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Al Stewart's Biggest Fan in Rural Tuscany

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

My dad was a piano tuner, and in my travels, any time I see a piano, I have an urge to play it or hear it played. At Il Canto del Sole agriturismo, Luciano showed me around his farm while his son, Marco, attentively followed, seemingly fascinated by my work as a guidebook writer.

Not in the Movie: Fifteen Pop Songs Inspired By Cinema

Jon Eig | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

They weren't in movies. They were inspired by movies. Perhaps by a specific film. Perhaps by a star. Or perhaps simply by the entire magical filmic experience. It's a broad definition. Here are fifteen really good songs, covering fifty years of pop music.

Conversations with Jamie Cullum, Peter White and Amanda Kravat, Plus Yellowcard Teams with Invisible Children

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jamie Cullum: "I've lived my short life as a record geek. I take quite a heavy interest in music. Lots of people are interested in music, but I'm the kind of guy who'd be digging through boxfuls of old records in secondhand stores and record fares and things like that."

Conversations With Alan Parsons and The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Plus Ki:Theory and The Gloaming Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What I and every artists I knew at 14, 15 years old, punk or new wave kids, all we really wanted was to create a world where people understood us and were interesting to us and we were interesting to them."

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bruce Springsteen, Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys, Billy Preston, Hank Williams and more.

It's Those Time Passages: A Conversation with Peter White

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.04.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Peter White Mike Ragogna: Peter, before we get into your new album Here We Go, let's start with your early days playing with Al...

The Art of an Album

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

On a recent flea market stop, I came across a near perfect copy of Al Stewart's 1976 classic The Year of the Cat. It's not a record I ever owned but something about it caught my attention.

"Let's Get Lost": A Final Playlist for an Island Full of Great Memories

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

More than any other show in recent memory, Lost required our full attention and rewarded that sort of dedicating viewing with its singular elusive excellence.