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Maroon 5, Jimmy Cliff, Willie Nelson: Jazz Fest Day 5 Trifecta

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Adam Levine started his Maroon 5 set wearing a jacket, as the record cold day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival necessitated. Levine sang ...

New Orleans Jazz Festival Highlights Native American Music

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Mixed in among the jazz, Cajun, blues and zydeco flowing from the stages here are the singing, chanting and drumming of Native Ame...

Live from New Orleans: It's Jazz Fest in HD on AXS TV

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Jazz, rock, electronica, world music and everything in-between are more accessible than ever this year as Jazz Fest comes to high definition cable television on AXS TV.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.30.2013 | New York
Len Berman

In the NBA playoffs both the Houston Rockets and the Brooklyn Nets staved off elimination.

Willie Nelson 'Hobbit 2' Audition Tape Is Awesome

Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy

Today marks Willie Nelson's 80th birthday, but instead of waiting for gifts to be showered upon him, he has given us this important video. Courtesy of...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Greeted By Steady Rain

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- A steady, sometimes heavy rain pelted fans Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on. A soaked Dav...

8 Little-Known Facts About Willie Nelson

Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty

Few Americans are as beloved as country singer, songwriter, icon and marijuana enthusiast Willie Nelson. We know a lot about Nelson -- with more than ...

'America Is A Bizarre Place And Willie Is Our Captain'

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson. As the enduring American icon's 80th birthday ha...

New Orleans Jazz Fest To Feature Living Legends

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- If there's a theme to this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it may be living legends. Headliners include B.B. King, Bill...

Willie Nelson: American Icon

Dennis Miller | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Dennis Miller

Happy 80th birthday, Willie. You are a true American original. May every liberal-conservative-human rights-farm-advocate-music loving pot smoker light one up in your honor.

Willie Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: 'I'd Never Marry A Guy I Didn't Like'

Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Willie Nelson has backed gay marriage in a poignant new interview. The 79-year-old country music legend tells Texas Monthly's Andy Langer that "[g...

PHOTO: Here's A Portrait Of Willie Nelson ... On Toast

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts

Folks look like they're having a splendid time at Austin festival SXSW, but we weren't jealous until we caught a glimpse of this wild toast art. Y...

"Low Budget": A Rather Sad Soundtrack For Sequestration

David Wild | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

"Sequester" sounds significantly sexier than it is. As in, "Sequester"? I don't even know 'er. See, I was right.

Why Country Music Stars Should Join the Marijuana Majority

Jamie Haase | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Jamie Haase

Surely Willie Nelson comes to mind for many people when the words "country music" and "marijuana" are mentioned together. Yet Willie has many younger allies these days as a new generation of "outlaw" artists are brazenly singing about pot.

New Orleans Jazz Fest On The Cheap

Home Away | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Home Away

New Orleans on Mardi Gras is like a kid hopped on Halloween candy. A good time is a guarantee, but is it worth it? Maybe not. Don't fret if you missed out on the Mardi Gras frenzy. Instead, plan a visit this spring for the equally exciting New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Art on the Road

Bruce Helander | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

A potential treat while driving across the country can be the discovery of offbeat town names, like Art City, Utah. Since I saw that one, I have kept my eyes peeled for more examples, and I have collected literally hundreds of crazy sounding places.

Willie Nelson: Naughty, but Nice

Liz Smith | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

Willie IS Santa, according to thousands of his fans who are reading this month what Willie has to say about getting older -- getting busted for possession of marijuana and getting mistaken for Santa himself.

Afloat In Canada's Islands Of Beauty

Richard Wiese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Wiese

It floated up to the shore in the form of a volleyball with "Japan Volleyball Association" stamped on it, accompanied by Japanese soda bottles. It was clearly debris from that terrible tsunami that tragically hit Japan in March of 2011.

Blake Shelton Dominates Country Music Awards

Reuters | Vernell Hackett | Posted 01.01.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov 1 (Reuters) - Blake Shelton dominated the Country Music Association awards on Thursday, taking home three trophies, including t...

BayFest - Alabama's Premiere Music Festival

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

BayFest 2012 is upon us this weekend! Featuring musical acts of just about every genre imaginable on seven different stages in downtown Mobile from Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, BayFest offers up something for everyone.

Kinky Friedman Is Back on the Scene and This Time... He's Serious

Dina Gachman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Dina Gachman

If you're a Texan, you know the name Kinky Friedman. If you're not, you may have heard of his much-publicized run for the governor's seat against Rick Perry, his songs like "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed."

Talkin' Politics with Kinky Friedman: We talk to the legendary singer, songwriter, novelist, politician.

Steve Karras | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Steve Karras

"The Kinkster" spoke to us from his ranch in the Texas hill country recently to discuss his enduring music and literary career and his plans to saddle up again and try and unseat the incumbent Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, in the 2014 election.

Ethel: A Daughter's Tale, Summerdocs Finale

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.01.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Ethel, a new HBO documentary, the fascination with all things Kennedy shifts to the legacy of Robert. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy, his 11th child, focuses on the role of her mother in their remarkable marriage, and in the aftermath of his death.

Joe Satran

Willie Nelson: 'Gangster,' Sure -- But Oscar Nominee? | Joe Satran | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment

Put yourself, for a moment, in the mind of Harvey Weinstein. Thrilling, right? That power! Now consider the following scenario: You have a new movie c...

Greg Rosalsky

Willie Nelson, Flo Rida To Perform For Vets During 2012 Conventions | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Those near the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions this year can show support for the troops while getting entertainment from Willie Nels...