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INTERVIEW: Paul Rodgers... Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and His Latest, "The Royal Sessions"

Binky Philips | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you've listened to Rock Radio in the USA for any length of time in the last 35 years, you have heard Paul Rodgers' voice over 200 times... easy! Paul is probably the most famous and well known rock vocalist that a whole lotta people don't know by name.

Music Legends Ask Congress For A Little 'Respect'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy & Christine Conetta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sounds of Motown legend Martha Reeves singing, "Everybody, pass this bill," could be heard Thursday echoing through the halls of the...

The Gulf Coast's Merry Mardi Gras Fest

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

A fine place to start Mardi Gras meanderings is at Biloxi's Mardi Gras Museum. Located in the historic Magnolia Hotel, this museum traces the three hundred year history of Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast. The costumes are outrageous and quite beautiful.

Amy Winehouse Is Gone. Beth Hart Is Here, Loud and Triumphant

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

In past CDs, Beth Hart has channeled Joplin, Aretha, Etta, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding. On this one, in her notes, she also acknowledges "the great Amy Winehouse."

From Foreigner to Songwriters Hall of Fame: A Conversation with Mick Jones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Sting, Trudie Styler Honored at We Are Family Foundation Benefit, with a Little Soul from Sam Moore

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Fresh from D.C., from a concert at the White House, Sam Moore performed his "Hold On, I'm Coming," "Something is Wrong with My Baby," "Soul Man" revue at the We Are Family Foundation Benefit on Thursday night, a tribute to Sting and Trudie Styler for their humanitarian efforts.

Movie Review: The Sapphires

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The darling of the Australian Academy Awards and a hit on the festival circuit, The Sapphires is that pure treat: an aggressively entertaining movie about the struggle, uplift, romance and joy of music.

The Legacy of Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay"

Doug Bradley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Black Voices
Doug Bradley

Forty five years ago this week, a record was released that would become the first posthumous number-one single in American recording history. I'm speaking of course of Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay."

Give Some Love to Michael Kiwanuka

Bobby Elliott | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment
Bobby Elliott

Contemporary soul singers usually don't fare too much better than hip hop artists when it comes to creative freedom, but Michael Kiwanuka seems to have made the album he wanted to make, except that no one's really talking about it.

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bruce Springsteen, Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys, Billy Preston, Hank Williams and more.

Under the Covers: A Musical Parlor Game

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most of these interpretations do the material proud, though some may leave you wanting to, well, hide under the covers. Making up your own lists and sharing with friends might make for a more soul-satisfying parlor game than, say, Geography.

Bad Cocktails and Lousy Baseball: What Mad Men Won't Tell You About New York in 1966

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.

The Best of Rock 'n' Roll on Film

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For social gatherings at home built around screening movies, outstanding rock documentaries and concert films are virtually guaranteed crowd pleasers, particularly if your home theater set-up includes a quality sound system.

Is Jay-Z And Kanye's Car A Work Of Art?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

It was a glorious day when the music video for "Otis," the first single from super-collaboration "Watch the Throne" was released. Yet in a music video...

A Pomegranate & Billy Jack: Conversations with Once's Marketa Irglova and honeyhoney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Marketa Irglova, her latest album is a direct result of her making a conscious decision to make music.

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Revisiting the Monterey International Pop Festival Through A Perfect Haze

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place at such a guileless time that the promoters used the word "pop" in its title. Not long after this would have been unthinkable, after the lines were drawn between "pop" music and rock and roll.

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Why Are Kanye And Jay-Z Being Sued?

E! Online | Posted 12.18.2011 | Celebrity

Different strokes for different folks...that is, unless one of the folks doesn't think those strokes sound very different at all. Let us explain. W...

Soul Music Is What I Do

Nate Larson | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Nate Larson

Soul music is not for Black people, or White people, or Brown people, or Purple people; it's for anyone who's ever heard a melody\ and had it come together in such a way that it transports them to a place where only the music is powerful enough to speak for them.

I've Got Dreams to Remember

Karla Redding-Andrews | Posted 11.10.2011 | Black Voices
Karla Redding-Andrews

The love and the principles, my father, Otis Redding, embodied are the reasons that we established the Big "O" Youth Educational Dream Foundation. Our mission is to motivate and empower the youth of today to "stay the course" and never give up on a dream.

Money Is a Concept: Pain, Hip-Hop, and Economic Soul-Sickness

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

These are disastrous times for millions of people, and our zero-sum money system can only enrich the few by bringing pain to the many. Can we build an economic policy out of our shared crisis and find a common purpose in its solution?

An Alternate Ending To HP, A Prop 8 Play And More

Posted 09.21.2011 | Home

An Alternate Ending To Harry Potter? A British journalist Greg Palast posted on his blog this week that due to his "close friendship" with J.K. Row...

Jay-Z/Kanye Wests 'Otis' Finally Drops

Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

Jay-Z and Kanye West's homage to Otis Redding, fittingly titled "Otis," finally hit the web today after much anticipation. The track, which samples Re...

An Artist With His "Eye On The Prize": A Conversation With Marc Broussard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Marc Broussard, you can't begin any discussion of musical influences without starting with Stevie Wonder at the top of that list.

Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."