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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...

The Unspoken Effect of a High-Risk Pregnancy

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

You feel like it's all your fault. You feel like your body is failing. So that means you are failing. The reality is, a high-risk pregnancy can happen to anyone. At any time. You didn't do anything wrong. You didn't cause this and you certainly aren't failing.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Joe Bonamassa: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

As a fan of blues music, I tend to gravitate toward the old masters. But as I started to listen to more of the contemporary guitar virtuosos, I could see that some, like Joe Bonamassa, are taking the genre of blues music and kicking it up a notch.

G. Love: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Garrett Dutton, a.k.a. G. Love has been out hustlin' his unique blend of hip-hop inspired blues music for over twenty years with his band Special Sauce. I caught up with G fresh off his recent tour to talk about his career, his appreciation for the arts, and his newest CD Loves Saves the Day.

Prosecuting Death Penalty Executioners?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should those imposing the death penalty be prosecuted for grave violations of international humanitarian law? Too many states, from Iran, Saudi Arabia, China to the US, still execute persons, and frequently for crimes that under international law are not considered "most serious crimes."

Eat and Drink to End Hunger: A Weekend of Culinary Delight at NYCWFF

Jane Seo | Posted 10.19.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

What is every foodie's favorite event of the year? No, this is not a tricky question, but one with a rather straightforward answer: New York City Wine...

New Artist Reviews: Elessar Thiessen

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Canadian singer-songwriter Elessar Thiessen is a reflection of the synthesis of blues guitar licks fused with modern pop rock. With a safe and mainstream style similar to that of John Mayer or Jack Johnson, Thiessen is a talented musician who began his musical journey at the age of eight.

Why You Need to Tick the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Off Your Bucket List

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

The box canyon of Telluride in Colorado was surely made by unicorns who clicked their golden hooved heels and created a natural amphitheatre straight from a kids picture book with mountain peaks that thrust skyward protecting the town below with daily alpenglow and rainbows.

Bluesin' the Gospel

Greg Carey | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Greg Carey

Despite its essential role in opening the way to other musical forms, the blues remains a bit of a niche genre. I remember touring the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, where the blues were presented, along with bluegrass and gospel, as a precursor to rock.

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Doe Paoro to Release After, an Enlightened Reconstruction of Time and Travel

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Doe Paoro drew from these notions as she created After, the follow-up to her 2012 debut album Slow To Love, which Paoro wrote in an isolated cabin close to her hometown of Syracuse, New York.