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The Orwellian Plot to Unseat North Carolina Governor McCrory

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

To reasonable Americans, it would appear that the backlash over North Carolina's HB2 legislation is the reaction to an egregious injustice. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory sees it differently.

Jimmy Buffett Slams North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law, But Won't Scrap Shows

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Following in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett is speaking out against North Carolina's anti-LGBT law. In a blog post on his official...

Bruce Springsteen Won't Sing In North Carolina. Here's A List Of Bands Scheduled To Play There This Summer. Who's Next?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."

Becoming a Brand New Man and a Best-Selling Author

Don McNay | Posted 03.17.2016 | Books
Don McNay

My goal was to write the best book ever written by someone considering weight loss surgery. That's a subjective goal, but I gave it everything I had and was not going to turn it over to the public until there was nothing I could do to make it better.

10 Signs That You May Be a Twainiac

Cindy Lovell | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

Do you suspect that you or someone you know might be a Twainiac? It's a condition that appears to be growing. As a self-identified Twainiac, I believe I can alert you to a few signs that will confirm or refute your suspicions.

How to Make a Hit Music Video -- Insider Advice From Music Video Impresario Roy LaManna

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

The great Johnny Cash said, "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone." And sometimes those stones lead to triumph. Just ask music video goliath Roy LaManna who has attributed to the success of thousands of videos from top artists including Justin Bieber and The Killers.

From Playboy to Plowboy: Chats with Meat Loaf, Buzz Cason, Patty Farmer and Brooke Annibale, Plus a Chris DuPont Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.25.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I think the first thing I have to ask you is what to call you... Mister Loaf? Marvin?

Bill Clinton Trumps Rock Stars Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi at Bill Murray and Bruce Willis Rock the Kasbah Screening

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the movie world you would not expect a smallish screening for a movie like Rock the Kasbah to have a night like this, but Bill Murray has great karma. Rock legends turned out on Friday night: Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, to start. And there was Bill Clinton, whose silver head shone like a beacon at the room's center.

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.21.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

Remembering Jesse Winchester with Mac McAnally, Plus Walter Salas-Humara, Joe Rathbone, Mikey Wax & Eddy Faulkner

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mac McAnally: "When we agreed to do the record, I hadn't heard any songs. It's not like I doubt whether Jesse's going to bring any good songs to the table, but I was not aware, musically, of anything other than that we were going to cut some Jesse Winchester songs."

Chats with Peter Frampton, Chicago's Robert Lamm, The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston and the Legendary Buzz Cason

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Peter Frampton: It all started a few years ago when the Cincinnati Ballet asked if they could do choreography to four of my songs; three instrumentals from Fingerprints and then "Not Forgotten" from the Now album.

Conversations with Kenny Rogers, Mary Gauthier and The Groundlings' Tracy & Laraine Newman, Plus Marcus Goldhaber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The interesting thing about the music is that there's kind of an American Idol mentality today and I don't think that's wrong, but everybody likes the hero and they push them up the charts and then it's, "'Okay, who's next?'"

Philanthropic Celebs Devote Everything To Their Causes

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

In December of 2013, Taylor Swift was declared the most charitable celebrity of the year, topping DoSomething.org's list of "Top 20 Celebrities Gone G...

A Conversation With Chris Isaak, Plus an Exclusive from The Record Company

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I made a Christmas album years back. You only get to sing Christmas songs one time a year and this is it. My drummer Kenny and I got together yesterday and we were singing Christmas songs all day. So we're ready."

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"

Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

David Sable | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
David Sable

There are caveats, of course, but at the end of the day, if we are open to new ways of understanding what is valuable, beyond simple aggregation of audience or dollars, then culture will truly advance.

Conversations With Sammy Hagar, Chick Corea and Tom Rush, Plus a Manicanparty Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you want to be a band, a rocker, a guy that can play music and jam with other people and be a real musician, then you've just got to go play as much as you can in front of as many people as you can any time, anywhere and live and breathe it. Put your head down and keep on swinging."

My Favorite Picture Of You: A Conversation with Guy Clark, Plus Chatting with Butterscotch Records' Allen Farmelo and Lots Of Love's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm from Texas and will always be from Texas, and if I ever break even, I'm moving back. It's a wonderful place to be from. There's a lot of history there and a lot of stuff that you know about and nobody else knows about."

How About a Margarita for Breakfast

Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Todd Van Luling

I had spent dark ages hating Jimmy Buffett but I wanted to be proven wrong/believe in the parrotheads.

Jimmy Buffett Show At Northerly Island Was A Muddy Disaster

Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

Though "Parrotheads" taking in the first show at the newly renamed and revamped FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday were treated ...

Bret Michaels' Parenting Advice

Ashley Knierim | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Ashley Knierim

Bret Michaels is 2013's comeback kid. Between kicking off his brand-new reality show, Rock My RV, and releasing his first album in three years, the legendary rocker is back.

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

PHOTOS: Adopt Me!

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 05.24.2013 | Miami

Florida's unusually warm winter has created a deadly situation for the state's beloved manatee population. Warmer waters meant an earlier than norm...

Tired of Tequila? Try These Delicious New Spirits For Cinco De Mayo Instead

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste
Tony Sachs

Want something other than tequila this Cinco de Mayo? Try a new whisky, rum, vodka, even cachaça. ¡Saludos, amigos!

Jimmy Buffett's Resort Plans

www.usatoday.com | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

Jimmy Buffett has sailed quite a way from the flip-flop-wearing beach bum who was wasting away in Margaritaville. Quite the businessman now, the si...