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Solomon Burke

Kickstarting Over: Paula Cole Prepares Raven for Takeoff

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Paula Cole is a piano-playing poet and provocateur, a loving daughter and mother, a Grammy winner and seven-time nominee, a dramatic voice of afflicti...

Dead Folks 2010: Everyone's Pushing Up Roses

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.

Famous Singer Dies On Plane To Amsterdam

AP | TOBY STERLING and NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

AMSTERDAM — Solomon Burke was born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church and went on to become one of the greatest ...

Solomon Burke: My Guardian Angel

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Solomon gave me unconditional love before I even knew the meaning of the words. He had a huge body which finally couldn't stand him up. But his voice was bigger and his heart overshadowed them both.

"Cry To Me": A Loving Playlist for the Late Great Solomon Burke

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Solomon Burke was not only one of the most soulful singers in history; he was quite possibly the single most soulful man who I ever met. I had the honor of sharing time with this timeless soul giant and inspiring preacher twice.

"The Way Young Lovers Do": A Playlist for Van the Man, a New Dad Again at 64

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a special birthday playlist for Little Van to help him into his father's sublime music and some of the enduring influences who help make Van the Man in the first place.