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Movie Review: Ricki and the Flash -- Eternal Lounge Act

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash is one of those near-misses that feels as though a lot of discussion went into the rationale behind every wrong-headed decision. 

Conversation With George Clinton

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

For few hours I allowed myself to be an insufferable fanboy instead of my default Mr. Cool disposition when the opportunity to interview George Clinton came up. I've been listening to George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic since I was 15 or something. We mostly talk about music and drugs. What more could you want?

Cream of the Dream Crop: One Last Chance to See Jack Bruce

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The blues, jazz and rock worlds all mourned when the innovative multi-instrumentalist who confidently knew how to write and carry a tune died of liver disease on October 25.

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

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.

Dog Ears Music: Born in April Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Charles Mingus, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Artur Schnabel, Bessie Smith and more.