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Yesterday | KRAV-FM Tulsa

Which A-List Hottie Did Derek Hough Dance With All Night at the Emmys?

In fact, the hottie Joe Manganiello, but her man didn't attend last night . Fortunately, Derek was there to step in as Sofia's dance partner.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

Tuesday | E! Online

SofA a Vergara Dances the Night Away With Derek Hough-Inside...

Who better than Derek Hough to show her how to shimmy? After the star-studded crowd got down to The Isley Brothers ' 1959 classic "Shout" at HBO's Emmys afterparty Monday night, the Modern Family star, 42, and the Dancing With the Stars pro, 29, got their groove on to Ray Charles ' 1961 hit single "Hit the Road Jack."


Related Topix: Soul, The Isley Brothers, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Modern Family, Blues, Black Entertainment, Girls

Tuesday | WWOZ

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, "Calinda"

It's been over three decades since St. Martinsville native Nathan Williams embarked on a musical career with the Zydeco Cha Chas.


Related Topix: Folk, Panama City, FL, Blues, The Last, Punk, Black Entertainment

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Jazmine Sullivan, "Stupid Girls"

Last month, during Essence Fest, NPR Music arranged to meet contemporary R&B star Jazmine Sullivan at the Clear-Vue barbershop, on South Rampart near Canal, for a "field recording" session.


Related Topix: The Last, Punk, Blues, Black Entertainment, Concord, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Ray Charles, Live in Madrid, 1975

For your weekend viewing pleasure: a vintage 1975 Madrid show by Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Orchestra.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Concord, NC


The Avett Brothers, "Souls Like the Wheels"

Indie-roots-bluegrass folkies the Avett Brothers perform "Souls Like the Wheels" live in the attic of their headquarters in Concord, North Carolina last December.


Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, Concord, NC, Blues, Black Entertainment

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Globe and Mail

The brave new voice of modern country music

Nashville-based artist Sturgill Simpson is being hailed as a great and weird new voice in a traditionally homogeneous genre.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Dolly Parton, Country

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Keyboard Magazine

Max Middleton exclusive interview

Of all the keyboard players who rose to fame in the 1970s, Max Middleton just might be the most important one you've never heard of.


Related Topix: Rough and Ready, CA, Jazz, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Blues, Black Entertainment, Keith Jarrett


Walt Frasier to Play Room 53, 8/29

There is a hot new room in town for music and cabaret. Room 53 is a no cover, no drink minimum wine bar with amazing food influenced by French and Moroccan Cuisine.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Blues, Black Entertainment, The Blues Brothers, Theater

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Chicago's The Claudettes Perform Free Show Tonight at The McKittrick Hotel

Performing as The Claudettes, the Chicago-based piano-drums duo of Johnny Iguana and Michael Caskey have created their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz - like Ray Charles on a punk kick.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Chicago Travel, Travel, Blues, Black Entertainment, Mose Allison, Jazz, Michigan

Mon Aug 18, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Box Set Looks Back On Pioneering '5' Royales

Soul music is often defined as the moment when gospel and blues met and formed a new sound.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Chuck Berg: Trombonist Bill Watrous opens new Topeka Jazz Workshop season

For jazz fans, the opening concert of the Topeka Jazz Workshop season saw the triumphant return of all-star trombonist Bill Watrous.


Related Topix: Bill Watrous, Jazz, Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Blues, Black Entertainment, Quincy Jones

The Globe and Mail

Henry Stone gave voice to the Miami sound

Henry Stone, who produced early recordings by Ray Charles and James Brown, was the man behind the Florida company, TK Records, a fountain of disco in the 1970s and the source of what came to be called the Miami sound.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Soul, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Disco, KC & the Sunshine Band, Music, Entertainment

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

'Retro' hotel finds niche with Beaches tourists

Ron Whittington for Shorelines The breakfast room at the Palms Retro, with its checkerboard pattern and furniture from a 1950s diner, was converted from a garage when owner Hank Staley renovated the hotel in 2009.


Related Topix: Atlantic Beach, FL, B.B. King, Blues, Black Entertainment, Vocal, The Rat Pack

Tue Aug 12, 2014


10-year-old Quebec boy sings the blues in viral video

Move over, Ray Charles. A Quebec boy's got the blues in his soul, and like some of the greatest blues legends, this young musician is blind.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson

Fri Aug 08, 2014


An unknown hero of rock and roll

So much has been said endlessly about who contributed what to the history of rock and roll.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley

Edmonton Journal

Folk Fest: Tony Joe White still loves singing Polk Salad Annie

Those are the two instruments most needed to put across the Swamp Rock he's been playing since moving to Nashville in 1967.


Related Topix: Tony Joe White, Blues, Oak Grove, LA, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Black Entertainment, John Lennon


First Look - Legendary Singer Janis Joplin Honored with USPS Music Icon Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service today added legendary singer Janis Joplin to its Music Icons Forever Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park.


Related Topix: Janis Joplin, Pop/Rock, Blues, Black Entertainment, Alexandria, VA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Developing a Lifestyle Brand: How 3 Companies Created Deeper Customer Experiences

With each advertising decision your business makes, you need to consider the culture you are creating for your customers.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment

City Pages

Paul McCartney at Target Field, 8/2/14

If there's a guy who could rightfully complain about being too popular, it's Paul McCartney.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Blues, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Marketing, Mark Dayton, US Governors