13 hrs ago
Mandela's death may lift biopic
Harvey Weinstein is a master at using publicity to build buzz around his movies, whether that means ginning up a controversy or concocting a cultural tie-in.
14 hrs ago
Today in 'Treme:' Larry McKinley remembered, David Simon, recaps
Larry McKinley, a key figure in the careers of several performers featured on "Treme" and Jazz Fest 's famous voice-in-the-box, died Sunday at age 85. Mr. McKinley worked at local radio station WMRY-FM - it later became WYLD-AM -- in various capacities throughout the 1950s.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Cotton Club Renovation Seeks Community Support with Free Tours
The renovation project of the Cotton Club of Gainesville , the historic music venue in East Gainesville where the likes of B.B. King and Ray Charles performed, is at a standstill.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Rising above it all
When legendary singer Ray Charles turned away from his struggling daughter Sheila, her Almighty Father's love embraced her and strengthened her enough to carry on and share his grace with others Sheila Raye Charles, a daughter of late singer Ray Charles, is coming Tues.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Religion briefs -- Published Nov. 30, 2013
The public is invited to spend an evening and celebrate recovery with Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of legendary singer Ray Charles, which is being sponsored by First Baptist Church of Lodi, 267 Mills Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Something Else! Reviews
Paul Carrack - Rain or Shine
In an age when his contemporaries take three, five even seven years between studio projects, Paul Carrack is already back with another blend of blue-eyed soul originals and choice covers - a trio of which pay direct tribute to Ray Charles.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Claudettes to Release New Album Track, 'Big Sucker Punch'
The Chicago-based duo's intrepid Yellow Dog Records debut, "Infernal Piano Plot...HATCHED!" is a roller coaster through Otis Spann Chicago blues, Bobby Timmons soul-jazz, Vince Guaraldi impressionism and Minutemen punk energy.
TEMECULA: Anderson to visit Lorimar Loft for free concert
Would you like a little blues with your soul music? Well, Missy Anderson will bring just that to the Lorimar Loft in Old Town Temecula on Saturday for a free concert.
San Juan Islander
This documentary film, directed by Paul Justman, recounts the story of the Funk Brothers, the Berry Gordy hand-picked house band in 1959.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
St. Augustine Record
Ray Charles honored as Postal Service unveils stamp
PETER.WILLOTT@STAUGUSTINE.COM Charles Miller, the U.S. Postal Service's district manager for the Gulf Atlantic District, hands out copies of a Ray Charles CD to Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind students after a ceremony unveiling a commemorative stamp honoring musician, held at FSDB on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
BBC recordings reveal early Beatles
In the summer of 1971, one of the first Beatles bootlegs turned up, packaged in a white sleeve with "The Beatles - Yellow Matter Custard - Previously Unreleased Studio Material" rubber-stamped across it.
Prince Shouts Out Bearded Ladies, Ray Charles on 'Da Bourgeoisie'
Prince has been mingling with the hoi polloi of late, opening up his Paisley Park home for concerts and pajama parties , but now he's shouting out "Da Bourgeoisie."
Something Else! Reviews
New Music Monday: Roger Taylor, Ray Charles, David Lee Roth, Gary Husband/Alex Machacek, Magic Sam
Roger Taylor, an underrated composer over the years with Queen, offers a rare solo album - as well as a box set collecting his solo work.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
NY singer tames the savage beast of soul
Once likened to Billie Holiday, this US artist brings 'a woman's touch' to hit songs by music legend Ray Charles.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Top 10 biopics
Biopics are difficult films to tackle because it is hard for filmmakers to create a vision of a real person's life in an accurate and effective way.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Historic City News
Postal Service unveils Ray Charles stamp
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind has informed Historic City News that the Ray Charles commemorative stamp will be unveiled in a ceremony on Monday, November 18, on the same campus where the legendary musical performer attended high school classes while in St Augustine.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
'Ray' shines cinematic light on the life, music of Ray Charles
When Jamie Foxx took on the role of the late Ray Charles in the biopic "Ray," it was as though time had become undone and the late musician was living once again.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Vocal Powerhouse CaroMia Tiller Kicks-Off November 15-16 Weekend LIVE at the Classic Wineseller
On Tiller's biography reads like an adventure novel. From a very young age, the free-spirited Tiller has been making her own rules.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Nesbitt rocks the canvas
Walking into Marc Nesbitt's one-man show at Our Neck of the Woods is a little entering a mini-version of the Music Hall of Fame.
And he has quickly become hooked on the mouth-organ, which forms the basis of much blues music originating from America's Deep South, and rarely leaves home without it.