Petula Clark

Petula Clark recorded two albums with record producer Chips Moman, one in Memphis, the other in Nashville. In an interview with author James L. Dickerson, she commented, “I really would have loved to have worked with Chips again.” When the book was published, the...

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks had to change his appearance somewhat to play the role of Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited movie about Elvis, starring Austin Butler as the King. The movie was filmed in Australia and was forced to take a break for several months because of...

Just for a Thrill

By James L. Dickerson Just for a Thrill Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz Along with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, Lillian “Lil” Hardin (1898-1971) was arguably the third most crucial figure in the creation of popular jazz, but today her important...

Miss Juanita’s Delta Cuisine

By Juanita Emily Caldwell Miss Juanita’s Delta Cuisine Miss Juanita Caldwell, who passed away just weeks from her 99th birthday, lived in Mississippi her entire life, mostly in the Mississippi Delta. This collection of over 100 recipes covers a span of more than...

Selling Americans on America

By Gerry and Janet Souter Selling Americans on America Journey into a Troubled Nation Selling Americans on America” tells of another turbulent era—Post World War II— when a phenomenon called the “Freedom Train” reignited citizens’ faith in a country that was then...