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  • Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges Dead: Memphis Soul Guitarist, Al Green Collaborator was 68

    Memphis soul guitarist and songwriter Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, who had his greatest successes collaborating with Al Green in the early 1970s, died on June 22. He was 68 years old. Hodges passed away at Dallas' Baylor University Medical Center due to...
  • Brian Williams lands interview with Edward Snowden

    Brian Williams lands interview with Edward Snowden
    "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has scored the first American television interview with Edward Snowden, the network announced Thursday. In a major get, Williams traveled to Moscow, where the former National Security Agency contractor is now...
  • SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert

    SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert
    The man who turned the National Anthem inside out with his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock will become the latest musician to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service. A Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp will be introduced March...
  • SXSW: Zac Efron, Seth Rogen's Neighbors' Cracks Up Premiere Crowd

    AUSTIN -- To premiere at SXSW, Universal's "Neighbors" decided to forgo the end credits, a final mix, and the aspect ratio correction, but the sold-out crowd at the Paramount Theater didn't seem to mind. The Seth Rogen-produced raunchy comedy starring Zac...
  • Watch: Pulp says goodbye, perhaps, in trailer for concert documentary

    Watch: Pulp says goodbye, perhaps, in trailer for concert documentary
    It hardly made the same splash as Jay Z and Kanye West's club-sized Samsung gig or Lady Gaga's Doritos-sponsored barf-a-thon, but one of the lower-key delights at this year's South by Southwest music festival was the world premiere of "Pulp: A Film...
  • Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW

    Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW
    AUSTIN, TEXAS -- It didn't go exactly as planned, but in a way Chance the Rapper's truncated set in the early hours of Wednesday morning affirmed the message that a legion of Chicago heavy hitters tried to impart at the South by Southwest Interactive...
  • SXSW: The rapid rise of Moses Sumney

    AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Moses Sumney stood alone with just his electric guitar and whispery whisp of a falsetto. He electronically looped his voice into a choir; shaped his tongue clicks, handclaps and finger snaps into a rhythm section; and gently plucked the...
  • SXSW: Psychedelia lives!

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas capital has been an epicenter of psychedelic rock since Roky Erickson virtually invented the genre here in the '60s, and Thursday the sound was carried forward by bands from Japan to the Pacific Northwest. At Hotel Vegas on the...
  • SXSW: Achieving 'cult artist' status

    SXSW: Achieving 'cult artist' status
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Of the 2,000 bands and artists at the South by Southwest Music Conference, very few will become pop stars, and the vast majority will remain obscure. Most would be glad to attain "cult artist" status, the double-edged musical life...
  • N.Y. Will Get First Glimpses of 'Snowpiercer,' 'They Came Together' at BAMcinemaFest

    Bong Joon Ho's "Snowpiercer," the starry sci-fi title that will get its long-delayed U.S. release June 27, and Amy Poehler-Paul Rudd comedy "They Came Together" are among the New York premieres lined up for BAMcinemaFest, the sixth annual film festival at...
  • CANNES: Films Distribution Boards 'Housebound'

    PARIS - Adding to its select slate of high-profile genre features, Paris-based Films Distribution has acquired world sales rights to the comedic mystery/horror pic "Housebound." The feature debut of Gerard Johnstone, "Housebound" played to critical...
  • Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world

    Oculus Rift carves out virtual-reality spot in entertainment world
    Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced founder of virtual-reality start-up Oculus VR, looked slightly perplexed when asked if he thought his ballyhooed headset, known as the Rift, could change cinema. "No, not 'if.' We will change it," he said after a pause,...