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Stories with person: Roger Ebert
  • A synthesizer of sounds, Prince 'rewrote the rulebook' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-22-16 8:04 am

    CHANHASSEN, Minnesota - Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay down the deepest grooves this side of Sly and the Family Stone. But no one could mistake his sound for anyone but Prince.

  • A Prince on screen, from 'Purple Rain' to 'Graffiti Bridge' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 10:06 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Flamboyant, expressive and larger than life despite his diminutive stature, Prince fit perfectly in Hollywood. He won an Oscar, starred in a big-screen hit, wrote and directed, and lent his songs to scores of productions.

  • EXCHANGE: Champaign woman hosts Hollywood for Ebertfest 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 11:48 am

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - As an Ebertfest hostess, Amani Ayad ferried around a festival guest in 2014 whom she had never heard of before.