| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Jan 31, 2015
Shawn Daniel traveled the world fixing washing machines and dryers. Huge, 2- or 3-ton washers and dryers used in hospitals and hotels. Washers the size of three commercial dumpsters. Dryers big enough for three men to fit inside and play cards.
| Jan 22, 2015
Forget Joseph Campbell and “The Power of Myth.” The inspiration for “Strange Magic,” the new animated feature co-written and produced […]...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:42 PM
I've always had a soft spot for Mike Huckabee. Ever since he devoted a segment of his Fox News show to performing alongside his pal Ted Nugent in a rendition of “Cat Scratch Fever” — a song that euphemistically employs a synonym for...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:35 AM
Eric Church remembers his first arena tour, and not so fondly.
His 2011 album "Chief" had reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned two No. 1 singles for the country singer. The success gave his band an instant upgrade.
"When 'Chief' came...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:20 AM
MADISON, Wis. The crisp notes of "On Wisconsin" reverberated throughout the crowded Capitol moments after Gov. Scott Walker recited the oath at his recent inauguration, bass drum and tubas setting a brisk beat, trumpets and trombones blasting out the...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:01 PM
I used to torment my parents on Christmas morning by waking up in the middle of the night and asking them if it was time to get up. They would send me and my sister back to bed, but we were so excited we'd return every 15 minutes until they finally gave...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:40 PM
A Chicago police officer has been disciplined after he admitted playing a song some consider racially offensive during a protest against police violence last weekend, the department announced in a statement Thursday.
The action was taken after a video...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Key West: The Key West Film Festival takes place on Nov. 12-16, featuring films chosen for their excellence in storytelling and how they capture Key West's core values of creativity, diversity, sustainability and beauty. Films are screened at various...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:57 PM
That Dustin Lynch played a Justin Timberlake song Sunday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival hardly seemed a big deal.
A proud native of Memphis, Tenn., Timberlake is almost certain to make his own country album one day, and he's already...