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Spelman College to Cosby -- We Don't Want Your Money Any More

Spelman College, one of the most prestigious African American colleges in the country has dropped Bill Cosby in a stunning way. A college official says The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship will be discontinued and all…

Daily Top Five: Dog Songs

In tribute to my wonderful old dog who will be turning 14 in October, here are five of my favorite dog songs. Tom T. Hall, “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine” Pirates of the Mississippi, “feed Jake” Hank Williams, “Move … Continue reading ?

Yo La Tengo – “Friday I’m In Love” (The Cure Cover) Video

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Yo La Tengo’s all-covers album Stuff Like That There comes out next month, and it includes the band’s takes on songs from Hank Williams, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and, um, Yo La Tengo. (We posted their revamped version of their own song “Deeper Into Movies.”) But the song from the album that we were most excited […]

Inside Don Henley's Country-Rock Homecoming

When Don Henley was a boy growing up in rural Texas, he used to listen to country greats like Hank Williams and George Jones on the legendary Louisiana Hayride radio show. For Cass County, his first solo album in 15 years, Henley went back to those roots, recording in Nashville...

The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley's Quiet Racism

For Hank Williams, an entrepreneur based in New York, building a more diverse Silicon Valley isn’t just an economic or moral issue. There are more pressing reasons, ones that no one in the industry or anywhere else likes to talk about. Show More Summary

Hank Williams Movie 'I Saw the Light' Set for November Release

The big-screen retelling of the life of country music icon Hank Williams has secured a release date, just in time for awards season. Sony Pictures Classics has announced that I Saw the Light will bow in movie theaters on Black Friday, November 27th. English actor Tom Hiddleston will play the lead...

Tom Hiddleston's Hank Williams Biopic Hopes To Contend For Oscars

Oscar season, in the past as well as the present, is a time rife with biopics. If you're successful in telling a story based on history, you're part of the way there. Tell a story that's interesting to both voters and the world public alike, you're pretty much set for a nomination. Show More Summary

Folk Duo HoneyHoney's Career Started With an Oversized Cardboard Check

HoneyHoney began 10 years ago when guitarist Ben Jaffee and siren Suzanne Santo crossed paths in Los Angeles. With influences as diverse as Rage Against the Machine, Dean Martin, Hank Williams and Gillian Welch, this duo strives for originality in their musical style, just like their heroes. Their humble beginnings in...

See Holly Williams Perform Hank Classic With 11-Year-Old Prodigy

In a new video posted to EmiSunshine's YouTube page, Holly Williams sits down with the 11-year-old singing sensation for a soul-stirring rendition of Hank Williams' immortal "I Saw the Light," bridging the gap to a new generation of roots music. It's the first installment of the youngster's new series, EmiSunshine's...

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fri 6/19 Shunt McGuppin is a boozing bastard of a country singer who looks and sounds like a cross between Hank Williams Jr. and Toby Keith, and sings hilariously offensive songs mostly about women. McGuppin is the alter ego of Jeremy Carter, a member of comedy podcast/troupe Superego, with Paul...

Country Singer Randy Howard Shot Dead By Bounty Hunter

Randy Howard, a country singer who had performed alongside big-time stars like Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr., has died after he was shot by a bounty hunter attempting to detain him for skipping a court appearance, according toShow More Summary

‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer: A First Look at Steven Spielberg-Coen Brothers Film

This Cold War thriller marks another collaboration between Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, but this time without John Williams.

Billy Joe Shaver, uncut

A lot of country singers wear ten-gallon hats, but Billy Joe Shaver is the only one who rode a bull in the rodeo, saw Hank Williams Sr. perform in person, lost portions of four of his fingers to a sawmill, worked at three Texas ranches at once and has, as he says, "done everything with cows and...

Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr. Headline New Country-Rock Fest

With 264 residents spread over six square miles, Sparta — a former railroad stop that sits 45 minutes south of Cincinnati — is one Kentucky's smallest cities. Come August 28th, though, the local population will swell to more than 30,000, thanks to a new three-day music festival co-headlined by Miranda...

Hank Williams, Jr. Joins NASH Icon Records

3 months agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

Superstar becomes latest veteran star to join label created for successful veteran artists still relevant to fans. Fans should expect an album by late 2015. The post Hank Williams, Jr. Joins NASH Icon Records appeared first on RoughStock.

Trailer for Hank Braxtan's Unnatural, starring James Remar & Sherilyn Fenn

I'm a sucker for a good 'nature run amok' film, especially those featuring killer bears (William Girdler's 1976 GRIZZLY is a personal fave of mine), so imagine my excitement when I learned of a new killer bear thriller starring the exciting cast of James Remar ("Dexter"), Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks"), Ray Wise ("Twin... Read More...

Sony Classics Picks Up Hank Williams Biopic Starring Tom Hiddleston

4 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Tom Hiddleston‘s casting as country legend Hank Williams attracted some skepticism when it was first announced, but Sony Pictures Classics, for one, feels pretty good about it. The company has just acquired worldwide rights to I Saw the Light, written and directed by Marc Abraham. Show More Summary

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires I Saw the Light, Starring Tom Hiddleston

4 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Hiddleston stars in I Saw the Light, a biopic of legendary singer Hank Williams The post Sony Pictures Classics Acquires I Saw the Light, Starring Tom Hiddleston appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Hank Williams Biopic ‘I Saw The Light’ Lands At Sony Classics

Sony Pictures Classics said it has acquired worldwide rights to the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light, the movie that stars Tom Hiddleston as the iconic country singer. Marc Abraham wrote and directed the pic that chronicles Williams meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Show More Summary

Steven Spielberg Replaces John Williams On His Tom Hanks Thriller Bridge Of Spies

Having big time collaborators on board a project are almost always a sure fire way to make sure a filmmaker's cinematic vision makes it to the big screen intact. Just ask Steven Spielberg, who's two biggest collaborators, Tom Hanks and...Show More Summary

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