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Stories with person: Lionel Richie
  • Frankie Beverly and Maze returns to Essence Festival 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:49 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - For 15 years, thousands of fans dressed all in white entered the Superdome on the final day of the Essence Festival anticipating the soulful sounds of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who also dressed in his signature white pants, shirt and baseball cap, would sing into the wee hours of the next day.

  • Studio where Commodores made hits is transformed into museum 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:40 am

    TUSKEGEE, Alabama - In their prime, the Commodores spent six months a year working out of Commodore Studio, an expansive Tuskegee space where the band wrote, rehearsed and recorded classic songs like "Brick House," ''Easy" and "Three Times a Lady." The band owned equal shares of the nondescript white-brick building on East Martin Luther King Highway, where they made music history for the better part of a decade.