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Art Drives Activism: One Musician's Response to Charleston

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Media
Sheila Moeschen

In the wake of unspeakable terror, unthinkable violence, I am grateful for the way musicians allow themselves to feel called to put in a pin in the hustle for a livelihood and, instead, turn their gifts into opportunities to shift thought and make meaning out of what is unfathomable.

The Last Father's Day Gift I Gave My Dad -- An Excerpt From the Forthcoming book: Let Me Out (A Practical Guide for Bringing Your Ideas to Life)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

Love can make you a more creative person. Understand that when I use the term creative, I don't mean that you'll suddenly have mastery of any partic...

What Was Better? The 1960s Or 1970s?

Perry Block | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Perry Block

When you think about it, the 1970s weren't as bad as those of us who tend to prefer the 1960s often like to say. There was unquestionably some good entertainment and some good times, even if we didn't like the clothes we were wearing.

'Let Me Die in His Footsteps': A Conversation With Lori Roy

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Let Me Die In His Footsteps, Roy's new novel, set in a 1952 Kentucky town, concerns Annie Holleran, a 15 year old girl who has an uncanny sense of knowing how things will turn out before they've played themselves through.

It's Been Nearly 50 Years Since Bob Dylan Went Electric

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — This year's Newport Folk Festival plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 year...

You Just Kinda Wasted My Precious Time: Dylan's Cold Apperance on Letterman a Let-Down

Lauren Daley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

If my dad or mom calls me after 11 p.m., my first thought is not emergency, but that one of them just found either Bob Dylan or Neil Young on TV. We Daleys are a proud Dylan-and-Young-loving people.

He Was a Friend of Mine: Jack Slater

Eric Trules | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Trules

"Friend" is a word I value. I don't use it lightly. As in "Facebook friend." The word has more respect about it than that. At its core, it resonates w...

The Zeitgeist

Francis Levy | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Zeitgeist is like a person who walks into a room and feels totally at home. "Zeit" in German is time and "Geist" is spirit. So the words literally means "spirit of the time."

My New Neighbor Whitney Has Replaced the Cow

Alice Carey | Posted 05.12.2015 | New York
Alice Carey

I've just come back from visiting my new neighbor, the Whitney Museum smack there on the river, just a few blocks from where I've lived my whole grown up life.

The Meaning of Life: Be of Service to Others

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Larry Dvoskin

Here is a wonderful, heartwarming story of how a friend and I helped to be of service to someone who died long ago, to get his music out from beyond the grave and thus fulfill a piece of our own destinies.

The Traveling Kind: Chatting With Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Plus The Charlie Hunter Trio, SLV and MIRK Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Emmylou, The Traveling Kind is your second collaboration with Rodney Crowell following Old Yellow Moon. What was it that brought you back together to do this second album?

Judy Collins at the Café Carlyle: A Master at Work

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Beginning with her first song, "Open the Door", Judy Collins had her audience at the Café Carlyle on the opening night of her two-week run in thrall. A performer for 56 years, her crystalline sound, whether she's accompanying herself on acoustic guitar or at piano, rang clear.

Minnesota Music!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota has a long and storied history of music making. From the Hutchinson Family Singers during the Civil War to the Andrews Sisters in World War ...

Presenting Rock Impressario Bill Graham

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The legendary rock impresario Bill Graham was not a particularly observant Jew. There is nothing specifically Jewish about the bands he worked with, such as the Grateful Dead or the Rolling Stones, or the venues in which he produced concerts, such as at the Fillmore (East and West) and Winterland arenas.

Art Kane: Every Picture Tells a Story

Tom Semioli | Posted 06.13.2015 | Books
Tom Semioli

I'll never meet Art Kane, but I think if I had the chance to tell him what his pictures mean to me, and that I never knew his name or how he did what he did -- he would be most flattered.

Requiem for a Secret Love

LGBT News | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
LGBT News

Having literally gone from a 16-year-old high school student to the "It's My Party" pop sensation overnight, Ms. Gore, who very recently died of lung cancer, not only knew what it meant to be among the very first commercially successful female pop stars in the 60s, but also understood what it meant to be gay during a relatively intolerant and highly homophobic era.

Meditation Myth Number 2: 'It's Too Noisy'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Once you give up your old, futile efforts to shush the world, you'll find it very liberating. Now you're free to kick back and enjoy just being (aka "meditate") in subways, in office cubicles... in the actual world rather than in a fantasy silent world that will never exist.

Bob Dylan as America: Knausgaard in Duluth

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The music of America is alive and well, on stage in the hands of the master of the selfless self, the king of the not-one's-one. I'd like to invite Knausgaard to the show, the next time he's here for a visit.

60 Isn't What It Used To Be!

Roz Warren | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I' m 60. I could pass for younger. But why should I? I'd rather be honest than coy about my age. But while I'd never claim to be younger than I am, in my little AARP-aged heart I don't FEEL that old.

Love Is the Law

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Byrd

On this day in 1843, Kierkegaard published his first book, the voluminous double volume "Either/Or." It was an epic argument for something beyond the law of identity.

Hot 'Effing' Tuna Takes the Beacon Theater By Storm

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Bill_Robinson

It's often been said, "There's nothing like a Grateful Dead concert." While that's certainly true, there is also nothing like a Hot Tuna concert. Unlike Dead Heads, Tuna Fans tend to be more rowdy and aggressive, less "Peace and Love, man" and more likely to scream out "Hot Fuckin Tuna" to regularly startle everybody.

David Carr, the Origins of Genius, and Sad Legacy of Brian Williams, aka Mr. Vanilla...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Paul LaRosa

At the risk of stating the obvious, we're all the sum total of our experiences and those experiences make us who we are. Later on, you cannot relive your life to make it more interesting.

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."

Notes on "Artistry" and Award Shows

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I love music so much; that I don't see what good comes from choosing one cultural export as the song that defined our year 2014. The investigation of the word "artistry" is the only good thing to emerge from this media blip.

The Triumph of Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night'

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Good God! After all these years and all those albums, Bob Dylan still retains the power to surprise us and reinvent himself with his music.