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Chats With Nick Hexum, Chris Thile and Cage The Elephant's Matt Shultz, Plus Exclusives from NCIS's Michael Weatherly, Stükenberg and Geoffrey The Giant

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"This is my first solo album. I've guest spotted on a couple of bands, I sang songs with the bands The Urge and Sugar Ray a really long time ago, so this is the first solo outing of my own."

Mindfulness, Music Appreciation and Empathy

Patrick Groneman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

Music is a language of energy, a "vibe" of emotions and joy. It speaks to our core desires and feelings. It spans language barriers and political borders, making it a powerful means through which humans can connect.

Ray Manzarek: A Friend's Tribute

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Lauren Cahn

When I heard that Ray Manzarek had died, I immediately grabbed my iPod and clicked on The Doors' "Riders on the Storm." I listened as the sound of rain transformed into Manzarek's cascading keyboards.

Van Buuren and Bach on a Rave

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

I discovered trance by accident. I was at a bar with some friends, and "Intense" came on. The violin caught my attention, and it suddenly hit me: This is the structure of a baroque concerto. Bach's music and van Buuren's trance compositions are essentially the same thing.

Truth to the Music: An Interview with Trevor Pinnock

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

By trying to create a sound that was true to the composer's original intentions, these musicians had created something entirely new.

Two New Books Testify to the Power of Music

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

Two new books share an important attribute -- an unshakable belief that Bach, Mozart and Schubert elevate the human spirit and have the power to comfort us, to inspire us and to overcome even the greatest challenges.

Lucas Kavner

Will A Computer Program Be The Next Beethoven?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

A player piano isn't really impressive anymore, unless you're a little kid seeing one for the first time, and then it's kind of like magic. But imagin...

Bedtime Music: 10 Soothing Classical Pieces For Kids Of Any Age

Robert Greenberg | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Robert Greenberg

It's a moment that calls for some music, something that will calm, edify, enthrall, engage, distract and transport the little darlings to sleepy-land, so that the adults might move off to an appropriately distant room and watch Game of Thrones.

How To Love The Pipe Organ

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

The pipe organ has always been an evolving beast, a breathing mechanical thing that has only gotten smarter with time. Once again it emerges as "The King of Instruments," and Christopher Houlihan is its youngest and most promising interpreter.

Was Bach The Original DJ?

Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

Last week in honor of Bach's birthday NPR declared it "Goldberg Week", honoring the enthralling and eternally puzzling Goldberg Variations. The Va...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Haiku Reviews: From Braque To Bach

Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a biweekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradit...

A Calming Visualization Of Bach's First Cello Suite

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Imagine Bach's first Cello Suite as a series of white dots circling and plucking white lines. Now watch it. Using the math behind string length an...

The Lesser Basilica

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Many Havanans have found, in these newly reconstructed sites, a place for strolling, taking their children, sitting in the shade of a bougainvillea. What was, a few decades ago, a neighborhood in ruins, today is a true island of comfort and beauty.

Are You Draining Your Nest Egg to Stay Afloat on an Underwater Mortgage?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If you are one of those seriously delinquent homeowners, or one who is draining your nest egg or tapping home equity to make the mortgage payments, is there a way to hang on long enough?

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

Transgendered In The Music Business

Baltimore Sun | Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

On a YouTube video, Tona Brown is first seen playing some Bach on the violin. Then she breaks into song, delivering "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in a full-t...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Maybe Classical Music Isn't Dying

Howard Kissel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Some time ago, while looking at old newspapers from 1954 in the morgue of the Daily News, I spotted, next to the article I needed, a tiny item telling...

PHOTOS: Pollock, Politics And Prostitutes: Haiku Reviews

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Mozart, Nazis, Kings & Queens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Haiku Reviews: Steve Jobs' Ecstasy To San Francisco Symphony | LA, Berkeley, SF

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Haiku Reviews: From Classical Bach To Contemporary Mexican Murals | Los Angeles, Dresden, Long Beach

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature in which invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradi...

Who Is The Greatest Classical Composer Of All Time?

nytimes.com | ANTHONY TOMMASINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

YOU know that a new year has truly arrived when critics stop issuing all those lists of the best films, books, plays, recordings and whatever of the y...

The LA Phil Plays With Fire -- in Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

One can hear the flickering flames depicted in the oft-performed and thoroughly charming overture, far and away the most developed movement in the score.

The International Street Cannibals' Spicy Chamber Music

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter Christian Hall

I was expecting something unpredictable early in 2007, when I made my way to Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn to watch the iconoclastic classical musicians and composers known as the International Street Cannibals mix it up with some young boxers.