| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:12 AM
When Charles Bradley appears onstage this Saturday at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, there's a good chance he'll have already forgotten the name of the venue, if he's bothered to learn it at all. Nothing against the club, but Bradley will be so...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:18 AM
A future biopic about the life of the Godfather of Soul just got a big boost with news that the lead singer of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World has agreed to sign on as co-producer. Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will join Hollywood...
| May 12, 2012
He pioneered one the most influential, far-reaching musical genres of the past 50 years. He became a galvanizing force, too, in the cause of human rights. When he died, more than a million people turned out to witness his funeral cortege. Among those...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Donald “Duck” Dunn, who died Sunday at age 70 in Tokyo only hours after playing his final show with longtime friend Steve Cropper, was part of one of soul music’s greatest rhythm sections.
Dunn was a self-taught bass player who had been...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:07 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" finalist Joshua Ledet won't be belting it out on this season's final showdown. The booming 20-year-old vocal powerhouse from Westlake, La., was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Jun 27, 2012
My mom nearly started a revolt at her assisted living facility.
She called me at work recently, upset that a water cooler had disappeared from the dining room. Having been led to believe that it was not coming back, she and another resident conspired...
| Jun 29, 2012
The idea was simple enough. Take four South Florida songwriters, chosen for their talent and their disparate styles, get them together, ask them to write a song centered on a certain theme, and then give them a limited time in which to accomplish the...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:26 PM
You usually don't hear jazz singers taking on James Brown's "Sex Machine" or Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze."
But one brave Chicago vocalist will be plunging headlong into this music Friday night, when the apparently fearless Dee Alexander takes the...
| Nov 24, 2012
Saxophonist Jesse Jones Jr. modeled his first band in high school, the Melt-Jess Jazz Quintet, after the muscular jazz of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Jones, of course, channeled Cannonball, the revered alto saxophonist and onetime Dillard High School...