contribute vocals to some material; one such song, "Love's Calling," garnered some airplay. The remainder of the material surfaced in 1980 on the album Zingara.

In 1981, Ingram provided the vocals to "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways" on Quincy Jones's album The Dude. He won a Grammy award for best R&B vocal performance for his work on this album. Ingram's debut album, It’s Your Night, appeared in 1983, including the ballad "There’s No Easy Way." He also worked with other notable R&B artists such as Ray Charles, Anita Baker, Viktor Lazlo, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, and Kenny Rogers. In 1990, he scored a No. 1 hit on the pop charts with the love ballad "I Don't Have the Heart" from his It's Real album.

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