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The Top Ten Reasons You Should Work for Free -- Unless You Are Wil Wheaton

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 11.06.2015 | Media
Stacie Huckeba

I'm a blogger, not a journalist. This is all stuff I would be doing over on Wordpress for free, but here I can hopefully inspire more people and a reach a broader audience with their platform. And I have.

Hillary Clinton Wins #TBT With Dolly Parton Costume

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

Twenty years ago, former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton threw herself one epic birthday party. Back in ...

Review: Don Henley at the LA Forum

Philip David Morton | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Henley gave a two and half hour concert, unusual in length as newer bands frequently do 75 minutes sets. But that's what you get when an O.G. of rock and roll shows up.

'Who Killed Captain Alex?': The Best Worst Film of 2010, Uganda-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Oscar Wilde once insisted, "Bad art is a great deal worse than no art at all." Isaac Nabwana proves him wrong. This offering has already been downloaded from YouTube over 258,994 gleeful times the last I checked.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: A Dazzling Conversation

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

Okay. There's Fred & Ginger. Sonny & Cher. Beyonce & Jay-Z. And then there's Bennett & Gaga. A match made in jazz heaven. Let's face it. We're dragging and sagging under heavy headlines. We all need a quick escape from global gloom, and I don't mean Soul Cycle.

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

Cindy Lovell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

Many of the regional musicians who recorded in Bristol did not go on to fame and fortune, but their contributions to country music are acknowledged and honored at last in this reimagined tribute project.

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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 | 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 ...