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Hangout Snapshot, Day 3: Firekid Is a Hot Prospect Getting Closer to the Fame

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

He started playing when he was 11 years old, and by the age of 17 as a senior at Florence High School, he was a champion, becoming the second-youngest person to win the National Flat Pick Guitar title.

Want Some Hangout Clout? My Morning Jacket's Jim James Is the Surreal Deal

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

My Morning Jacket's mysterious frontman/guitarist/vocalist must enjoy keeping people guessing, bouncing from prestigious side projects to occasional solo work to incredible collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford.

Meet Houndmouth, the Best Little Indy Rock Band in Americana

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When Houndmouth was ready to start its sophomore album, the fearless foursome went for broke and reached out to Dave Cobb to see if the Nashville producer would take on the project.

America's Best Waterfront Restaurant Is...

Budget Travel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Fabulous American seafood joints by the sea.

Hangout High 5: Take a Trip to Stevie Wonder Land and Yeah Yeah Yeahs-ville

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Stevie Wonder was the main attraction, and deservedly so, while delivering a feel-good message along with solid gold hits by himself, Marvin Gaye, Mic...

From Ellie Goulding to Karen O, Rate the Best of the Hangout Hair Bands (Slideshow)

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen It's not all about the hair when it comes to rock 'n' roll ...

Hangout, Day 1: Kings of Leon, Jim James, Ryan Bingham Kick Off One of the Best Fests (Slideshow)

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"This is the best American crowd we've seen in a long, long time." It only took Kings of Leon frontman and lead singer Caleb Followill 50 minutes to ...

Hangout and About, Part 1: Jason Isbell is Solo, But Not Alone

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Jason Isbell doesn't mince words while discussing his battle with the bottle. "Man, I'm an alcoholic," the Alabama singer-songwriter said of his add...

Extreme Turbine Power Boats to Help Clean Up the Gulf

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

In its continuing effort to protect the public from toxic chemical exposure due to crude oil and Corexit dispersants, the City Of Orange Beach, Alabam...

Gulf Residents Speak Out About Severe Sickness From Chemicals In The Gulf

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

"The health effects are the most frightening because everybody is sick and the doctors here don't know how to treat us. We are having a hard time finding doctors."

The Crime of the Century: What BP and the US Government Don't Want You to Know, Part I

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

To judge from most media coverage, the beaches are open, the fishing restrictions being lifted and the Gulf resorts open for business in a safe environment. We spent the last few weeks along the Gulf coast, and the reality is distinctly different.

Shoddy Disposal Work Mars Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — A leaky truck filled with oil-stained sand and absorbent boom soaked in crude pulls away from the beach, leaving tar balls ...