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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 'Lost on Long Island' - Baby boomers abandoned by so-called economic recovery

    'Lost on Long Island' - Baby boomers abandoned by so-called economic recovery
    I know we have become a nation of such short attention spans and long-term addiction to instant gratification that asking viewers to spend even an hour with a documentary that could change the way they see the world is probably a fool's errand. But...
  • 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,...
  • Mac Arnold: blues traveler

    Mac Arnold: blues traveler
    Mac Arnold sounds completely at home on his sweat-raising 2011 recording, "Blues Revival." Captured on-stage at the Grey Eagle club in Greenville, S.C. — about 15 miles from the rural hamlet of Pelzer, where he grew up and currently resides —...
  • Five questions for Derek Trucks

    Five questions for Derek Trucks
    If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old...
  • J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues

    J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues
    About 10 years or so ago, J.J. Grey and his band, Mofro, were a relatively private pleasure for music fans in the Sunshine State. Now, we pretty much have to share the Jacksonville band's swamp-rooted funk with the world, with folks at the New York...