| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk wants to take you back in time to the funky, soulful heyday of a legendary Alabama recording studio.
"Muscle Shoals" is a film celebrating the music created at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where countless rock...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Elvis. Aretha. The Beatles. These are the titans.
Jerome Felder, Spooner Oldham and Freda Kelly? They're the supporting players.
Following on last year's Oscar-winning Sixto Rodriguez documentary, "Searching for Sugarman," a fresh set of nonfiction...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Janis Joplin, who died 43 years ago, was an active recording musician for only three years. She produced four studio albums, a mere two of which were under her own name, and only three of which came out in her lifetime. She composed a handful of songs,...
| Oct 3, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Go see “Muscle Shoals”—seriously, don’t miss it—and watch the way the seats bob up and down. That’s viewers unable to resist tapping their feet. Don’t be surprised if some get up and dance....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:30 PM
As a musical biography, "A Night With Janis Joplin" is pretty much a bust. The book by Randy Johnson, who also helmed, skims lightly over the singer's Texas childhood and her tenure with Big Brother and the Holding Company, with nary a word about her...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Talk about the best birthday present ever.
You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Warlow revealed! Andy’s faerie kids dead? Governor’s daughter goes vampire! Sam gets a new girlfriend – and a human one at that? So much to recap in “True Blood” Episode 64.
Ironically titled “At Last,”...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:23 PM
In a world where audiences revere old blues singers for their authenticity and legacy to the music’s origins, rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson should be a queen. Wanda Jackson Not only did she single-handedly kick off the female presence in rock.......
| May 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When Shoshana Bean put on the green greasepaint to become Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked," she had a built-in fan base — theatergoers who loved the character and the show.
Parlaying her theater success into a singing career means...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:08 AM
You probably know Katey Sagal as the tough-as-nails Gemma Teller Morrow on "Sons of Anarchy," but did you know she's also a helluva singer?
The multi-talented star is bringing her tour, "Katey Sagal: An Evening of Music and the Cast of Sons of Anarchy,"...
| Jan 19, 2012
Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out.
Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...