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Elvis Presley's Death -- What Really Killed the King?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 02.06.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

I'd have to classify Elvis's death as an accident. There's no one to blame -- certainly not Elvis. He was a severely injured and ill man. There's no specific negligence on anyone's part and definitely no cover-up or conspiracy of a criminal act.

As the First David Bowie Tributes Roll In, Here's To 10 Other Artists Whose Deaths Inspired Music

David Hinckley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

In an age where the whole world is a vidcam, it took only hours for the first breathtaking David Bowie musical tribute to go viral. Chris Nickol, or...

Happy Birthday, Elvis -- Vaccine Champion Extraordinaire!

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Elvis Presley rocked more than the jailhouse -- he rocked the vaccine world. Elvis, who would have been 81 on Jan. 8, calmed suspicious minds when he took a break during rehearsals at the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 and got the new Salk polio vaccine.

Scoundrels, Stoners And Elvis, Or: A Year In The Life Of Michael Shannon

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment

The he's-in-everything phase of Michael Shannon's career has begun. Shannon's IMDb page lists 11 films on his 2016 slate, proceeding memorable suppor...

The Time I Met John Lennon

Stu Kreisman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment
Stu Kreisman

John Lennon was always one of my heroes. I'm damn lucky to have met him. It's a moment I'll never forget. And on a day when everyone is talking about his death, I just figured today was the right time to tell this story to you.

Tom Jones Honors Elvis Presley In The First Video and Single From His New CD, "Long Lost Suitcase"

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.28.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Beloved singer and recording artist Sir Tom Joneshas a new 13 song CD, Long Lost Suitcase on S-Curve Records. The album's first single and video, "Elvis Presley Blues," is about the man who would become Jones' friend in the 1960s.

Priscilla Presley Reveals The Hardest Part Of Being Married To Elvis

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce

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Elvis May Be Getting An EDM Twist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

With the new album "If I Can Dream," the music of Elvis Presley meets the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to create a new, fresh sound. Elvis's e...

How The Spirit Of Elvis Guides Priscilla Presley Today

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty

It's been 38 years since Elvis Presley's death, but the King's music is taking on a new life with "If I Can Dream," a new album that combines ...

New CIA Information On JFK's Assassination

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Keith Thomson

Former CIA Director George Tenet believed the President's Daily Briefs to be so sensitive that none could be released for publication "no matter how old or historically significant it may be." Yet, yesterday, the CIA declassified and released every PDB produced during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. So what's in the PDBs?

Lost in Translation: The 'Translational Fallacy' in Analyzing Lyric Writing

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Translating lyrics can be a noble calling. It's simply not what Carl did. When writing a lyric -- whether or not there was an already existing foreign-language one -- he focused on one thing and one thing alone: creating the perfect "wedding" of words and music.

Graceland Goes to Vegas: 11 Sights and Tours Perfect for the Elvis Fan

Viator | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
Viator

If you haven't heard the exciting news: Graceland, Elvis Presley's former home and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States, has hit Las Vegas. In honor of the occasion -- and to inspire all you Elvis Presley fans -- here are 11 of the best Elvis sights and tours around the U.S.

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

The Truth (About Americans' Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories) Is out There

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Tabloid headlines, internet comment threads, that one uncle at Thanksgiving dinner: Conspiracy theories are everywhere. Polls reveal the truth -- the truth about what the public believes, that is. While some conspiracy theories are dismissed by the vast majority of the public, others are widely accepted as true.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

How to Celebrate Elvis Week

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his sanctuary and estate in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 42 years old. The news sent a wave of shock and sadness as the world mourned the man who transformed how we listen to music and so much more.

R.I.P. Jerry Weintraub, a Modern Day Renaissance Man

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Gregoris Kalai

While most people might not be familiar with the name "Jerry Weintraub," they are bound to be familiar with the fruits of this man's labor.

Great Conversations: Brian Wilson

Alex Simon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The release of the new biographical drama "Love & Mercy" got me thinking back a bit. During my time at Venice Magazine I was lucky enough to meet and interview most of my heroes from the world of film.

Christianity in Crisis? Blame Elvis

Gary Laderman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Bill O'Reilly is wrong. Rap is not to blame for the current crisis in American Christianity. Blame Elvis, that's what I say. He is the main culprit in the current cultural transformation shaking the foundations of religion in America.

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

CD Review: Good Boy by Nate Paladino

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

The EP is nostalgic, rife with powerful melodies, and provides the perfect vehicle for Paladino's sometimes snarky, sometimes growling voice. Listeners who long for the embryonic days of rock n' roll -- the 1950s and 1960s -- won't be disappointed.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Findery

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

Personal Heroes

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.02.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

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