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Booker T. Jones has been in the music business since he was in high school in the 1960s. His career took off with Booker T. and the M.G.'s 1962 hit “Green Onions.” With the M.G.’s, Booker T. played on numerous records recorded for the Stax label in Memphis, with stars including Otis Redding and Ray Charles. More recently, he’s collaborated with Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots, and the Drive By Truckers. He's playing at Charlotte's McGlohon Theater Saturday August 9, and he spoke to Weekend Edition Host Duncan McFadyen.


The holidays are a time for parties, feasts and gift giving but entertainment is also big this time of year. Hollywood studios release December films they hope will bring Oscar nominations under their tree and there is always a new Christmas tale or two. This holiday season may be one of the biggest ever with blockbusters, often reserved for summer, like the latest James Bond film, the last Twilight movie, a new beginning for Lord of the Rings and the musical event of the year with Les Miserables. We look at the current slate of holiday films from before Thanksgiving to Christmas day when Charlotte Talks.