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An Analysis of HBO Performance Music Specials - Britney vs Justin

Justin Timberlake's HBO special ran for the first time on HBO last night, on Labor Day 2007. In the show Justin proceeded to perform hits from his first two solo albums. The music was fabulous. However, the show also included two direct finger flip off's to the camera from Justin, about four or five lingerie prancing dancers in his song "Damn Girl", a segment where Justin proceeds to do a round of hard alcohol shots with his performers and the audience and more than a handful of F-word quotes.


Casey Driessen Shows Many Styles on Debut Album, '3D'

Although 3D is Casey Driessen's first solo album, you've probably heard his fiddle-playing before if you're a fan of American roots musicians like Steve Earle, Tim O'Brien and Bela Fleck or pop singer John Mayer. While Driessen is best known for playing bluegrass fiddle, his debut album shows he's at home playing in many other styles. Katherine Cole tells us more about the young musician and his CD, titled "3D."


Greed In The Digital Age

Remember those early days of the compact disc? The price of music nearly doubled to $15.99 because of the new technology. I recall reading that the increased price would come down once new disc making factories were built. Never happened.


Don't Discount the Little Guys - On the Benefits of Small Publishers

If a small press is publishing you, it isn't because you're Ethan Hawke or Jewel, but because they absolutely love your work. What more could a writer ask for?


What Good Is a Traditional Publisher?

"If publishers won't promote your book and they take a huge percentage, what exactly do they do for the author?" The answer: more than you might think.


Train Your Brain and Improve Vision and Focus with the Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS does more than give you cute dogs to play with; it actually can help you exercise your brain and improve your vision.


Hip Hop Music - Hip Hop Is Alive

What has happened to hip hop music? I have seen a disgraceful turn for the worse on my tv screen, but let's review some real hip hop music.


Nicole Kidman Recounts "How to Marry a Millionaire"

The film "How to Marry a Millionaire" debuted in 1953 and helped to catapult Marilyn Monroe to stardom. The film, in which Monroe portrays the ditzy, yet endearing Pola Debevoise, also hosted Hollywood greats Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable as three beautiful women who, after becoming frustrated with dating cheap men, move into a posh New York City penthouse and use their feminine wiles to try and snag wealthy bachelors to marry. Another Hollywood icon, namely Nicole Kidman, has purchased the rights to this film and is set to revamp "How to Marry a Millionaire" through her 20th Century Fox-based production company, Blossom Films.


The Death Of Dorothy Hunt - Probing The Assassination Of John F Kennedy, Part 3

Richard Nixon thought Mrs. Hunt and her husband E. Howard Hunt knew a lot about the death of JFK. It was their knowledge of Watergate that probably resulted in her death.


Tribute Album Aims to Help Rebuild Fats Domino's Hurricane-Damaged Home

One of the many thousands who lost their homes and belongings to Hurricane Katrina was New Orleans music legend and lifelong resident "Fats" Domino. Although it's been nearly two years since Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Domino is still struggling to rebuild. As Doug Levine tells us, his wait may be over as more than two dozen world-famous performers rush to his aid with a new charity tribute album.


The Day the Music Died

Different generations tend to remember different things. But, there is one event - due partly to Don McLean's tribute song - that transcends eras: if you love music, then you probably know about the day it died.


Super-Hero Creator Stan Lee Still Purveying Wonder

Comic book writer Stan Lee is the man behind some of the world's greatest fictional super-heroes. Today, at 84, the creator of the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man is still making his mark on popular culture. Mike O'Sullivan spoke with the writer about his legacy and his future projects.


Stop the Presses: Celebrities We are Completely Sick of Hearing About

From CNN to the Enquirer, from Larry King to Barbra Walters, celebrities are in the news constantly. This is intriguing, to a point, but it often changes from intriguing to just annoying. This is particularly true when it comes to certain celebrities, celebrities that are shoved down our throats whenever our mouths are even slightly open.


Sum 41 - Underclass Hero

It seems like Sum 41 has turned into a solo project of the band’s vocalist Deryck Whibley. He penned the songs, took a position of the album’s producer and finally a black and white cover of a new disk depicts only one person and you know who it is.


A Spoonful of Disney's Best Composer - Richard M. Sherman

Walt Disney saw more than just songwriting as the talent of Richard M. Sherman and his brother Robert B. Sherman and they were often his "troubleshooters". Although they won the Academy Award for their music in "Mary Poppins" they were even involved with the story for that classic film that many consider the pinnacle of Walt Disney's productions.