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Etta James enhanced 'Record Row' and 'Cadillac Records'

"You thought you'd found a good girl, one to love you and give you the...

Can Albany Recover From Espada Hangover?

"I've always been a Democrat," said State Senator Pedro Espada on Thursday. "I never left...

Liberation Theatre Company shares holiday cheer at Art in Flux Harlem

Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Spencer Scott Barros, founders and producing artistic directors of the Liberation...

'Evita' is alive and thriving

Argentina's legendary first lady, Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, is alive and enlivening and enlightening...

Biden and Eastwood provided an early Halloween for millions

"He was quite a remarkable fellow. Nasty, but remarkable."--Claude Rains, "Rope of Sand" (1949) Halloween...

The major news media just keep on getting things wrong

"The news you feed to the average man must be as carefully chosen as his...

'The Missiles of October' may be a harbinger of things to come

"I guess this is the week I begin to earn my salary."--William Devane, as President...

Herman Cain personifies the Black American dream

At a mid-October rally in Tennessee for Herman Cain, a little white girl held a...

Whom do you prefer, Hilary R. or Hillary C.?

"She looked like she had just been thrown out of the crummiest freight train in...

In pop music lore, these vintage female vocalists are tops

"Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take...

The Rodney King legacy lives

"The world has been a slaughterhouse since the beginning of time, and it still is..."--Orson...

'Answer records' helped define original Black rhythm and blues

"I ain't had no baby, don't want no baby, don't need no baby. And I...

The Spaniels' great 'Pookie' Hudson left us five years ago

"When you kiss me baby, oh, you make me feel so good. Well, I know...

Sky-high gasoline prices could decide presidential election

"Just such odd circumstances seem to provide us with suitable personnel..."--Alec Guinness, "Tinker Tailor Soldier...

When will America choose to elect a female president?

"She comes high but she's worth it..."-Douglas Fowley, "Armored Car Robbery" (1950) Will America one...