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Ato Essandoh: Vinyl Reminds Us Black Musicians Have Rarely Gotten a Fair Spin

David Hinckley | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Of course racial tension is going to complicate the new HBO series Vinyl, says Ato Essandoh. If we can't figure out the racial thing in real life, h...

Where Those 'Y.M.C.A.' Dance Moves Really Came From

OWN | Posted 02.11.2014 | OWN

The Village People's 1978 hit song "Y.M.C.A." has long been solidified as a disco classic. But the tune wouldn't be complete without the signature dan...

Wheelchair Wisdom: All I've Got Is Yours

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

I believe that life is an ongoing journey and with each passage in life, we question, make mistakes, learn, create, expand, grow, transform, and celebrate each step of the way.

Remembering The First 3 Albums I Ever Owned

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

For as long as I can remember, I have been a music lover. Mom would break out her John Gary and Nat King Cole records, and although I wasn't crazy about either artist, it was hard to miss how happy she was while listening to them.

SXSW - A Surprise Takeaway

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

SXSW: a great place to discover new music and future stars, and also perhaps to rediscover something special from the past.

30 Great New-ish Bands

Next Avenue | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber You don’t have to throw out Little Feat to make room for Fleet Foxes Google “ways to discover ...

Tommy Ramone On Rocket To Russia, Rockaway Beach And Rock 'N' Roll

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 01.20.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

It's the 35th anniversary of the Ramones' third studio album, Rocket to Russia. We talk to Tommy Ramone, the last living original member of punk's greatest band, about the legacy of that record, Rockaway and why the Ramones' unique style is still relevant today.

Disco and Deindustrialization: In the Mix With 1970s Pittsburgh DJ Terry Kicks

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
John R. Eperjesi

The people of Pittsburgh did a lot more than just sing and clap their hands to Sister Sledge's disco classic "We Are Family." When the lights went down, they got up and danced.

A Classic Sid Vicious Love Letter To Nancy Uncovered

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

If we sifted through your old drawers and boxes and published all the love letters you wrote at 20 years old, chances are there would be some embarras...

7 Business Lessons from The Grateful Dead

Barry Barnes | Posted 01.03.2012 | Books
Barry Barnes

Without intending to, the band ended up pioneering ideas and practices that have subsequently been embraced by corporate America.

Strange Bedfellows: Mick Jagger And Martin Scorsese

Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

For all of you Rolling Stones fans who have been sitting around wondering, "When on EARTH will Mick Jagger finally become an executive producer of a m...

Steely Dan Does It Again

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Steely Dan wraps up its series of New York concerts (the Rent Party '09 Tour) at the Beacon Theatre this week proving that their music remains as timeless as ever.