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How Fame Kills!

L.E. Kalikow | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
L.E. Kalikow

A major record company president once told me I'd probably never be a star because, as he put it, "You wouldn't kill your mother for it." Although this may have been an oversimplification, it takes a special personality to strive for and thrive in the spotlight.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back To You

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back to You Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass "O Wag...

Elvis Looked Great Holding the Guitar. Scotty Moore Sounded Great Playing It

David Hinckley | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

To this day, no picture has ever captured the spirit of rock 'n' roll better than the young Elvis Presley wielding his guitar like a gunslinger's .45....

Float Like A Butterfly Muhammad Ali

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.08.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

Muhammad Ali was known for his boxing successes, but he also motivated many of us with his ideas about life and how to live it. He believed in pe...

Prince, Paisley Park, and Historic Preservation

Greg Werkheiser | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Werkheiser

Photo: Prince's Paisley Park by Instagram @rreluxx "Then I'll live in a big white mansion At the top of the road I'm gonna wear the latest fashion Th...

My Child Stood on Elvis's Grave

Julee Morrison | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Julee Morrison

There are moments in a mother's life when she experiences children who pay no respect to boundaries. My second child was THIS Child. He was a Houdin...

How Elvis Presley Went From Liberal Icon To Anti-Drug Activist

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment

One of the most popular photos at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. -- a 1970 snapshot of Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon shaking hands in the...

Kevin Spacey Steps Into Richard Nixon's Shoes In 'Elvis & Nixon' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment

Richard Nixon wasn't particularly keen to host non-English-speaking officials at the White House. Ditto Elvis Presley, according to a scene from the n...

Real. Country. Music. & Wide Awake: Chatting with Gene Watson and Parachute's Will Anderson, Plus a Free Joe Bonamassa Download

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Bonamassa, "I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician. Somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.

A Twisted French Journey Into Las Vegas Culture

JK Russ | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
JK Russ

There is a new (French) kid in town and he's not afraid to aim his slingshot at the established cultural giants. Such audacity is only possible when t...

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 support...

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

In 1967, Elvis Presley married 21-year-old Priscilla Ann Beaulieu after a seven-year courtship. Nine months later, Priscilla gave birth to their only ...

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 ex-wife, ...

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 his lege...

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 04.22.2016 | 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.