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  • Sprit of 1960s still alive with Stone Soul

    Sprit of 1960s still alive with Stone Soul
    The 1960s are half a century old now, and as far as Matt Phairas is concerned, they haven't aged a day. Phairas' band, Stone Soul, will play its latest monthly summer concert Friday at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The eight-piece...
  • Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown

    Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown
    The combination seems unbeatable: Jay-Z and Kanye West teaming up over a blazing Otis Redding sample. But “Otis,” a new digital single (streaming HERE) from the forthcoming West/Jay-Z album, “Watch the Throne,” is a bit of a...
  • Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste

    Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste
    2 stars (out of 4) When two of the biggest names in hip-hop – Jay-Z and Kanye West -- collaborate on an album, is there any way it can live up to the hype? Likely not, and that’s the burden “Watch the Throne” (Roc-A-Fella...
  • 'The Voice' recap, The final night of blind auditions

    'The Voice' recap, The final night of blind auditions
    It's the last night of blind auditions, and each coach only has two spots left on their teams. You ready? Because the best moment in NBC's "The Voice" history happened tonight. Nathalie Hernandez, 15, from Florida with Taylor Swift's "White Horse"...
  • The evocative power of possessions

    The evocative power of possessions
    Dawn Raffel, author of two story collections and the novel "Carrying the Body," has an exquisitely refined sense of distillation. She renders the life span of an intense father-daughter relationship, rich with unspoken love and ambiguity, in several...
  • Taking a stand against kids' music

    Taking a stand against kids' music
    From SKK: Guest blogger Oren Miller joins Homefront today, with an inaugural post about the kids' music in his life -- or the lack thereof: I remember those first few months: A happy couple watching TV in bed, while our infant baby was sitting on the bed...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Salt Lake City auditions

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Salt Lake City auditions
    Dawn breaks in Utah as we start tonight's audition episode in Salt Lake City. Our judges tonight are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and guest judge Adam Shankman. We start with Mary reminding everyone with what she's not looking for, while Adam Shankman...
  • Graceland: Visitantes tras el espíritu de Elvis

    Cuando Graceland abrió al público hace 30 años, nadie sabía si tendría éxito. Casi 18 millones de visitantes después, la antigua casa de Elvis Presley es un negocio rentable que ha ayudado a transformar la ciudad de Memphis en un importante destino para...
  • Commentary: R&B radio disc jockeys crossed the color divide into wee hours of the night

    For those who enjoy listening to R&B, jazz, gospel and other music recorded mainly by African-American musicians, being able to find it in numerous places along the radio dial is something we take for granted these days. Some of my young nieces and...
  • Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'

    Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'
    The gospel-truth, if you believe most of the history books: Aretha Franklin didn’t really find her true voice until she began working with producer Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1967. "My idea was to make good tracks, use the best players,...
  • Memorable parties mix refined with relaxed

    Memorable parties mix refined with relaxed
    For his 50th birthday, Patrick Sutton got down — but not dirty — on the farm. The Baltimore interior designer is known for his elegant, understated and carefully curated spaces. To celebrate his milestone birthday, he and his girlfriend,...