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Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview with Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.

6 Secrets Of 'Badass Babes' Who Never Age

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

You know when you have entered the realm of the Badass Babe when you have finally figured out that you only have to answer to yourself. You have stopped worrying about showing your upper arms in public, putting a purple streak in your hair, and frankly what other people think.

When It Comes To Trans Issues, This Unearthed Clip Shows Dolly Parton Character Was A Trailblazer

Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Dolly Parton has long been a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community -- even before it was trendy -- and the above th...

Dolly Parton Duets With Superfan Who Has Down Syndrome, Dazzles Him With Her Kindness

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News

A country music legend just made one of her superfans feel like a star. Gage Blackwell of Lynnville, Tennessee, who has Down syndrome, is a huge f...

Joseph Erbentraut

These Gorgeous Dolly Parton Prints Will Renew Your Faith In Fan Art

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts

It’s hard to imagine a public figure who's inspired more fan art than country music legend Dolly Parton. And while fan art isn't always the most eye...

Drag Race Star Tammie Brown: Smoking Pot to Get Inspired

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Drag Race has always had its share of zany characters. After all, where else can a bedazzled styrofoam head become an international sensation? But even Season 6 standout Ornacia has nothing on the weirdness that is Tammie Brown.

Rhiannon Solo (and Then Some)

Barry Singer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Today -- after the amicable departure of Flemons and Robinson for their own solo projects -- the band, more than ever, is a shifting troupe of young African-American folk musicians who revolve around Rhiannon Giddens. I had long wanted to speak with this lady.

Moving 'Merch:' (T-Shirts and CDs) Sandra Bernhard at Joe's Pub

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bernhard tells us she lost her mother Jeanette this year. She mentions this in wistful passing, wondering what mom was doing while teenage Sandra was locked in her room listening to Laura Nyro. This quiet moment shows how she keeps the intimacy alive.

From Bulldogs to Elephant Walks: Chats With Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini and Anson Williams, Plus Matt Hires Works with RMH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Johnny Mathis: I guess you can make it happen by being in the right place at the right time. Who knows.

With the Power Pop of III, Jessica Campbell Can Count Her Blessings

Michael Bialas | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

She's a sweet Carolina native with a voice as luscious and refreshing as a glass of iced tea on a sweltering summer day. But don't let that sunny disposition and alluring Southern accent fool you.

Dolly Parton Calls Out Christians Who Judge The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Dolly Parton never seems to let us queers down. In a recent interview with Billboard, Parton opened up about her love for her gay fans -- as well a...

Larkin Poe: How Megan and Rebecca Lovell Got Their Sister Act Together

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Megan and Rebecca Lovell are all about family, so it was a stroke of genius (or marketing savvy) that led the stunning sisters to put the "kin" in Larkin Poe.

Laura Cantrell Finds Her Way Back to Nashville, Naturally

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"I'm sorry. I'm just prattling on," she said. Her unnecessary apology came in the middle of a fascinating response about proudly growing up in Music City USA and how she first made an indirect connection to the industry in a carpool driven by a guy whose parents were "Rocky Top" songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.

Reflections on Marriage (Part 3): Oprah and Dolly

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

I am no longer waiting for Oprah and Dolly to come out; I'm waiting for us all to recognize the centrality of friendship. I'm waiting for us to find new ways to talk about friendships as equally important as loveships.

Politics, Storytellers and Milltowns: Chatting With Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver and Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.

One Of The World's Best Celeb Photographers Reveals His Favorite Star Moments

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

When it comes to Mike Ruiz, what you see isn't necessarily what you get. Ruiz, a close friend of mine for almost two decades, is unquestionably one of the best celebrity photographers in the world.

Conversations with Billy Gilman, Ernest Ranglin, Mary Sarah and Gangstagrass' Rench, Plus Ben Jaimen's "Satellites" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Lost In Translation A Conversation with Billy Gilman Mike Ragogna: Billy, it seems like only yesterday when you made history becoming...

Dolly Parton Talks Fame, Fans and Dance Music

Chris Sosa | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

Country music has but one queen, and she has no intention to abdicate the throne. Dolly Parton has entered a new phase of increasing cultural relevance.

Dolly To Get 'Just A Wee Bit Gay' For A New Project

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Dolly Parton has long been country music's biggest gay icon, but it seems she might be taking pop pointers from the likes of Cher and Madonna for her ...

Dolly Parton Offers To Adopt Abandoned Dog

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

Country music legend Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog that was found abandoned at the Glastonbury Music Festival last week. The white lurch...

Dolly Parton Rocks Our World Performing 'Jolene' At Glastonbury Festival

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment

Back in 1973, Dolly Parton wowed the world with her now-legendary song "Jolene." Now, over four decades later, she's done it all over again with an in...

WATCH: Gay Aussie Diver Croons Dolly Parton

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Accompanied by his ukulele, Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham gave Dolly Parton's "Dumb Blonde" a multingual twist on YouTube. It isn't the first time...

Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey Reunite to Rebuild a Duhks Dynasty

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Jessee Havey remembers the day she took the Duhk call like it was... well... 2011.

This Is Some Next-Level Snapchatting

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Comedy

Get ready -- you're going to want to screen shot every part of this Snapchat song cover montage. The compilation comes from recent Harvard graduate...

Nashville Rocker Holland Marie Drops Fiery, Heartfelt Debut

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

You haven't heard of Holland Marie. But you will. For two years the Nashville rocker has been ripping up Music City's honky tonks, marching across the stage in her skin-tight, black pleather pants, gyrating her hips and banging her long, brown locks with Def Leppard-like ferocity.