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Private Prisons Capitalism Without Compassion: Aloe Blacc

Thom Senzee | Posted 04.18.2016 | Black Voices
Thom Senzee

What you might not know is that Blacc, born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, is on a mission to educate the world about the scourge of private prisons.

Tom Hanks, David Letterman, Meryl Streep and George Clooney Come Together for SeriousFun at Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"This is the best show in town tonight," exclaimed David Letterman at the SeriousFun gala, the only thing he said that wasn't a joke. Founded by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, SeriousFun was established to ensure childhood fun at summer camp for children with special needs.

Wyclef Jean on His New Single 'Divine Sorrow' With Avicii

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Last week Wyclef Jean released his new single, "Divine Sorrow." He collaborated on the song with famed electronic music DJ and producer Avicii. Procee...

Aloe Blacc: 'It Doesn't Matter' That I'm Not Credited On Avicii's 'Wake Me Up'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Before Aloe Blacc was acting in the new James Brown biopic "Get On Up," he both wrote and provided vocals for the ubiquitous 2013 EDM song "Wake Me Up...

Put the Smartphone Down and Enjoy the Show!

Reid Wegley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reid Wegley

The smartphone craze is destroying the concert-going experience, at least according to the musicians and the pro photographers who take pictures of sa...

Spotify's Most Popular Song Is Also The Most Terrible Song

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology

In a feat best described as sad but predictable, the most streamed song in Spotify's history is a hybrid of the questionably popular genres of electro...

Coachella: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 06.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Lindsey Best

Coachella goers always have a vast variety of musical experiences to fill their weekend with. Here's a look at some of these performances up close and personal.

Live & Dangerous: Coachella 2014

Jeff Pollack | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

It's not always about the main acts -- here are 3 emerging acts slated to perform that everyone will be buzzing about post-Coachella.

'Wake Me Up' Video: Reflections from 2013

Elisa Batista | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Elisa Batista

Chances are you've heard "Wake Me Up." But have you checked out the emotionally powerful acoustic version? The video puts on display the work ethic, strong family ties, and grit of our newest Americans: undocumented youth known as "DREAMers."

The 20 Best Songs of 2013 (in 10 Words or Less)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

That's not to say everything I heard on the radio this year was worth a mention, but quite a few tunes made 2013 more bearable -- and hummable.

You Gotta See This Mariachi Style Cover Of' 'Wake Me Up'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

The hits from Scott Bradlee's collective of musicians, Postmodern Jukebox, just keep on coming and coming. They continually surprise us with their ...

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.

My Journey Of Discovery In Ghana With Malaria No More UK

Aloe Blacc | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home
Aloe Blacc

Until a few weeks ago the thought of getting malaria had never crossed my mind as I'm fortunate to live in a US city where malaria is not a problem. Even when I travel to tropical areas like my parents' home country of Panama where mosquitoes eat me alive, I'm not worried as malaria is no longer present in that part of the country. This is a stark contrast to my recent trip with Malaria No More UK to Ghana, West Africa, where malaria affects the entire population of 24 million people and is a leading cause of death amongst young children. The charity has released a short film today about my trip - I went to learn as much as I could about malaria and the work happening to make sure every home in the country has a mosquito net by the end of this year.

Maya Jupiter Finds a Music Community in L.A.

Voto Latino | Posted 04.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Honestly, I was shocked that there was actually a Latina rapper living in the country. I was literally one of a handful at the time.

2011 Workers Voice Awards Named, Signals Strong Year for Worker-Based Themes in Pop Culture

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Can a film about an immigrant father struggling to start a gardening business be a defining work of 2011? Yes. Who was best at amplifying workers' voi...

Aloe Blacc Discusses His Grand Scheme to Get Some Dollars

Brandon Deroche | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Deroche

If you could learn one thing about Aloe Blacc, learn that he's great at what he does -- music. On first listen, "I Need A Dollar" is instantly catchy, so it's no surprise the song keeps popping up in video games, on TV and of course the airwaves.

10 Things I Liked About 2010

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Albert Imperato

Ever the optimist, I decided that my last post of the year should be a tribute to the things, from Mahler to Freedom, that made the past year endurable, if not, at times, outright beautiful.

Your Weekend To-Do List: Pies, Bake Sales, & Mexican Cuisine

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Take a break from holiday shopping (or a mental break from all the holiday spirit) at one of this weekend's foodie events. Stop by Tender Greens in Sa...

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Wolf Parade, Caribou, Siren Music Festival, Konono No.1

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assign...