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Carole King – Still the Queen at 73

Happy birthday, Carole King!  One of America’s most prolific songwriters, Carole King turned 73 on February 9th.  And she’s still going strong. King has written or co-written over 400 songs that have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists.  Her first big hit, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” reached the top of the charts in 1961 when King was only 18 years old. In 2013, King made music history as the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular...

Queen Latifah Interview

Queen Latifah wants to give America an attitude makeover?  QL is so darn inspirational, you want to spend every day with her.  Known for her upbeat personality, it seems impossible to imagine her ever having a bad day… but she has them. “Life is peaks and valleys—and it’s always gonna be that way,” says the talk show host-actress calling from the set of The Queen Latifah Show.  “It’s all about how you come out of those valleys.” Her key?  “I...

The Oak Ridge Boys, Rolling Along

One of the longest-running groups in country music, the Oak Ridge Boys started life as a gospel quartet before gradually modernizing their style and moving into secular country-pop.  Their special brand of country music and vocal harmony have earned them more than 30 Top 10 singles, 12 gold records, three platinum albums and one double platinum album. Not bad for a bunch of good ol’ boys from humble beginnings. The four men who are today’s Oak Ridge Boys have performed together for...

Keith Richards – Gus & Me

By Keith Richards, Little, Brown / Tingley, 2014— When you think of a grandfather, what comes to mind?  Whatever your idea of Grandpa is, chances are good that your first thought would be someone rather different from the reigning champion of rock and roll—Keith Richards. In his debut children’s book, Gus & Me, the rocker and author of the best-selling autobiography Life (2010) proves that he’s not only one of the finest guitarists around, he can tell a helluva bedtime story. The...

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