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Muscle Shoals – A Little Town With A Sound All Its Own

Friday, October 18th, 2013
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So explains Tom Hendrix, descendant of the Yuchi Indians that once inhabited the area of Muscle Shoals, Alabama giving one possible explanation for why this

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20 Feet from Stardom – You’re Only
As Good As Your Back-up

Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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It’s a bit of a walk…that walk to the front is complicated. So says Bruce Springsteen in the opening sequence of Morgan Neville (director of

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The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus: The Main Event

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
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Some moments in the history of rock and roll defy the imagination, and The Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus is certainly one of them.

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The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus:
The Opening Acts under the Big Top

Monday, December 24th, 2012
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Some moments in the history of rock and roll defy the imagination, and The Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus is certainly one of them.

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“We’re So Vain. . .” Creating a Downton Abbey Vanity

Monday, December 10th, 2012
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What do the women of Downton Abbey, Mick Jagger, and I all have in common? If you said, “very little,” you’d be correct. But there

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The “New Cuisine” of Mexico:
Part I – Mexico City and Queretero

Monday, October 31st, 2011
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Forget everything you think you know about Mexican food – it’s heavy, it’s fried, it’s fattening – and come with me to discover new, sophisticated

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Rental Reboot: Performance (1970)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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Growing up as a fan of The Rolling Stones, I had always known Mick Jagger dabbled in acting. I also knew he played a drugged-out

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Take Me Now, Mark Rylance

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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Mark Rylance doesn’t enter to applause when he first appears on stage in Jerusalem. In the guise of Johnny “Rooster” Byron, he’s completely unrecognizable. Emerging

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