Brian Jackson

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Record Store Geek: 16 Sweet Slices of Soul

    Chances are, if you met me -- I'm a tall, goofy-looking, middle-aged white guy with a Canadian accent (it's actually North Dakotan) -- you wouldn't think, "Hey, I should get some recommendations on fantastic soul albums from this cat." Of course, I'm stereotyping myself, and you would be, too. I un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Spoken-Word Legend Gil Scott-Heron Goes All Pensive Poet in Tempe on MLK Day

    Adam TurnerGil Scott-Heron​ (Gil Scott-Heron performed sets at 6:30 and 9 p.m. last night. This is a review of the earlier offering presented by Ed Mabrey and Black Pearl Poetry.) He appeared jittery as he walked onstage, but once Gil Scott-Heron sat down and started playing keys and singin ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Fostering Sexual Abuse

    Foster kids say the state ignored its own policies, exposing them to sexual predators