The ‘80s: ‘Footloose’

In 1984, Paramount Pictures released the feature film Footloose, starring Lori Singer, Dianne West, John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon.  The film was loosely based on true events from a small town in Oklahoma, where dancing and, subsequently, rock music, had […]

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George Duke

George Duke’s 10 Best Songs

George Duke was one of music's most loved and respected keyboard players, writers, arrangers and producers. His multi-faceted talent

Johnny Mathis Soul Train

Soul Train History Book: Johnny Mathis

When the Soul Train Gang heard Johnny Mathis was going to be a guest on the January 19, 1974 taping of the program, some of


Maya Azucena – Black Butterfly

Trayvon Martin's social impact on society continues to resonate as artists use him as a source of inspiration to dispatch positive vibes. Activist/singer Maya Azucena


Thursday Throwback—Deniece Williams

Mention music and the city of Gary, Indiana, and The Jackson 5 immediately come to mind.  However, Gary, IN also boasts hometown girl Deniece Williams.  “Niecy,” as she

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