| Dec 13, 2007
Ike Turner, the musician who gave the world what many historians consider the first rock 'n' roll record -- "Rocket 88" in 1951 -- but bitterly acknowledged in his later years that he was most famous for being the abusive husband of Tina Turner, died...
| Jun 3, 2009
| 2:28 PM
(WGN-AM)- Koko Taylor, Chicago's "Queen of the Blues", died Wednesday afternoon at age 80. Her passing is a result of complications following her May 19 surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed.
Taylor, born Coral Walton on a sharecropper's farm...
| Jan 28, 2010
How about hearing all those Saints songs and seeing all those artists on one stage.
Artists honoring the hometown boys with musical tributes will all come together and play on one stage at the Howlin' Wolf in the "Battle of the Saints Songs" concert. The...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 5:20 PM
Preparations are already underway downtown where bars are anticipating big crowds this weekend, ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.
Beer distributor George Berlier says, "I had 12 today and a couple other drivers had 32 and another one has 28." He's talking...
| Feb 2, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, La. (Friday, January 30, 2009)--Opening to the public on February 8 and continuing through April 26, the New Orleans Museum of Art presents Frederick J. Brown: New Portraits of Jazz Greats, an exhibition of paintings depicting 20th century...
| Dec 9, 2008
Fans of musical dramas may experience some deja vu while watching "Cadillac Records"; the story is remarkably similar to one told in the middle of 2006's "Dreamgirls," in a montage sequence set to "Steppin' to the Bad Side."
There's the plucky upstart...
| Oct 9, 2009
It's hard to find an American who doesn't have a strong opinion about health care reform. And many of those opinions are fueled by a medical scare or insurance experience. Whether you're insured, un-insured, or under-insured, your story is likely unique....
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:07 PM
Big Head Todd and The Monsters are celebrating the release their brand new studio album, Rocksteady (July 20, 2010/Big Records).
As the Denver Post reported in a recent feature story, Rocksteady finds the platinum selling artists "centered and...
| Aug 26, 2010
Every year the VOODOO EXPERIENCE has one of the most diverse artist line-ups of any musical event in America--an unbeatable mix of what's cutting edge, iconic and traditional (New Orleans) that pays tribute to the music of the region. This year VOODOO--...
| Mar 28, 2010
A Van Buren County teenager has provided a big helping hand to a local Guinness World Record attempt.
On Saturday, 14-year-old Daniel Baljeu of Gobles received a special medal for riding the Howlin' Wolf water slide at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse...
| Aug 10, 2006
Don MULLER stands in his living room, grinning like a caffeinated teenager, clearly dazzled by the magic he has wrought. The playroom in his Van Nuys ranch home features four classic jukeboxes crowded around a small dance floor, and lightbulbs are...