Barrack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as President of these United States this Monday -- a day that notably was also a national holiday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. I'd wager that Dr. King would have seen this as a "win" -- a victory for the equality the man fought his entire ... More >>
The news of Whitney Houston's death sparked a disparate reaction amongst the music fans. People expressed every emotion imaginable -- distress, distain, reverence and befuddlement. The varied response correlates with Houston's troubled personal life, which gripped the later stages of her career.
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The Essence Music Festival is the premiere mainstream R&B festival -- but its ambitious scope encompasses a whole lot more. The main events are evening concerts with more than 40 household-name acts in R&B, urban contemporary, soul, hip hop and jazz, including mainstage shows stacked with hea ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThis little E. coli bacteria continues its reign of terror.
Although our food contamination issue might not be as bad as the E. coli outbreak gripping Germany, we're still not doing great.
The Centers for Disease Control notes in its June issue of Vital Signs that salmonell ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
Acid House Kings' Music Sounds Better With You*Acid House Kings, Music Sounds Better With You
TheLineofBestFit reviewed Music Sounds Better With You: "This ... More >>
Miss the Grammys telecast? Couldn't care less about the awards? Either way, A to Z watched the entire show - and even some of the pre-show -- so you didn't have to. Here are ten highlights from the night.
Mavis Staples winning her first Grammy
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kaciestarrtriplett.comKacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) leads the Board of Aldermen with $1,327 in lobbyist expenditures this year.Poor St. Louis Aldermen. Sure, their $32,000 a year salary is nothing to sneeze at and roughly on par with what state reps ($36k) and senators ($31k) earn. But when it co ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonJohn Bacon: convicted dogfighter, alleged tongue puller.This week's feature story about the largest dogfighting bust in American history includes a section that details a series of interviews with John Bacon, a convicted dogfighter from Washington Park, Illinois, who is c ... More >>
*The Beach Boys, Wednesday, May 13
*Beach House, Friday, April 3
*So Many Dynamos Album Release Show, Saturday, April 18Fox Theatre
*Robin Thicke/Jennifer Hudson (picture below), Thursday, April 23D. BanksOff Broadway
*Little Brazil, Wednesday, March 25
*Vermillion Lies, Tu ... More >>
Because I'm on vacation, I'm writing this FROM THE PAST (ooh, spooky), and there won't be any live-blogging about Sunday's Grammy Awards broadcast from me this year. However, consider this post an open commenting thread for the show. According to Grammy.com, the list of performers is crazytown:Curre ... More >>