The prison house is a tough school but it saved the young Maurice McIntyre and reconnected him with music. In the late 1960s McIntyre became one of the most passionate and articulate spokesmen of the Chicago-based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and an exponent of fiery but spacious "spirit jazz".
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Tuesday 22 June 2010
Gangs of chimpanzees kill individuals from neighbouring groups in order to expand their territory and seize new food resources, according to a new study of the animals' notoriously aggressive behaviour in the wild.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Floodwaters that rose as swiftly as 8 feet an hour tore through a campground packed with vacationing families early yesterday, carrying away tents and overturning RVs as campers slept. At least 16 people were killed, and dozens more missing and feared dead.
Thursday 10 June 2010
The angry tide that has already felled two high-profile members of the US Senate this midterm election season may have been checked at least for now after Senator Blanche Lincoln, a centrist Democrat in Arkansas, narrowly fended off a challenge from a more left-wing contender in a keenly anticipated primary contest.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Four people were killed yesterday in an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes across Oklahoma, tossing cars off highways and flipping mobile homes, officials said.
Friday 26 February 2010
A sparkling new print of Howard Hawks's 1953 musical comedy, which paired Monroe and Russell at their spangled, curvaceous, lipsticky best.
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Police today shot and killed a man suspected of gunning down four police officers, a sheriff's spokesman said, a day after the man eluded police who had spent hours trying to coax him out of a house.
Tuesday 01 December 2009
A man suspected of shooting to death four police officers in a coffee shop was not found yesterday in the Seattle home where he was thought to have been holed up overnight. He is likely to be wounded after the bloody encounter.
Monday 30 November 2009
Police say the suspect in the slayings of four police officers at a suburban coffee shop was not found in the Seattle home where he was thought to have been holed up.
Thursday 19 November 2009
A police officer in a small US town used a stun gun on an unruly 10-year-old girl after he said her mother gave him permission to do so.
Billy Lee Riley: Charismatic rock 'n' roller who was eclipsed by Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Records
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Sun Records in Memphis is justly famous for discovering Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis and making their first hit singles. In the latter half of the 1950s, it was a very productive label and some of their most exciting records were made by Billy Lee Riley. Riley was to have a long and varied career but never became a chart name. He attributed that to being "in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people."
Thursday 23 July 2009
Evangelist Tony Alamo placed his fate in a federal jury's hands in Arkansas yesterday, choosing not to testify on his own behalf at a trial over charges that he took five young girls across state lines for sex.
Friday 17 July 2009
Even Damon Albarn and Jack White have some distance to go to equal the genre-bending achievements of Bill Frisell, not just the outstanding jazz guitarist of his era but also the most diversely prolific, equally at home providing accompaniment to Buster Keaton movies as he is collaborating with Elvis Costello.
Sunday 12 July 2009
"Inspired by the life and works of the Arkansas photographer Michael Disfarmer."
Sunday 05 July 2009
Sarah Palin says her decision to resign as governor of Alaska was motivated by “a higher calling”, and she promised to keep fighting for conservative causes on a national stage.
Thursday 22 January 2009
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Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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