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Composer Steve Barta Releases CD and LP - 'Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Released July 15 on vinyl LP and CD formats, Symphonic Arrangement: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio is a breakthrough recording and a dream fulfilled. The Suite part comes from composer Claude Bolling in 1973.

Pianist Jeffrey Biegel - New Recordings Include a Revitalized Classic on Vinyl LP

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Jeffrey Biegel is one of the busiest and most versatile pianists around. A Steinway Artist, he is both fiery champion of the classical repertoire and top pick among today's classical composers to debut their work.

Love Is Blind. Until You See Your Ex Again!

Marlon Regis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts
Marlon Regis

News Flash: love is still our strongest emotion! How I Became The Bomb capture this on their song, "Ulay, Oh."

White Party Headliner Natalie La Rose: Rapper Flo Rida Pushes Me to Perfection

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

With her debut single "Somebody" having recently cracked the Billboard Top 10, things are looking up for singer Natalie La Rose. However, the multi-talented performer recalls many times she thought about giving up on her dreams.

Peaked at #11: Iconic Pop Hits That Missed the Top 10 by One Notch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Considered by many in the music industry to be the most frustrating place on the charts for a pop single to peak, I have always been fascinated with songs that made their home at #11.

What's Up With the Single?:Album Sales and the Malleability of the Promotional Song

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

The power residing in the single is malleable. Perhaps the time has come for musicians and label executives to begin treating singles and albums as two separate entities.

How the Top 10 Songs of 2014 Prepared Us for the New Year

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment
Ingrid Vasquez

Here are 10 things to keep in mind while setting your goals, ambitions, and dreams for the year, provided by the Billboard Top 10 Hot 100 Songs of 2014.

The Most Decade-Specific Words In Billboard Popular Songs

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

If u ever needed, like, proof that the English language is f--ked, ya need look no further than this chart thang. Put together by David Taylor of P...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Officially A Pop Star

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence is officially a pop star, whether she likes it or not. Her hit song from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "The Hanging Tree,...

America's New Hip-Hop King Lecrae claims: My Music Is Not Christian, But I Am

The Atlantic | EMMA GREEN | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

At the end of September, Lecrae became the first-ever artist to land an album at the top of both the Billboard 200 and the gospel charts simultaneousl...

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 2

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If some of these are unfamiliar, take a listen -- they might just change your life for the better as they did mine twenty some years ago.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 1

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Today, many of these tracks have fallen into obscurity, but they deserve another listen, as they still sound incredible. In alphabetical order, here are my picks for the 90's best singles that missed the Top 50 (with accompanying video links).

Country Music and the Rise of the Binge-Drinking Bro

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick R. Krill

Spend an hour listening to any country music station these days and you may quickly notice that most songs make at least some reference to booze. Currently more than 10 percent of the top country songs contain drinking references in the title alone.

Woodstock Nation Should Open Their Minds and Listen to Today's Rock Music Artists

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment
Larry Atkins

As a 53-year-old who grew up listening to classic rock albums and radio stations and going to many concerts, I can attest that rock is alive, even though it's not the dominant genre anymore.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Officially Kills 'Frozen'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Comedy

On Monday's "Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon took a look at what songs are burning up the charts (and more importantly, which ones are rounding out the bo...

Coldplay Is The New Beyonce? Sorry, Internet

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment

Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and became the highest-selling debut album since Beyonce's surprise self-titled...

Neon Hitch: Unique Childhood Connects Me to Gay Community

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.15.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Hitch says LGBT pride shows are among her favorites -- and, thusly, she's anxious to perform Friday, May 23, at California's Great America Pride Night 2014.

Lindsey Stirling: The Phenom with the Violin

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marcus T. Wright

Nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the same category as Lady Gaga and Daft Punk. Shined in a harmonious duet with John Legend. Closing in on 4....

Imagine Dragons Break Billboard Record

Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment

When we talk about topping Billboard charts, names like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, The Beatles and Madonna usually come to mind. Now, relative new...

The Best '80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Pt. 2)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

These 1980s pop singles should've ruled the charts -- or at least dented the Top 40, but for whatever reasons did not. But charts be damned, I'll love them forever.

Can You Pick Out These Artists' First No. 1 Hits?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment

It's been 28 years since Whitney Houston first climbed her way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Saving All My Love for You" hit No. 1 on Oc...

17 Sibling Bands Who Topped The Billboard Charts

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

It looks like the sister-band Haim could be onto something here. The trio stole the top spot on the U.K. charts from Justin Timberlake, with their alb...

Billboard's Music Video Problem

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

While the "controversial" music video have been around since the beginning of the music video era, these videos are now become even more influential.

Can Feminist Women Love Eminem? Absolutely

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

A close look at Eminem's work is required for understanding our present moment and the rising war on women -- because he both preceded and prophesied it.

Is Lady Gaga Over?

Kyle McMahon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Kyle McMahon

Are the critics right? Has Lady Gaga's time as a polarizing and powerful pop force come to an end? The fact that they are still talking about her means she isn't going anywhere anytime soon.