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Marcia Liss | Posted 01.31.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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First Nighter: Broadway's Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Café Carlyle's Cheyenne Jackson and the Duplex's Ben Rimalower

David Finkle | Posted 01.15.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

One of the Broadway season's very highest lights, the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart You Can't Take It With You remains brightly illuminated now that replacements Richard Thomas and Anna Chlumsky have joined the hilariously accomplished ensemble under Scott Ellis's eloquent direction.

Elvis! 80!

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

I was once, just once, this close to Elvis Presley, who was born 80 years ago today.

For Elvis' 80th Birthday, See What's up for Bid at Graceland

Lisa Singh | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Singh

The King of Rock 'n' Roll is still royal at 80, and all week long Elvis Presley's Graceland is celebrating what would have been the King's milestone...

The Story Behind Elvis' 'Secret' Weekend Retreat

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty

Residents of Palm Springs, California are used to having Hollywood icons as neighbors. But one neighbor has stood out over the years, one with a very ...

10 Classic Elvis Dance Moves In Honor Of The King's 80th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ben Craw and Shelley Emling | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Elvis Presley. The cultural icon often referred to as America's first and greatest rock-and-roll star would have celebrated his 80...

The Elvis of Our Dreams

John Covach | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
John Covach

As we mark the singer's 80th birthday, let's remember not only the Elvis of our dreams, but also the Elvis of history, whose recordings and performances changed popular music forever. Even today, Elvis the icon is everywhere -- bigger in death, it sometimes seems, that he was in life

Want To Fly Like Elvis? Now, You Can!

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | Weird News

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Elvis Presley's pair of personal jets, one complete with gilded wash basin and plush sleeping quarters, will go under the hammer i...

An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

Tristan Higgins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. What follows is (most of) our conversation.

Les Freres Corbusier Is Back! And So Is Herbert Hoover!

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Now that Alex Timbers is a big Broadway director and also the co-creator/writer of an Amazon series (Mozart in the Jungle), I was afraid we wouldn't see much from his theater company, Les Freres Corbusier. But not so!

The Inside Scoop On Whether Elvis Was A Good Kisser

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Wink Martindale and Elvis Presley had a unique relationship, to say the least. Martindale — who has been a DJ and game show host for the past 50 yea...

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

Findery | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Findery

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.

All Appropriation Everything: IHOP Joins List of Cultural-Appropriation Offenders

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 01.05.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Over the last few months, corporations have found a new way to gain attention on Twitter: tweeting rap lyrics and other allusions to hip-hop culture. The culprit that has most popularly surfaced across Twitter timelines is IHOP, which tweets edited versions of lyrics from songs by artists such as Drake, Trinidad James, and Bobby Shmurda.

Singles Charts and the Battle for Bullets

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the record industry boom of the early 1970s, revenue from album sales was the mother lode. But the most effective way to break a new artist or take an existing act to the next level was the hit single. A single that permeated the nation's airwaves and galvanized the culture was the royal road to the multi-platinum LP.

Our Studio Visit With Alfred Wertheimer

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Alfred Wertheimer's intimate and candid early portraits of Elvis Presley justly earned his legacy as one of pop culture's most important fine art photographers.

Famed Elvis Photographer Dies

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheime...

Out of the Box: Elvis' Fiancee Ginger Alden Breaks Her Silence in New Book

Cilla McCain | Posted 12.16.2014 | Books
Cilla McCain

She writes from the point of view of young woman in awe of her fiancee, yet it's obvious that she was mature beyond her 21 years. When he encouraged her to read spiritual books, instead of rolling her eyes with boredom, she did so with genuine enthusiasm.

The Girl Upstairs and the Boy Next Door

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.16.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

You save a fortune in carfare and shoe leather when you date somebody who lives one flight up. Going steady, Sal and Charlotte spent endless evenings canoodling on their mutual front stoop.

Q&A With Susan SurfTone About Her Groundbreaking EP "Reckoning"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Mary Pauline Lowry

In her new six-song EP "Reckoning," surf guitar icon Susan SurfTone takes surf rock to a haunting and beautiful place it's never been before. With characteristic mastery, SurfTone gives each song life and depth.

The Book of Life Director Made Me Laugh -- and Cry

Nell Minow | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

The first time I met animator Jorge Gutierrez, director of the dazzling new animated musical film The Book of Life, he made me laugh. I interviewed him at San Diego Comic-Con in 2009 about his new animated series on Nickelodeon, El Tigre.

Streisand and Partners: Brillance and Meh

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Albums are tricky things in today's world. Now, every track must be a hit, a single, a smash. These 12 songs are a lovely compilation of classics and standards, many covered by the woman who made them such, with new approaches and voices. The fact that Streisand even cares to record at 72 is amazing, and her voice remains equally as such.

Underrated Albums of the '90s -- Part 5

Robbie Gennet | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s that may have been overlooked. Now that a few decades have passed, we can get some perspective and see how they've held up over the years.

The Identical Totally Entertains

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Identical is a movie that should be seen for the discovery of Blake Rayne if for nothing else. But it also has an interesting storyline, and solid performances by Liotta and Judd. Throw in some hummable tunes and you have a movie satisfactory for the entire family.

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 3)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.

Schooled in the Jungle Room (My Life and Death Struggle in Memphis)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

May 1987. Memphis, Tennessee. I'm standing outside the gates of Graceland Mansion with my friend Wess. I tell him I think this whole Elvis thing i...