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Heart and Soul: Memphis Gets Its Mojo Back

Tim Arnold | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Tim Arnold

One afternoon in the late '50s, a teenaged David Porter walks across the street from the grocery store he works at in Memphis and over to Satellite Records to see if, in addition to their country stuff, maybe they'd like to record some soul music.

'Unsung' Kicks Off New Season With Issac Hayes

Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices

TV One’s music series, “Unsung,” is set to follow up its award-winning success with the premiere of their sixth season on January 23. As expe...

Once Again, Donald Fagen Delivers

Joan K. Smith | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Donald Fagen -- as a solo artist -- is back, and this time we only had to wait six years. When the first single from Sunken Condos dropped in September, it only heightened anticipation. Now that the full album is in hand, how does it size up?

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Wilco, Whitney Houston, Sonny Sharrock, Count Basie, Gene Kelly, Joe Jackson and more.

Guitarist Who Performed The 'Theme From Shaft' Dies

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 07.01.2012 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Charles "Skip" Pitts, the longtime Memphis guitar player for Isaac Hayes whose distinctive sound helped define soul and make ...

Blaxploitation Era Icons: Where Are They Now?

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

The 1970s represented the dawning of a new era for African Americans, specifically in Hollywood as a deluge of movies centering on empowerment, pride ...

HuffPost Exclusive: Jim Bianco "Sinners," Plus a Conversation with The Crystals' La La Brooks and PBS Premieres Rock, Pop & Doo Wop

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Presented here is an exclusive HuffPost premiere of the Jim Bianco single, "Sinners," which just might become your new favorite party anthem.

Dog Ears Music: The Gift List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

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Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Republican Challenger Sees Spike In Support

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Republican candidate challenging Jesse Jackson Jr. for his congressional seat says that, for the first time in this campaign his phone is buzzing....

Visiting the Memphis Kings: Elvis and Dr. Martin Luther King

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Photo by Eric Lindberg Edison Pena, one of the rescued Chilean miners and a huge Elvis fan, is getting his wish: Graceland and the Memphis Conventio...

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Mae West, Isaac Hayes, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, and more.

From Philly International to The Berklee College Of Music: A Conversation With Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This weekend, the legendary R&B songwriting team will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of the 3500 songs they've produced over their 35-year partnership. In this interview, they reflect on their extraordinary careers.

Movie Review: The Book of Eli

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is a movie that has few ideas of its own, except for one large and highly suspect central one.

"How Do You Expect Me to Live on $10 Million a Year?": Famous Musician Bankruptcies

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Musicians burn through more cash than the Federal Reserve; Mick Fleetwood estimates he spent $8 million on cocaine alone.

The New New York Dolls Ain't Just Recycling Trash

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Does seeing what used to be one of the most influential bands of all time, in the former site of one of the most influential venues of the last 40 years, tarnish our memories of both?

Taking a "Stand" on the Black Male Experience

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tavis Smiley

My new film STAND reflects on Black men who "stood" for something in the past and what it means as Black men continue to "stand" for something now.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Read More: Stuart Bowden, Ted Stevens, Jesse Jackson Jr, Ron Paul, Guantanamo, Al Franken, Best Government Dollar Spent, 50 State Strategy, Mccain, Primary Schedule, Awards, China, Worst Political Theater, Drill Baby Drill, Sarah Palin, Most Overreported Story, Andrew Cuomo, First Cat, Howard Dean, Socks the Cat, 2008, Bailout, Sofa, Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Worst Political Scandal, John Edwards, Status of Forces, Sorry to See You Go, Health Care, Aids, Global Warming, Gravel, Election 2008 Coverage, Alaska, Bobby Jindal, Thomas Tamm, Reconstruction, Joe the Plumber, Tony Snow, Bernanke, Democrat, Letterman, Socks Clinton, Most Underrated, Democrats, Barack Obama, Best Idea, Predictions, George Carlin, 15 Minutes of Fame, Honorable Mention, Michigan, Hybrid, Wiretapping, Fred Thompson, Hillary Clinton, Executive Experience, Maliki, Caribou Barbie, Best Spin, Stuart Bowen, Destined for Political Oblivion, Kucinich, Jesse Helms, Private Jet, Beijing, Truth Commission, Going Green, Iraq, Most Overrated, Isaac Hayes, Spitzer, Caroline Kennedy, Bush, Wright, Blagojevich, Paulson, Bo Diddley, Mclaughlin, Unemployment, Inauguration, Destined for Political Stardom, Biggest Government Waste, Snl, Florida, Socks, Primary, Africa, Whistleblower, Best Political Theater, Most Underreported Story, Boldest Political Tactic, Castro, David Plouffe, Jeremiah Wright, Olympics, Harvey Korman, Beau Biden, Bernie Mac, Free Speech Zone, Wall Street, Chris Weigant, Oil, Most Honest Person, Socialism, Michael Crichton, Arthur C. Clarke, Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Worst Idea, David Letterman, Tamm, Wurzelbacher, Politics News
Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

Isaac Hayes, American Hero

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bob Ostertag

Here's an idea for you Internet news hounds: take a break and honor the passing of Isaac Hayes by renting Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story.

Isaac Hayes Remembered By Family And Friends

AP | JOHN GEROME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The weight of soul singer Isaac Hayes' legacy in Memphis could be measured in a single remark at his memorial service Monday. ...

Isaac Hayes Cause Of Death: Probable Stroke

AP | WOODY BAIRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Isaac Hayes apparently died of a stroke, officials with the sheriff's department said Tuesday. The deep-voiced soul singer die...

Isaac Hayes: I Thank You, Black Moses

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

As a writer, producer, artist and even voice over talent on South Park, Hayes left his mark - "can you dig it?" Thank you, Black Moses, for taking this lifelong fan to the promised land.

Isaac Hayes Dies Aged 65

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not ...