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Dawn Wells Spills Secrets of Gilligan's Island

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Gilligan's Island Cast

Dawn Wells became known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Wells’ character, Mary Ann, who was originally listed as “And the rest” in the credits, became the fan favorite, garnering more fan mail than the title character. Her other TV credits include Wagon Train, Maverick, Bonanza, The New Joey Bishop Show, Gilligan’s Planet, Baywatch, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Surviving Gilligan’s Island, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.

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Steve Vai Interview: New Album, "Inviolate," Is So Very Vai

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Steve Vai

Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, composer and producer who is considered by many as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. In over 40 years in the industry, he has sold over 15 million records, received three Grammy Awards and recorded with music legends like Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake and many more. Vai has toured extensively and recorded live projects with G3 (collaborating with different touring lineups including Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Lukather) and Generation Axe, a supergroup he formed with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.

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Jimmy Carter Interview: Blind Boys of Alabama Founder on Faith and Hope

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Jimmy Carter

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 11, 1932, Jimmy Carter is a founding member and the frontman of the Blind Boys of Alabama. He is the oldest living member of the group. Since the original members first sang together as children in the late 1930s (including Carter), the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated traditional gospel, gospel roots and Americana music groups in the world. Over the past 20 years, Carter and the Blind Boys of Alabama have worked with Prince, Marc Cohn, Mavis Staples, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph and Peter Gabriel, just to name a few.

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Dolly Parton Reveals How a Tiny Doll Inspired Her First Song

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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. She has garnered 11 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide.

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