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Rick Hall dedicated his life to putting Muscle Shoals, Ala., on the musical map, and he succeeded. Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wilson Pickett and others... [Read More]
The viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began in 2014 when a golfer in Sarasota, Fla., nominated his cousin in Pelham, N.Y. Her husband had amyotrophic... [Read More]
The famed New York gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at 94. Her decades long column in the New York Daily News gave people a... [Read More]
Poet Richard Wilbur won two Pulitzer Prizes and was the second poet to hold the title of Poet Laureate of the United States. He died... [Read More]
He was forced out days after The New York Times published a report detailing decades of sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein, levied by ex-employees and... [Read More]
Singer-songwriter Tom Petty's songs celebrated defiance and a strong-will — such as: "Refugee," "American Girl," "Breakdown," and "Won't Back Down." [Read More]
Nashville-based singer Jessi Zazu has died at the age of 28. She had been publically battling cervical cancer caused by the HPV. Zazu was a... [Read More]
Drummer Grant Hart co-founded one of the most influential punk bands of all time: Hüsker Dü. Hart played drums and wrote many of the trio's... [Read More]
B.E.R.'s "The Night Begins To Shine" started life as a random joke on the Cartoon Network show. [Read More]
Walter Becker, one of the founders of the band Steely Dan, died on Sunday at age 67. [Read More]
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In 2005, a group called B.E.R. was commissioned to write a 1980s-style pop song. "The Night Begins To Shine" was unearthed by TV show Teen... [Read More]
The international comedy festival draws new and established stand-ups, improvisers, sketch actors, comedy writers. Some people are just looking for a good laugh, but some... [Read More]
Martin Landau has died at 89. He was a character actor best known for roles in Crimes and Misdemeanors, North by Northwest and Ed Wood. [Read More]
Michael Bond, creator of the beloved Paddington Bear books, died Tuesday at 91. The classic children's book character is a scruffy little bear prone to... [Read More]
One of Nashville's greatest all-around contributors — the songwriter and producer who worked with everyone from Tammy Wynette and Charlie Rich to Kenny Chesney and... [Read More]
Chris Cornell, one of the pioneers of grunge rock, has died at age 52. Cornell was known as a member of the bands Soundgarden and... [Read More]
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword had a dismal opening weekend at the box office. Even director Guy Ritchie couldn't save this story. [Read More]
Chuck Wepner fought the biggest boxer of the time — Muhammad Ali. He didn't win, but went 15 rounds, becoming the inspiration for the movie... [Read More]
"It was like a blown-out, glorified version of what was actually being said at that time," the rapper says of the butt-positive single that inspired... [Read More]