| 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...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: In middle school, my friend...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 10:10 AM
SOUTH BEND – Sunday is your last chance to check out the College Football Hall of Fame, at least in South Bend.
The National Football Foundation is moving the Hall to Atlanta as we've known for years now. The Hall opened here 17 years ago, but...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:40 PM
The experience of SXSW is about information almost as much as music - the peerless Pocket Guide presents in ActualPaper the who, where, when, but not listed is the realtime hype, whether you should take that recommendation from the guy in your taxi,...
| May 3, 2012
Charles 'Skip' Pitts, member of Isaac Hayes's band and creator of the iconic guitar riff in "Theme from Shaft," died of lung cancer in Memphis, May 1. He was 65 years old.
Pitts is resonsible for the unique "wah-wah" pedal sound featured in the 1970s...
| May 4, 2012
Character actor often played the 'heavy'
George Murdock, 81, a veteran character actor who had a recurring role as Lt. Scanlon on the television sitcom "Barney Miller" and played God in the 1989 film "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,"...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:23 AM
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
| May 25, 2012
| 5:58 AM
For a third straight year, DJ Chris Cowles will be on the airwaves, playing seven straight hours of some of the best music ever recorded.
Cowles’ show, which he co-hosts with fellow radio personality Tom Shaker, is called the “Soulsville...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday.
Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax: These three titans are part of something called the “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival,” which includes eight metal bands. The headliner is Slipknot, but Slayer (even with guitarist Jeff Hanneman sidelined,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:15 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
| Apr 22, 2012
Quick, name Chicago's Nobel Peace Prize winners. President Barack Obama and Hull House co-founder Jane Addams are two. But the third? That would be former Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, who lived in Evanston and whose lakefront mansion is now the...