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Managing Michael Jackson and More: A Chat with Ron Weisner, Plus William Beckett and Noel Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ron Weisner: "When you're involved in the music world that I've been involved with, I was in the record end of it first and then the management next, then the television live concert world, and each relates to each other in a different way."

Daily Meditation: Peace For Posterity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Hot Docs, TIFF Host Benefit Screening of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media to Complete Final Work By Peter Wintonick

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tomorrow afternoon in Toronto, a film community will honor the late documentarist Peter Wintonick, in perhaps the best way possible: by screening his ...

Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joséphine Baker, Ray LaMontagne, Howlin' Wolf, Les Paul, and more.

People Get Ready: Celebrating Curtis Mayfield's 70th BIrthday!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Throughout the night, audience members swayed to the music, sang along with the performers and stood up in homage to this incredible prophet of funk. People Get Ready, indeed.

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Stanley Clarke, Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch), Gretchen Wilson and more.

Kryptonite's 20th Anniversary: Chatting with Spin Doctors' Chris Barron Plus Keb Mo and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Blaxploitation Era Icons: Where Are They Now?

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

The 1970s represented the dawning of a new era for African Americans, specifically in Hollywood as a deluge of movies centering on empowerment, pride ...

New Year 1/1/11 Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music from Elvis Costello, Ed Harcourt, Lou Reed, and Steely Dan among others.

Lost in Time: A Conversation With Eric Benét, Plus Sony Launches PopMarket.com

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"When I listen to music today, it feels like there is a lot of soul missing in soul and R&B music. I think technology, in a lot of ways, has become a crutch for people who really aren't as talented as they appear to be," Benét said.

Going Back: A Conversation with Phil Collins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins remembers, "When I was twelve or thirteen The Beatles' first album came out. They had some Motown and early soul record covers, like the Stones did. This is the music that I kind of lived my life to."

HuffPost Review: John Legend & The Roots' Wake Up!, Plus Conversations With Seal and Matt White

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Spot The Difference: A Conversation With Squeeze, Plus Don Henley Gets an Apology

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Squeeze's new album Spot The Difference is a revisit of previous hits and classics. As the title suggests, it's literally hard to spot the difference on many of these songs. Why did they record a project like this?

Meet & Greet Monday: Conversations with Jonny Lang and DJ Steve Porter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

An interview with Johnny Lang, in which the guitarist discusses his preferred instrument, Cyndi Lauper, and Motown.

HuffPost Video Debut: Angelique Kidjo with Fela!, Plus Los Lobos, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and A Conversation With Darrell Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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CPS Makes Famous Alumni Mix On iTunes

Crain's Chicago Business | Shia Kapos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools has posted a mix of popular songs by its alumni musicians on iTunes. This isn't a money-making effort -- directly -- but a way...