It was 1955 the first time a 16-year-old Mavis Staples played the Apollo Theatre with her family, led by the late Roebuck "Pops" Staples, as part of Thurman Ruth's Gospel Caravan. "I remember it very well," says Staples, now 75 and calling from her lifelong home on Chicago's South Side. "It was good ... More >>
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Catch the Jack White-approved Haden Triplets
America's liberal class and Main Stream Media are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexic ... More >>
By Katherine Turman It's only taken Bettye LaVette 50 years to become an overnight success. Yet at 66, the saucy soul singer still laments, "That was my biggest grievance--I just want somebody to say my damn name. Even if you say something bad, just say my name." Since her first single in 1962- ... More >>
But don't look for that persona-grooming bassist
A hefty collection of articles and photos plumps up the legacy of the blues great
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination
"A mechanic, technician, chauffeur, and farmerall that is before music."
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
The Bush administration breaks up the long-running dance between American and Cuban musicians.
Putatively musical sounds from hunger, for the fan of the future in a very disastrous year
Two Middle-Aged Guys Make the Biographical and Intentional Fallacies Rock, Dude
Good old-fashioned movie music is as healthy as it ever was
Blues, In Progress and Motion