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Dolly Parton's Hair Has Always Been Epic — & Here's Proof

Despite being famous for more than 50 years now, Dolly Parton has been remarkably good at keeping some things secret. Her personal life? She's got a husband, but he's hardly ever seen. What she looks like without makeup or even natural makeup? Ha, that's a good one. What's her real hair look like? Pfft, not a clue. Who even does her hair? We! Don't! Know!But there is one critical thing we do know about her, and it is this: Dolly Parton lives for a wig. She has been wearing them her entire profe...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Dolly Parton, Glastonbury festival, Associated Press, Barbara Walters, Cohen, Nashville Tennessee, Parton, Dolly, Farrah Fawcett, LIPA, Jim Smeal, Michael Ochs, David Crotty Patrick McMullan Getty


The Women Behind The Songs: Cynthia Weil

Cynthia Weil wrote hits like "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling" and "On Broadway" with her husband and songwriting partner Barry Mann, helping to shape the sound of '60s pop. (Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Broadway, Barry Mann, Michael Ochs, Cynthia Weil


Buddy Holly's Classmates Remember The Pioneer 60 Years After 'The Day The Music Died'

Lubbock, Texas, hasn't always been fond of its best known son, Buddy Holly. But 60 years after his death, the town has a park with a bronze statue of him, and a street and a museum named after him.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Buddy Holly, Lubbock Texas, Michael Ochs


Different Ways To See And Be: The Lives Of Joseph Jarman And Alvin Fielder

The deaths of two foundational members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a forward-thinking Chicago jazz collective, offers a chance to reflect on its evolving impact.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Chicago, Michael Ochs, Joseph Jarman, Alvin Fielder


16 Iconic Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hair

Halloween inspiration comes in waves based on current pop culture moments. One year it's all about Left Shark, and the next you're bobbing for apples with four Cardi B look-alikes at the company Halloween party.This year, you can expect plenty of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin costumes. And if you're thinking of going as Baldwin, there's one important question to answer: Are you blonde enough to pull it off? Because in order to do the leggy model justice — and so many other pop culture icons,...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, White House, Justin Bieber, Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Cher, Diana Ross, Ross, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Hailey Baldwin


15 Iconic Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hair

Halloween inspiration comes in waves based on current pop culture moments. One year it's all about Left Shark, and the next you're bobbing for apples with four Cardi B look-alikes at the company Halloween party.This year, you can expect plenty of Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande costumes. And if you're thinking of going Grande, there's one important question to answer: Will you have a headache from wearing that tight ponytail all night? Because in order to do Ariana justice — and so many other ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, White House, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Cher, Diana Ross, Pete Davidson, Ross, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Josh, Don


The Voice Behind One Of Hip-Hop's Most Famous Hooks

Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock put out their debut album 30 years ago featuring "It Takes Two." The song's sample was so widely recognized, it revitalized the career of Lyn Collins, the original artist.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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14 Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hair

Halloween inspiration comes in waves based on current pop culture moments. One year it's all about Left Shark, and the next you're bobbing for apples with four Cardi B look-alikes at the company Halloween party.This year, you can expect plenty of Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande costumes. And if you're thinking of going Grande, there's one important question to answer: Will you have a headache from wearing that tight ponytail all night? Because in order to do Ariana justice — and so many other ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, White House, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Cher, Diana Ross, Pete Davidson, Ross, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Josh, Don


Aretha Franklin Was Calling For Diversity In Fashion In The '80s

On Thursday, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit. She was 76. The first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was not only a force musically during her six-decade career — she was a force in appearance, too. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, a time when girl groups and glitter reigned supreme, Franklin performed in slinky silhouettes often accompanied by fur or feathered accouterments. And while her hairstyles often changed to reflect the country...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Aretha Franklin, Barack Obama, Madonna, Calvin Klein, Kylie Jenner, Detroit, Civil rights movement, Valentino, Luke, Kylie, Newsweek, Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin, Queen of Soul


The Story Of The Edwin Hawkins Singers' 'Oh Happy Day'

Edwin Hawkins' use of contemporary sounds, a Latin groove, synthesizers and a soul-influenced lead vocal performance created a new model for gospel music.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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30 Photos Of Jackie O. From The Early Days Of American Street Style

If ever there were a more iconic and stylish first lady than Michelle Obama, it was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Always one to dissociate the politics from her fashion, she was legendary for her approach to dressing under an entire nation's magnifying glass. Simply: If she liked it, she had to have it. And so it'd go that, despite being scrutinized for her spending habits, Onassis and her style were emulated in retailers and magazines across the country.While Onassis was given a budget of $50,00...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Florida, New York, France, White House, Massachusetts, India, America, Michelle Obama, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Jackie, Christian Dior


How The Brain Helps You Sing Or Say What You Mean

The richness of human vocal communication turns partly on our ability to control pitch, scientists say. Consider the difference you hear between "Let's eat, Grandma" and "Let's eat Grandma."(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Joe Jackson, Strict Manager And Father To Pop Royalty, Dead At 89

The patriarch helped take his legendary family from Gary, Ind., to global stardom, though the disciplinarian streak he used to get them there proved controversial later in life.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Strange Things Are Afoot: Bill And Ted Set To Return As Dad Rockers

The most-excellent pair of Californian almost-rockers return after more than 25 years in order to — well, save the universe.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Marian McPartland: A Centennial Celebration

No jazz musician has ever been heard more on public radio than the late Marian McPartland. But for all her ubiquity, how well did we really know her?(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Forebears: Maybelle Carter, The Mother Of Popular Country Music

Known as "Mother Maybelle," Carter had a unique style of playing that helped determine the role of guitar in modern country music. Johnny Cash called her "the greatest star I've ever known."(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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A Look Back At 10 Of Janet Jackson’s Most Iconic Looks

When we first met Janet Damita Jo Jackson, she was the cute little sister of the Jackson Five. Afterwards we got to see another side of Janet when she played the role of Penny on Good Times but it was when she began her solo singing career that we really got a look into her sartorial psyche. From the fierce shoulders of Control, to the key earring of Rhythm Nation, and the red hair and chill vibes from The Velvet Rope, Janet has never been one short on iconic looks. Her style transcended decade...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Taylor, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Michael, Janet Jackson, Janet, Teyana Taylor, Janet Damita Jo Jackson, Michael Ochs, MTV Music Awards, Velvet Rope Janet


Forebears: The Teenage Wisdom of 'Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts'

Gore's impenetrable confidence singing emotionally complex songs humanized the image of the teen girl, adding an authoritative female teenage perspective to the Top 40.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Gore, Lesley Gore, Michael Ochs


Site Of Woodstock Added To National Registry Of Historic Places

The site of the music festival, now a sprawling compound, is added as the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love looms.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Otis Redding's 'Unfinished Life' Still Resonates

Nearly 50 years after his untimely death, Redding's influence as a spirit of soul music remains. Jonathan Gould, author of a new biography of the singer, explains why.(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Redding, Otis Redding, Jonathan Gould, Michael Ochs


Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?(Image credit: Kristen Uroda for NPR; Reference: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dies At 90

Berry was central to the development of rock 'n' roll, with indelible hits like "Maybelline," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode."(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Berry, Johnny B Goode, Michael Ochs, Maybelline Roll Over Beethoven Rock


Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock And Roll, Dies At 90

Berry was central to the development of rock and roll, with indelible hits like "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode."(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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224 Books About Music in David Byrne’s Personal Library

Image by LivePict, via Wikimedia Commons The meaning of the word “library” has never been more ambiguous. When we can virtually carry library-sized collections of images, music, literature and reference data in our pockets, what are physical libraries but museums of a sort? Of course, from the point of view of librarians especially, this isn’t true in the least. Libraries are fortresses of free speech, public education, and “information literacy” at the community level. Rather than obsolete o...
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5 Incredible Black Women From History You Haven't Heard Of

When Hidden Figures won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at this year’s SAG Awards, Taraji P. Henson wanted to make something clear in her acceptance speech. If their hit film had accomplished one thing, it made sure that Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson were “hidden figures no more!” And she had a point. Many of us had never heard of the Black women at NASA whose calculations helped get a man into space during the height of racial segregation until Hidd...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Nasa, United States, Williams, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Alice Walker, Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Taraji P Henson, Lewis, Maya Rudolph, Walker


19 Black Women Who Broke Beauty Boundaries & Made History

The beauty industry has made a lot of progress over the years thanks to the tireless work of women of color. Doors flew open when Madam C.J. Walker invented her hair-care line for curls over a century ago. Endless styling possibilities emerged after Lyda Newman introduced a more efficient, synthetic hair brush in 1898 and Theora Stephens patented the modern-day curling iron in 1980. Old-school mindsets shifted when, in 1974, Beverly Johnson graced the cover of American Vogue. More recently, you...
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The Latest Kardashian-West Trend Is Already Everywhere (& It's Been Around For Decades)

If celebrities aren't always starting the trends, they sure are doing a heck of a job putting them on the world's stage ( er, runway). And for that, we give them credit. Hell, it's why we keep up with them day in and day out. Speaking of keeping up, we've noticed a familiar trend being shared between Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian recently that can actually be traced back to the '80s. And though we wouldn't call it a vintage athleisure revival, it's the freshest throwback we've seen in quit...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Adidas, Kanye West, Paris, Kardashian, Kim, Kylie Jenner, DMC, Khloe, Kourtney, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Calabasas, Michael Ochs


Makers, Boundary-Breakers, & Pop Culture Icons: All The Influencers We Lost In 2016

This year has been a particularly difficult one in terms of pop culture losses. Beginning with the tragic death of David Bowie in January, these 12 months have been seemingly riddled with great departures. We lost a wave of important influencers — musicians, actors, fashion designers, and all of the above.Seriously, what was it about 2016? Is it the fact that this is a leap year? Or an election year? Or is there some giant conspiracy to rid the world of its most lauded figures? We can't explain...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Abc, Ap, Debbie Reynolds, David Bowie, Cbs, Muhammad Ali, Alan Rickman, George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Rob Kardashian, Rene Angelil, Alexis Arquette, Terry O Neill Getty


Why Aren't These Women In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seems to have a woman problem. As in, there aren't enough women in it.Scroll through its long list of inductees and you will notice that very few of them are women. According to Quartz, only 44 of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's inductees are women. That's less than 15%.In 2016, not a single woman was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of inducted artists. In 2015, Joan Jett was the only woman inducted — though it's worth noting Jett wasn't inducte...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Washington, Kentucky, Courtney Love, Britain, Mtv, Vogue, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Nashville, Carly Simon


All The Moments In History That Made Us Want Bangs

"Should I get bangs?" It's a common musing, made even more widespread by the fact that every hair type, texture, and length can rock the style — and there's no shortage of fringe inspiration out there to envy. And while any haircut is worth mulling over, once you get the bangs bug, it's hard to shake.Bangs can be risky — there's the grow-out process and additional styling techniques one needs to consider — but does any cut deliver as big of a punch with minimal change? Perhaps that's why bangs ...
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