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  • Blast Furnace Blues festival at SteelStacks continues winning formula

    Blast Furnace Blues festival at SteelStacks continues winning formula
    The formula behind the music called the blues has been pretty much the same since it originated in African-American communities in the Deep South around the end of the 19th century. With a winning recipe, why change?
  • Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole

    Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole
    Behind the pristine baritone and charismatic sophistication, Nat King Cole was a gentleman struggling to find his voice in an era when even a universally adored cultural figure could have the N-word burned into his front lawn. It is this private...

    'Stand by Me' among 25 records being preserved at US library

    One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers, Steve Martin and the darker sounds of the band...

    Cruise conference wraps up; new ships on tap for South Florida

    Cruise conference wraps up; new ships on tap for South Florida
    New cruise ships, new ports and new ways to have fun onboard were the talk of Cruise Shipping Miami, the year's biggest cruise industry convention this week in Miami Beach. The conference wrapped up Thursday at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Next...

    Brian Wilson, Bonnie McKee and others react to 'Blurred Lines' verdict

    Brian Wilson, Bonnie McKee and others react to 'Blurred Lines' verdict
    Singer-songwriter John Hiatt was onstage several years ago at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica when he paused to introduce a new song to the audience. "The trick with a new song," said Hiatt, a songwriting veteran whose work has been recorded by Bob...