Monthly Archives: May 2019

Prostitutes and Preachers: The Spiritual Childhood of James Brown

By James Brown (1933-2006) Excerpt from James Brown: The Godfather of Soul(Macmillen 1986) In Augusta, Georgia, Aunt Minnie and I lived with another aunt of mine in a house at 944 Twiggs Street. That’s one place I will never forget. … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese discuss faith, O’Connor

Readers may find these tidbits fascinating from Chris Willman’s full reporting in Variety: In their conversation Sunday night at a privateNetflix event honoring “Springsteen on Broadway,” Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese spent close to a third of the 45-minute chat discussing their … Continue reading

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The fevered love of June and Johnny

By Steve Beard Today marks the anniversary of the death of June Carter Cash (1929-2003). She died of complications from heart surgery. She was 73. Johnny Cash died four months later. It is strangely fitting that the last time the … Continue reading

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Garrison Keillor reflects on Easter Sunday

Church was packed on Easter morning, brass players up in the choir loft, ladies with big hats, girls in spring dresses, and when the choir and clergy processed up the aisle, the woman swinging the censer looked like a drum … Continue reading

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