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Life Happens to Candi Staton

Tom Semioli | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

Witness Candi Staton as heard on her latest album Life Happens (Beracah Records). Her overall influence on popular music is incalculable. The artist who Frank Sinatra referred to as "the only true genius in show business" once bestowed upon Ms. Staton the title of "Female Ray Charles" a few decades ago.

Dream 13 of '13: Top Albums, Favorite Artists of the Year

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

This year in music was all about playing favorites. Oh, occasionally a few artists who were a delightful pleasure to hear for the first time managed...

Dove Tales: Amanda Shires Is Learning to Fly Like a Bird

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If Amanda Shires is the perfect example of writing what you know, there just might be a box set equivalent of James Joyce's greatest hits waiting just...

Who To See At Bonnaroo

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The headliners usually get all the ink and this year's group at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is definitely ink-worthy:...

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...

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...

A Prairie Home Companion, Zou Bisou Bisou, Afrika Bambaataa: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 25, 26, 27, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.25.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, MAY 25 1. A Prairie Home Companion At Wolf Trap Garrison Keillor is bringing a live version of his long running story telling va...