Music fans are still reeling from the death of Don Cornelius, the unmistakable and irreplaceable host and creator of Soul Train.
Cornelius was found dead on Wednesday in Los Angeles of what police believe to be a self-inflicted wound. The Chicago native and Korean War veteran was 75.
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Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Chrissy Wilmes profiles Red Lion owner and bartender Barry Strange. Below is a Q&A with Strange, followed by the recipe for his Richard Pryor cocktail.
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courtesy of Tef PoeTef Poe's War Machine is a nineteen-track tour de force. The Force member's musical versatility has always been his calling card, and so it's not surprise that Machine embraces diversity and defies pigeonholing. Genre-wise, it touches on warm R&B, ominous hip-hop, celebrato ... More >>
Singles and EPs have historically served invaluable purposes. For new bands, they can be the best method to come out swinging with their best songs. For established acts, they provide a low-pressure way to showcase new material, try out remixes, or clear the vaults of demos and alternate ta ... More >>
Tef Poe is a little schizophrenic on his new record. That's a good thing.Among his multiple personalities (self-diagnosed in metaphors and similies) are "the backpacker version of Yo Gotti," Michael Jordan with a Scottie Pippen trigger finger, and "the rap version of Richard Pryor." The lat ... More >>
MC Bat Commander's ill-fitting uniform barely contained his pot belly as he announced, "It's been seven years since we've played here, but we've been working out the entire time." Later in the set, he pulled three children from the front row on stage and chucked them one Ryan WasobaA tattoo spotted ... More >>
The Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actress may have recently been accused of not playing nice with the press, but when it comes to promoting her Spread the Love stand-up comedy tour, she's all heart. (With a side of hot air.)
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