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2010-01-27 10:05:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the Jan. 31 Grammy Awards®, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today unveiled the network's list of 15 Most Influential Film Soundtracks. TCM's list includes examples of orchestral scores, jazz, rock compilations and even disco, with music from such films as King Kong (1933), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), The Graduate (1967), Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Star Wars (1977). "It is nearly impossible to think of certain films...

2008-08-24 15:00:26

Officials of Memphis International Airport say they probably won't change the airport's name to honor the late singer Isaac Hayes. During a memorial service for Hayes on Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen publicly suggested changing the name of the airport. Airport board Chairman Arnold Perl told The Commercial Appeal newspaper that Hayes was a great ambassador for Memphis, but the current airport name best serves the city's needs. Hayes died Aug. 10 of an apparent stroke at age 65. (c) 2008...

2008-08-22 18:00:32

By Wayne Risher The Airport Authority torpedoed U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen's request to rename Memphis International Airport for Stax legend Isaac Hayes. Three days after the Memphis Democrat proposed Isaac Hayes Memphis International Airport, airport commissioners soundly rejected the idea Thursday. They paid homage to Hayes, who died Aug. 10 at 65, but said changing the name would be tampering with success. "I think Isaac Hayes has done a lot for this community. So have a lot of other...

2008-08-22 18:00:22

Celebrities, friends and fans of legendary songwriter and performer Isaac Hayes attended a memorial service for him at Hope Presbyterian Church. They talk about the man and his music. http://www.commercialappeal.com/videos/detail/isaac-hayes- memorial-service/ John Beifuss gives you his take on the movies, including "Death Race" and "Hamlet 2." You also get to see some trailer action. Michael Donahue takes you to the opening reception for the "Our Town" art exhibit at Askew Nixon...

2008-08-20 21:00:26

By Wayne Risher Airport officials dig the monumental contributions Isaac Hayes made to Memphis music, but they reacted coolly to putting his name on Memphis International Airport. Responding Tuesday to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen's suggestion, Airport Authority officials didn't think their board would change the name to Isaac Hayes Memphis International Airport. "Isaac Hayes was one of the many great Memphis musicians and a great ambassador for Memphis," board chairman Arnold Perl said. "We've...

2008-08-19 21:00:16

By Hank Dudding With help from honking passers-by, young people loosely tied to the Memphis music scene countered a picket Monday by a radical Kansas church at the Isaac Hayes tribute. Members of Westboro Baptist Church planned to picket from 10:15 a.m. until 11 a.m., according to the Topeka church's Web site, but the handful of protesters showed up early, then piled into a minivan and left for Little Rock by 10 a.m. "That's what we were aiming for," said Bruce White, 20, one of the...

2008-08-19 15:00:57

A star-studded turnout of mourners remembered U.S. singer-musician Isaac Hayes as a larger-than-life influence on many forms of popular music. Among the hundreds of people who attended Hayes' funeral Monday in Memphis, Tenn., were his longtime songwriting partner David Porter; soul singer William Bell; Al Bell, former co-owner of Stax Records; and such other Stax figures as Eddie Floyd, Mable John, J. Blackfoot, Deanie Parker and Booker T. Jones of Booker T. & the MG's, the Memphis...

2008-08-17 18:00:18

By Lindsay Melvin After agreeing to open their 5,000-seat sanctuary to memorialize music legend Isaac Hayes, clergy at Hope Presbyterian Church were bombarded Thursday with scathing e-mails and phone calls. The mention of a Scientology minister being present at the Monday memorial, detailed in a story in The Commercial Appeal, launched a bitter response from Scientology critics. For the last 16 years of his life, Hayes was an outspoken Scientologist and helped found the Memphis Church...

2008-08-15 21:00:12

Hope Presbyterian Church in Memphis has come under fire for allowing a memorial for Scientologist Isaac Hayes to be held there, church officials said. The soul music icon died of a stroke Sunday. He was 65. Clergy at the church have been flooded with irate e-mails and phone calls from people who object to the upcoming tribute because Hayes is a Scientologist, the The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal said. The newspaper earlier reported that a Scientology minister was planning to attend the...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

By SARA THOMAS ISAAC Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose Theme From Shaft won Academy and Grammy awards, has been found dead at his home. He was 65. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said a family member found Hayes collapsed near a treadmill yesterday. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. The cause of death was not immediately known. In the early 1970s, Hayes laid the groundwork for disco, for what became known as...


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