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Queen Latifah plays blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO movie Bessie....
It took Queen Latifah more than 20 years to bring the life of pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith to the screen. "Inhabiting her has inhabited me," she says.
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Chris Harrison's new book is an amusing romance novel — and a ripe excuse for us to ask some lingering questions about the reality show juggernaut that's made him famous.
Ramsey Lewis' hit single "The In Crowd" was recorded live in concert 50 year...
The pianist was looking for a fun song to add to his set that evening at a Washington, D.C., jazz club when a waitress made a suggestion. The recording became a huge crossover hit: "The In Crowd."
A day after convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the death penalty, Bostonians are grappling with the jury's sentence and bracing for legal appeals.
Amid reports that Amtrak's train 188 may have been struck by a projectile, the Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak is required to install technology at the accident site that will automatically slow a speeding train.
More than 100,000 people have fled the East African country during weeks of unrest. The BBC's Ruth Nesoba gives NPR's Arun Rath an update from Bujumbura, the capital, where people are doing their best to prepare for the days ahead.