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  • 'Take Me to the River' crosses Memphis musical boundaries

    'Take Me to the River' crosses Memphis musical boundaries
    In the Memphis music documentary "Take Me to the River," which arrives Friday in Chicago, generations sometimes uneasily merge in the gray area between soul and rap, the past and the future. The tension is played out in tight smiles and raised eyebrows. Veteran soul singers sometimes ooze skepticism when meeting their would-be collaborators from the world of hip-hop.
  • Outside Tallahassee, Bradley's is worth long commute

    Outside Tallahassee, Bradley's is worth long commute
    On a previous visit to Tallahassee, your travel correspondent found himself snarled in a rush-hour traffic jam, not the best way to conclude an otherwise fine afternoon at Florida's Capitol and the Museum of Florida History. When I returned last week, I...

    We mustn't forget Haiti as we recall Live Aid

    Every generation has at least one "where were you when …" moment — a defining snapshot that, from time to time, we rescue from the mental mothballs, dust off and admire anew. I was too young to fully understand all the oniony layers...

    Jimmie Vaughan a terrific team player

    Jimmie Vaughan a terrific team player
    Jimmie Vaughan is one of the great guitarists of the last 30-40 years, though you might not know it – he’s not about calling attention to himself. He’s about substance and economy rather than excess and showmanship. In every context...

    George Jones: Country singer dies at 81

    George Jones: Country singer dies at 81
    George Jones, widely recognized as one of the greatest honky-tonk singers of his time and also one of the most self-destructive, died Friday in Tennessee at age 81. The County Music Hall of Fame vocalist had been taken to Vanderbilt University Medical...