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Review: Berkeley Rep's 'Ain't Too Proud' is loaded with ferocity and heart

My paternal grandfather was a legend in the Oakland flea market community. When I was a kid of nine, he and I would take off every Sunday morning to hunt down the latest bargains, and we’d usually finish off our jaunts at Talk of the Town on International Boulevard in Oakland, devouring carne asada burritos and cokes, refueling after pounding the drive-in pavement for hours on end. 1,160 more words

Fall Out Boy Changed Name of Song, Still Sued Twelve Years Later

(Hollywood, CA) In what has become a major upset for the pop punk community, all involved in the production and sales of the song “Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued” ( 328 more words

The Songwriters - Berry Gordy and (separately) Mickey Stevenson

And so back to Motown, that cornucopian family of singers, musicians and writers. Few labels have had such a volume of great acts on the books at the same time, and that meant they needed not just a steady stream of material but a fast-flowing river, and fortunately the writers were there just like the singers, many being performers themselves. 474 more words

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