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Beth Hart: 'Beating Addiction Feels Like Surviving a Plane Crash'

FaceCulture | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment
FaceCulture

The past few years have been highly productive for American singer Beth Hart. With Fire On The Floor she's releasing her second album in as many years...

On Business & The Blues

Ben Evans | Posted 10.10.2016 | Arts
Ben Evans

Art and thought have long been adversaries of convention. When practiced with intention, both can call into question the moral legitimacy of social and economic norms kept (largely) in place to preserve the comfort of a few.

Ol' Man River, Neo-Liberalism and the Politics of Race

Eli Zaretsky | Posted 10.08.2016 | Black Voices
Eli Zaretsky

Ryan Speedo Green, a thirty-year old African-American Bass-Baritone who stars at the Metropolitan Opera, was born in a poor home in southeastern Virgi...

Swedish Crooner Buster Moe Is the Newest Face of Modern Soul Music

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Deep from the bowels of his body and soul emerges the velvety voice of Buster Moe. Though young in age at a spritely 24-years-old, there is an innate ...

I Hear America Singing (Sometimes It's the Blues)

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News
Paula Gordon

I heard America singing on Sunday night. Bluesman extraordinaire* Buddy Guy's music rang like the flip-side of Walt Whitman's famous poem. Whitman i...

Bonnie Raitt Just Keeps Getting Better

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Entertainment
Harvey Wasserman

Only so long you can keep this charade Before they wake up and see they've been played Too many people with their livin' at stake Ain't gonna take it....

Getting Down And Dirty (UGH, Pun Intended) With POTUS' Playlist

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Serge Leshchuk

I listened to it, and I didn't throw up. I need a medal. But since breaking down summer playlists is a thing , let's break it down.

1 Minute Till Showtime: Warren Haynes

FaceCulture | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
FaceCulture

Warren Haynes played Cloud Nine in TivoliVredenburg on July 17th, 2016. For our series '1 minute till showtime' we filmed the last minutes before Warr...

Professor Longhair and the Genius of American Synthesis

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Marty Lipp

As the rhythms roll and tumble across the piano keyboard, sometimes it seems the world comes together in the hands of Henry Roeland Byrd, better known...

Keb' Mo': From Behind The Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

"I had been playing since I was twelve years old, but I didn't have that ah-ha moment until I was thirty-nine. The good thing is, I still got a good amount of life left."

Nashville-Based Musician Adia Victoria Set To Play PJ's Lager House in Detroit, Talks of Her Beginnings and Influences

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.17.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Adia Victoria is becoming of new face around the music world with a sound that pulls from jazz, country, blues, and rock, but doesn't commit to any si...

Notes on Diamanda Galás At St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

We were in the company of God below the soaring arches of St. Thomas The Apostle Church in Harlem, New York City the other night.

New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 'When Doves Sing Not Cry'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.

I Don't Care...Well, Then, You Are a Complete M-O-R-O-N

Kelly Hager | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Kelly Hager

I am so grateful for the way my life is going and the people that surround me. My teams are truly amazing and we all really care about each other. When I say we care, I truly mean it! We are all paddling the boat the same direction and that group spirit and momentum gets the job done.

Feel So Bad, So Good: Blues/Soul Singer Julie Rhodes at The Lizard Lounge

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

Julie Rhodes wants to make you feel bad in the best possible way. The crowd sandwiched into The Lizard Lounge, one of Boston's storied, shaggy music v...

New Artist Reviews: Björn and the Sun

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The American South has always been a rich source of musical talent throughout history. Classic rock, jazz, blues, country, bluegrass, and soul are all threads of the south's sonic tapestry.

My Introduction To Eryn Allen Kane

Craig Carpenter | Posted 03.23.2016 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

There's a famous Supreme Court opinion written by Justice Potter Stewart which contains the phrase, "I know it when I see it." Without getting into the specifics of that case, the phrase itself is appropriate to describe the feeling I had when I first heard, and even more so, when I first saw Eryn Allen Kane.

Eric 'Slowhand' Clapton

Battersby Duo | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

Clapton has received respect from both rockers and blues players. He's broken racial stereotypes and is equally loved by both genders. He's overcome personal pain, beyond what most people could bear, and turned all that emotional roughage into hit songs.

The City In Focus: Glen Park Bluesman

Mark Coggins | Posted 02.17.2016 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

Image Copyright (c) Mark Coggins, 2015 Bluesman playing at the BART Station in Glen Park. The City in Focus features regular posts of San Francisco ...

Folk Alliance: Lomax Challenge Videos

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Peggy Seeger at the Lomax Challenge. Photo by Stephen Winick. Last year, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (where I work) cel...

Americana Blues Meets Italian Jazz: Chris Rundle Band's Debut Album, Cave Sessions

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jeff Biggers

With an infectious rolling groove led by the double bass, British bluesman Chris Rundle eases into Ray Bonneville's "Under the Bridge" with a natural and deceptively effortless sound on his debut album, "Cave Sessions."

Best New Music

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 02.03.2016 | Arts
Christina Oxenberg

Last Friday night at 10 p.m. I made my way to the Green Parrot. I was advised to go hear a band by the name of Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band (ple...

It's Awards Season, Where Are the People of Color, Where Is the Syncretism?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

My personal experience working in theater, film and television is that evolution and integration are happening, are ongoing. I experienced this on a greater level this past year in film and television than in theater.

Musician Pierce Fulton On His First Headlining Tour

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I love listening to positive stories about people making a living at their passion. Pierce Fulton is just the guy I needed to hear from while waiting with baited breath for a weekend snowstorm here in New York. Plus, Pierce is really adorable.

The Best Blushes For Winter, Based On Your Skin Tone

Glamour | Posted 01.08.2016 | Style
Glamour

By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour If there's a best time of year for appreciating blush, it's right now. Nothing takes the edge off those mean win...