It's Sunday in Austin, I'm on South Congress at Jo's Coffee Shop, trying to write as the 5000th (at least) performance of the week takes place on yet another parking lot made into a venue. There's much to say about my final three days at SXSW 2014 (read about the first two days here), and only so ma ... More >>
James Brown would have been 80 years old today, but who cares? What's worth remembering is not how many hits he had, how many millions he made and lost, or how many times he voted for Richard Nixon. No, when we talk about James Brown, we're talking about indisputably the single most important musici ... More >>
Kem stares into the middle distance.Kem | Babyface Chaifetz Arena February 11, 2012 The past few weeks have been particularly rough on soul music lovers. They have experienced the loss of Etta James, Don Cornelius, and now the incomparable Whitney Houston. The breaking news of Whitney's pas ... More >>
Overshadowed in death by the passing of Don Cornelius of Soul Train, St. Louis R&B and gospel singer David Peaston also died on February 1, 2012, from complications from diabetes. He was 54. Peaston was part of St. Louis gospel royalty. His mother was Martha Bass, singer in the foundational gospel ... More >>
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. With the sadn ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 16. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road.