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Special to The Los Angeles TimesMemphis, Tenn. Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
Tina Turner wants to become a Swiss citizen, and love has everything to do with it. If you've been wondering what the iconic diva has been up to lately, she's been living in Kuesnacht, a Zurich suburb, since 1995. A Swiss paper wrote Friday that the...
The Hartford CourantToday's date is 12-12-12. OK, first the good news, 12-12-12 is not the date on which the world is scheduled to end. That will not be happening until a week from Friday, so breathe easy. Frankly I'm getting tired of all these end-of-the-world deadlines....
Andre Williams w/ Barrence Whitfield & the Savages and Bronson Rock. $15. 9 p.m., Dec. 1. Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, cafenine.com. As of November 1, Andre Williams has officially spent 76 years on Earth, and that cautionary proverb about...
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...
Pop & HissWhen it was announced that André Benjamin – better known as Outkast’s André 3000 -- would be portraying iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix in a biopic, it finally put to rest years of rumors of who would channel the psychedelic rocker on the big...
Holy mackerel. The Oxford American’s annual music issue is always good, but this new one -- number 13 -- is a staggering piece of work. Possibly the best-ever stocking stuffer for the music nerd in your family. (It’ll pretty much fill up a...
Pinetop Perkins lived the blues. Born on a cotton plantation near Belzoni, Miss., in 1913, he worked the fields from age 7, drove a truck for a living at 18 and got stabbed in the arm in his late 20s. The barroom attack tore his tendons and cut his...
Pinetop Perkins, a regal piano player who was one of the last of the original Mississippi Delta blues musicians, died Monday of cardiac arrest at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 97. "He was absolutely the premier blues piano player," said Bruce...
'O's Best Advice Ever!: Make Over Your Life with Oprah & Friends' by the editors of O, The Oprah MagazineTribune NewspapersI can count on two hands the number of times I've watched full episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," but I've read two of her other "O, The Oprah Magazine" books — 2010's "Love Your Life!" and 2009's "Dream Big!" — and enjoyed them so much...
Just some random observations on a Monday morning ... - Mr. Yuk: His face says it all. He's putrid green with his tongue sticking out. It can only mean "Mr. Yuk" has found something unsafe for human consumption. Some enterprising "artist" used Mr. Yuk...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The manager for Pinetop Perkins says the Grammy winner and one of the last old-school bluesmen has died at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 97. Hugh Southard says Perkins woke up with chest pains and died of cardiac arrest on...
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