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Aretha Franklin

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest: "I'm Not Sure If People Really Care Like They Used To."

    ​A Tribe Called Quest is without a doubt one of the most hailed groups in the storied past of hip-hop. And 2011 marks an important cathartic time for the group as we look back 20 years to the date that the group released its seminal album, The Low End Theory. This year also saw the release of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The 15 Worst ...and Friends! Albums Of All-Time

    ​It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Have You Always Wanted Erykah Badu in Your House? Well, Here's Your Chance.

    What you see below is a time-lapse video of Los Angeles-based Steven Lopez painting Erykah Badu's portrait -- something the artist did for his "After Midnight" series that also includes the likes of Tina Turner, Minnie Ripperton and Aretha Franklin. Comes word today, via Paul Levatino, that Lopez an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    David "Fathead" Newman Has Died at 75

    Josh Alan Friedman, who penned an amazing piece about the Texas Tenor for the paper version of Unfair Park long ago, brings sad news today: Corsicana-born, Dallas-raised sax great David "Fathead" Newman died yesterday. There's only been one obituary, but a call to David's wife and manager Karen offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    David "Fathead" Newman Has Died at 75

    Josh Alan Friedman, who penned an amazing piece about the Texas Tenor for the paper version of Unfair Park long ago, brings sad news today: Corsicana-born, Dallas-raised sax great David "Fathead" Newman died yesterday. There's only been one obituary, but a call to David's wife and manager Karen offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Breast Inauguration Ever? (Or, How Obama Became The "Magic Man" At The Lodge This Morning.)

    At, oh, about 11:15ish last night, Robert gave me a call. Earlier in the day, we'd half-kidded about going to a strip club to watch the inauguration--surely, it was the most inappropriate place we could think of for watching the festivities (without putting ourselves in harm's way, at least). But n ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 9, 2008

    Lipstick on a Pig

    Drag treatment turns Legends' saggy script into knockout comedy; Doubt leaves suspicions in the air

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Sniffing Out the Fireworks In Advance of the Fair Park Fourth

    Spencer Campbell At Fair Park today, the Gruccis gave a sneak peek at the stuff they'll blow up tomorrow night. And they say Fair Park is dying. Why, just this weekend -- we’re counting today as the weekend, and judging by traffic, you are as well -- two high-profile events are rolling through Da ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    The Best Albums of 2008, So Far...

    Just over three months into 2008 and we're already fussing over which albums will make our year-end best-of lists

  • Home Entertainment

    June 14, 2007
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    March 29, 2007

    Play It Again, Sammy

    Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2005
  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    The Weird Girl

    Erykah Badu is serious about saving the soul of the city

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Of No Concern

    Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter to be reckoned with

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Idol Worship

    From Kelly to critics: I ain't going nowhere, darn it

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Soul Power

    The gospel according to Ruthie Foster

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Brothers in Arms

    You can't hurry love, which was too bad for Motown's musicians

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    What Was Going On

    At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Don't Know How

    On her way to the Top 10, Norah Jones had to decide what to do--and what not to do

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Kelly Hogan

    March 17

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Kind of Blue

    When Norah Jones left Dallas, she had no idea she'd end up living the jazzer's fantasy

  • Culture

    August 9, 2001

    Economy Caddy

    Coop DeVille: Time Travelin' Brother gets high mileage from its music

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Dirty South

    For the North Mississippi Allstars, the blues ain't nothing but dance music

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    100 Bullets

    MTV and Rolling Stone pick the 100 greatest pop songs ever, "from The Beatles to the Backstreet Boys." We demand a recount.

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Jesus' Favorite Singer

    Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Lame Old Song

    Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Out of step

    Dallas dance companies struggle to find an audience in a city that trains many dancers but can't seem to keep them here

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Love Hurts

    A new record pays homage to Gram Parsons, a hero before his time

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    No respect

    DISD trustee Se-Gwen Tyler explains why she cast her controversial vote for an Anglo board president

  • Culture

    May 27, 1999

    Sins of the playwright

    Isaac retells an Old Testament tale as a family coming to terms with its dysfunctionality

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Dream a little dream

    During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away

  • Music

    January 8, 1998
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    July 24, 1997
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    March 7, 1996
  • Music

    February 15, 1996

    Back on the bus

    HighTone's Roadhouse tour revives rock and roll caravan

  • Music

    July 20, 1995

    Unsung diva

    R&B great Etta James ponders the fame that got away

  • Music

    December 8, 1994

    Chestnuts and lumps of coal

    Bennett, Buttholes, and John Tesh--these are a few of our favorite, and least favorite, things

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