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Out of the Box: Elvis' Fiancee Ginger Alden Breaks Her Silence in New Book

Cilla McCain | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Cilla McCain

She writes from the point of view of young woman in awe of her fiancee, yet it's obvious that she was mature beyond her 21 years. When he encouraged her to read spiritual books, instead of rolling her eyes with boredom, she did so with genuine enthusiasm.

The Girl Upstairs and the Boy Next Door

Charlie Carillo | Posted 10.16.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

You save a fortune in carfare and shoe leather when you date somebody who lives one flight up. Going steady, Sal and Charlotte spent endless evenings canoodling on their mutual front stoop.

Q&A With Susan SurfTone About Her Groundbreaking EP "Reckoning"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Mary Pauline Lowry

In her new six-song EP "Reckoning," surf guitar icon Susan SurfTone takes surf rock to a haunting and beautiful place it's never been before. With characteristic mastery, SurfTone gives each song life and depth.

The Book of Life Director Made Me Laugh -- and Cry

Nell Minow | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

The first time I met animator Jorge Gutierrez, director of the dazzling new animated musical film The Book of Life, he made me laugh. I interviewed him at San Diego Comic-Con in 2009 about his new animated series on Nickelodeon, El Tigre.

Streisand and Partners: Brillance and Meh

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Albums are tricky things in today's world. Now, every track must be a hit, a single, a smash. These 12 songs are a lovely compilation of classics and standards, many covered by the woman who made them such, with new approaches and voices. The fact that Streisand even cares to record at 72 is amazing, and her voice remains equally as such.

Underrated Albums of the '90s -- Part 5

Robbie Gennet | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s that may have been overlooked. Now that a few decades have passed, we can get some perspective and see how they've held up over the years.

The Identical Totally Entertains

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Identical is a movie that should be seen for the discovery of Blake Rayne if for nothing else. But it also has an interesting storyline, and solid performances by Liotta and Judd. Throw in some hummable tunes and you have a movie satisfactory for the entire family.

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 3)

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.

Schooled in the Jungle Room (My Life and Death Struggle in Memphis)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

May 1987. Memphis, Tennessee. I'm standing outside the gates of Graceland Mansion with my friend Wess. I tell him I think this whole Elvis thing i...

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, had died a few days before at my parents' Long Island home and I'd just been on the receiving end of a verbal thrashing, in Thai, from an enraged restaurateur whose tiny ad we'd had the gall to run near the equally tiny ad of his Thai food rival.

Aging Boomers: Is 50 Really the New 30?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

How do we venerate age? How do we talk about death, dying, and grief? How do we comfort the bereaved? How do we honor the memories and legacies of loved ones?

What Was It Like to Work With Elvis Presley?

Quora | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"He was sitting there, so still. He had such black hair and white skin and I thought, 'Wow, they have a mannequin that looks just like Elvis!'"

Celebrity Collector: John Force

Reyne Haines | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

John Force began his career in racing with the reputation of a "disaster on wheels" and turned into the winningest driver in drag racing history.

You'll Never Believe Who Once Dated The King

OWN | Posted 07.08.2014 | OWN

Before she was the famed '80s horror show hostess Elvira, Cassandra Peterson was a Las Vegas showgirl with big dreams. While working as a topless danc...

16 Times Sunglasses Stole The Show

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. They are one of the few accessories that have the power to transform an entire outfit. Sunglasses ...

Vaneese Thomas: Launching "Blues for my Father" at the Cutting Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just after the Father's Day weekend, when Vaneese Thomas sang backup for Aretha Franklin at sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall, the singer had a ...

Super-Rich Indian Guru: Dead or Just Resting?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Has mega-rich Hindu guru Shri Ashutosh Maharaj been dead for the past four months, as attested by doctors, his family and the police? Or has he been ...

Priscilla Presley Shares New Window Into The King's Soul

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Priscilla Presley has never stopped loving Elvis. And he never stopped loving her. Yes, they were married for six years. Yes, they were divorced. But their devotion, love, and respect for each other remained long after the ink was dry on the divorce papers they signed in 1973... actually, for the rest of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's life.

Nashville Rocker Holland Marie Drops Fiery, Heartfelt Debut

Joshua Kors | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

You haven't heard of Holland Marie. But you will. For two years the Nashville rocker has been ripping up Music City's honky tonks, marching across the stage in her skin-tight, black pleather pants, gyrating her hips and banging her long, brown locks with Def Leppard-like ferocity.

Investigating the West Coast Mafia

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Despite Michael's Tahoe compound, and the beautiful Fredo scene on the lake, I never thought of California, where I grew up, as mafia country. The mafia still seemed a world away and more at home on the crowded streets of Little Italy and the Corleone olive orchards. Turns out the mafia was closer to home than I could have ever imagined.

Andy Kaufman, Summer Camp and Rock & Roll

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The 30th anniversary of performance artist Andy Kaufman's premature death has inspired moving reminiscences from friends and admirers. I didn't know A...

Listen To Jack White's Record-Breaking Single

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of...

Dancing in Paradise: An Encounter with Howard Finster

Sally Hansell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Sally Hansell

For the past few months, Lauri Stallings, an innovative choreographer in Atlanta, has been having deep conversations with Rev. Howard Finster, the fol...

Chasing Autographs

Liz Carlston | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Liz Carlston

Collecting autographs has always been a favorite hobby. I've been hooked ever since snagging John Elway's signature on a picture I drew of the quarter...

Kauai, Hawaii -- The Garden Island

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 06.07.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Barton Sloane

"We can never have enough of nature" -- Henry David Thoreau Is it possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to? You might say I've done H...