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09.29.2014 | 119 days ago | Posted at 05:16 PM

Deluxe DVD release of TV Special

By David Luhrssen
Motown was one of the most vital record labels ever, and in the peak years, the 1960s through early ‘70s, the Detroit enterprise produced some of the best music heard on AM radio—or anywhere else. By the time the label celebrated its 25th anniversary, it had been sold to Polygram and would be passed from square to square like a chit on the Monopoly board. And yet, the TV speci...
05.24.2013 | | Posted at 09:07 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Richard Pryor was funny on CD, of course, but to fully experience the humor, you needed to see him in action. A new package called “No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert,” is a lavish set in a hard cover with an extensive, illustrated booklet along with seven CDs and two DVDs. The audio discs comprise a best-of collection culled from eight LPs released from 1968 through 1983 (incl...
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
 The two names that best explain money's unprecedented political influence in America are not Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but Montgomery Brewster and Ross Perot. The former duo, who will each raise nearly $1 billion for their presidential campaigns, are mere symbol...