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Notes From a Dive Bar XXV

Alan Black | Posted 08.24.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

You know it's too late for civilization when tennis and pornography get mixed up in bar talk. Way too late. But it's not over yet.

If 'Dancing Queen' Were About Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents

The latest parody video from YouTube's Laughing Moms channel shows what ABBA might've sounded like if they sang about breastfeeding. The com...

What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

Lior Shamir | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Lior Shamir

When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hump Day Round-Up - July's "5 for Fighting with... Five for Fighting"; Boston Gets Converse'd; Meet "That Brit Guy"

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

What if John Ondrasik AKA Five for Fighting agreed to do a monthly Q&A with yours truly? What would it look like? Would the questions delve into his...

Stockholm, Sweden for Kids: Frozen Sisters, Nobel Aspirations and Royal Weddings

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Stockholm, Sweden is the stuff of fairy tales. The Scandinavian city is incredibly welcoming and intriguing for kids to explore.

A Former ABBA Member Is Opening A 'Mamma Mia'-Themed Restaurant

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.20.2015 | Taste

STOCKHOLM (AP) — "Mamma Mia!" may be in its final year on Broadway, but the ABBA musical is getting a rebirth of sorts — this time in a restaurant...

Ben Walsh

A Day In The Life Of Private Equity Giant TPG

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

How do private equity firms assure investors that they really do get up every day and work hard to deliver great returns? Part of the answer is by sho...

Fleetwood Mac eBook Covers Band's Rich History

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Books
Michael Sigman

Nearly 40 years ago, writer Sam Graham began work on a book about the suddenly very hot rock group Fleetwood Mac. He spoke with each of the five musicians and accompanied them to some gigs in suburban Detroit.

San Francisco Symphony Stirs in Pink Martini, Pixar, ABBA, and More

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I'm not a fan of the Boston Pops approach to music, but this isn't that.

NO SECURITY: The Visionary Prophet-5

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

In 2014, when we think of the microprocessor, we tend to think of the personal computer or cell phone. While researching the history of the microprocessor, I discovered a way in which it turned up in our culture in the most pervasive way it could have: Music.

ABBA Celebrates 40 Years

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — Four decades on from the flares, fame and fabulousness, the members of ABBA say they have no regrets — not even about the clothes. ...

How a High Note Kicked Me into Midlife

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

. Sophia embodied my disco days, but it was Donna's dancing queen who told me I could still give life a good kick in the pants.

A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

Mamma Mia! Abba's Outfits Were A Tax Avoidance Scheme

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business

The eye-wateringly garish outfits picked out in spangles, sparkles, bright colours and bold lines which made up Abba's trademark stage costumes were i...

Thousands In Stockholm To Join Forces To Support Russian LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices

"Live and Let Love," a new film project, is gearing up to show the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Russia they are not alon...

LOOK: Stockholm Gay Pride Is One Fierce Party!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Sweden just celebrated Stockholm Gay Pride and from the looks of the photos below, it was quite the party! Stockholm Pride is always a highlight o...

ABBA Alum Goes Solo

AP | MICHAEL CIDONI LENNOX | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — For most of the last three decades, ABBA was but a memory for Agnetha Faltskog. She made concerted efforts to leave behind her pas...

Epitaph: A Conversation with Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Plus Agnetha Fältskog and Fortress Social Club Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Agnetha Fältskog might be best known as "the blonde from ABBA," but her musical prowess did not stop when the Swedish pop band ended.

An ABBA Museum Is Actually Happening

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts

STOCKHOLM — You can thank ABBA for the music. And so much more. A museum devoted to the pop superstars opening in Stockholm on Tuesday will cel...

"Low Budget": A Rather Sad Soundtrack For Sequestration

David Wild | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

"Sequester" sounds significantly sexier than it is. As in, "Sequester"? I don't even know 'er. See, I was right.

30 Best-Selling Albums In The Past 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment

From Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" to Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP," the past 30 years have seen a range of albums push fans to record stores ...

ABBA Singer Heads Back To Studio

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Entertainment

STOCKHOLM -- Agnetha Faltskog, one of the former members of Swedish pop band ABBA, is preparing for a comeback and has returned to the recording studi...

Dog Ears Music: The Gold, Silver and Bronze Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Donnas, The Carl Stalling Project, Gomez, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, Dr. John and more.

Sir Tim Rice Talks Chess 'In Concept'

Andy Propst | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Andy Propst

Not many musicals with Broadway runs under two months get starry concert performances. But then, Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus' Chess is no ordinary musical.

What Is The UK's Favorite No. 1 Single Of All Time?

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.16.2012 | Entertainment

When the Official Charts Company asked the U.K. public to vote for their favorite No. 1 single of the last 60 years, The Beatles seemed like the obvio...