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The Woman Behind the Memphis Sound

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Sophia Dembling Siblings Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton defied cultural norms in the Jim Crow era to found Stax Records, one of the most i...

Chatting with Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents at Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone and Rainbow Chan Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview.

The Soul Of Memphis

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- One by one the teenage singers practice the opening lines to "Boogie Wonderland," a disco-funk hit from an era before they were born...

This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

Lalah Hathaway: Looking Back, To Keep Moving Forward

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

Where It All Begins, her sixth solo album (and her second for the recently revived classic soul label, Stax), pushes the artist ahead on her creative journey, sometimes with mixed results.

Tomorrow's Children: A Conversation With Pete Seeger, Plus Chatting With Bill Frisell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

After years of activism on behalf of the average Joe and Jane, this 91-year-old national treasure still swings a heavy hammer, and his thoughtful insights are presented here just in time for Labor Day.

Otis Redding's Widow Speaks About Respect

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Zelma Redding is fierce. Think twice before sampling any of Otis' music illegally. No one messes with Otis' music. No one messes with Zelma.

Fan-Funding With Jonah Smith, Plus Chris Bell, Stephen Stills, and Manassas Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While most of his contemporaries have the fantasy of signing the bottom line of a label contract, Jonah Smith has rejected a record company's offer instead.

An Interview with Raphael Saadiq Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though his latest album The Way I See It was released last year, Saadiq still is touring pretty much non-stop. He took a quick break from his schedule for this interview.

Celebrating Michael Jackson's Youth: The Stripped Mixes and Hello World - The Motown Solo Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mixing Michael Jackson's solo material with that of The Jackson 5's, The Stripped Mixes rips away layers of production, revealing a young boy with the ability to emote mature emotions at an early age.

HuffPost Review: Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The singer's voice has matured significantly -- along with his haircut and wardrobe; this time out, Maxwell has recast himself as a grown-up with all its musical and lyrical upgrades.

Michael's Magic

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Hermene Hartman

I came in contact with the Jackson 5 in 1971. Berry Gordy insisted that we take this new group -- these kids out of Gary. But Rev. Jackson didn't want these "kids" interfering with the main show.

"How Do You Expect Me to Live on $10 Million a Year?": Famous Musician Bankruptcies

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Musicians burn through more cash than the Federal Reserve; Mick Fleetwood estimates he spent $8 million on cocaine alone.

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.

Beyond Thunderdome: Tina Turner's Greatest vs. Nikka Costa's Latest

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Competing for the title "Best Female Pop-R&B Artist Deserving Your Limited CD Dollars" come two fierce competitors, both with new projects worthy of your consideration.