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As liner notes get scarce in the digital age, the Recording Academy wants fans to still be able to find out who the people are behind their favorite hit.
Through music, scripture and song, Don Cornelius was remembered Thursday as the man who elevated black culture and entertainment with his "Soul Train," demolishing barriers of race and culture, and changing the nation's history.
When this proud city welcomed back hometown hero Don Cornelius last year, it wasn't just Chicago-style _ it was "Soul Train" style, complete with Afro wigs, bell bottoms and hip-shaking in the streets.
Don Cornelius, the silken-voiced host of TV's "Soul Train" who helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting-edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75.
British actor-comedian Russell Brand will interview former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr for Sirius XM Radio.
Don Chandler, a kicker and punter who was part of four championship teams with the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, has died. He was 76.
"His contributions to television, music and our culture as a whole will never be matched," he said. "My heart goes out to Don's family and loved ones."