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Feb 10

The Suffers, A Houston Funk Troupe, Makes The Big Crossover

A 10-piece funk band from Houston, Texas has been on a lot of "musicians to watch" lists lately: Horns, guitars, percussion, keys, all led by the sultry, smoky, soaring vocals of Kam Franklin.
Feb 09

This Week on American Routes: Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop: John Oates & Johnnie Allan

While they don't all have blue-eyes, the white soul and swamp pop guys and gals from Philadelphia and South Louisiana have created distinctive regional sounds of national significance.
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Feb 09

A New 'Cabin In The Sky' Offers Universal Stories — And A Problematic Past

Today, Cabin in the Sky is best remembered as a 1943 movie starring Ethel Waters, Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong — but it started as a hit Broadway musical, most of whose original music didn't make…
Feb 09

Love Songs on Women in Music, Wed. at 11 pm

Celebrate the many types of love with this coming week's Love Songs Valentine's Day Special on Women In Music with Laney Goodman.
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Feb 09

In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

Author Jesmyn Ward won a National Book Award for Salvage the Bones, her gritty and lyrical novel of Hurricane Katrina-era Mississippi.