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Once dominant, the smooth-singing R&B group has been edged out by hip-hop and solo artists. So what happened?

By Renee Graham
Globe Staff / September 18, 2005

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On Tuesday, Earth, Wind & Fire will release its latest album, ''Illumination." What's most remarkable isn't the fact that the CD has guest turns from, among others, OutKast's Big Boi, Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, or the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am. Nor is it most noteworthy that this is the 23d album in a 35-year career of multimillion-selling recordings, various ... (Full article: 1423 words)

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