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America Is Still Singing Woody Guthrie's Songs

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Woody Guthrie, America's most revered troubadour for social justice, would be 103 years old if he were alive today. He was born on July 14, 1912. Although he died in 1967 at 55, his songs have endured.

WATCH: Husband and Wife Minister With Bruce Springsteen

HooplaHa | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

You may know a lot about your faith, but did you ever take the time to get to know your clergy leaders? Although we look to them for religious and s...

I Am Not a Sailor, I Am a Captain: Behind the Words of 'La Bamba'

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Many -- but not all -- Latino musicologists agree the name of the song relates to the Spanish word bambolear, roughly meaning "to shake." Beyond that, though, the oft-improvised lyrics run the gamut from a happy Mexican dance tune to tales of lamented love.

How Progressives Should Celebrate This July 4th

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Despite the conventional wisdom that patriotism means "my country -- right or wrong" and is best displayed by blind flag-waving, to many Americans patriotism means loyalty to a set of principles, and thus requires dissent and criticism when those in power violate those standards.

'The Cartel' A Conversation With Don Winslow

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Don Winslow is known to thriller lovers everywhere, especially after his extraordinary novel, Savages, which was made into a riveting film directed by Oliver Stone.

Lessons from My Grandmother, And Joe Franklin, In How to Be More Human

John Bredin | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
John Bredin

Despite her amazing "real life fairy tale" theatrical roots in America, my grandmother, who nurtured a lifelong dream to be a singer, never became famous. She did sing to me as a child, however, and, just as crucially, made space for me. Humane space.

Exposing Food Chain to Human Rights, via Music's Diplomats

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Hunger engulfs almost a billion of the globe's citizens but inadequate nutrition is an even broader epidemic that consumes millions of healthy lives, from the richest nations to the poorest subsistence farmers.

Dr. Orujyan Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Leverage Technology and Use the 'Internet of Things' to Innovate

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Ashley Jude Collie

Dr. Orujyan, who I count as a personal friend and a mutual source of inspiration, is an American immigrant success story that's still being told.

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Don McNay

June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.

Jersey Shore Staple Takes Final Bow

Alicia Cook | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Alicia Cook

It was the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and I was driving to the beach. As I neared the bridge, my eyes unconsciously ticked down to the time. As I closed in on my destination, I always checked the clock because the bridge opened every half hour for boats to pass and no one ever wanted to "catch" the bridge.

Bruce Springsteen Performs 'My Generation' With The Who

AP | By MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who conc...

Celebrities Whose Family Members Arrived at Ellis Island

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

It is estimated that nearly half of all Americans can trace their family history to at least one person who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1954, when Ellis Island was operating as an immigration station more than 12 million immigrants entered its halls.

Nils Lofgren: The Sun Hasn't Set on This Boy Yet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As I sat at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill in New York Monday evening watching Nils Lofgren do a stunning 90-minute solo show, I was hurtled 40 years back in time, when writing about rock'n'roll was as much a passion for me as writing about movies.

We Rise: A Chat with Devilskin, A Very Partridge Kickstarter, Plus Tom Levin and Zak Smith Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo credit: Bradley Garner A Conversation with Devilskin's Jennie Skulander, Nail, Paul Martin & Nic Martin Mike Ragogna: Hey Devilskin, you're a...

Another Way to Serve

Rob Taub | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Rob Taub

(John O'Connor [left] at a ceremony conducted at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.) Most of us have a story about 9/11 and John O'...

Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview with Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.

Memories of the Nassau Coliseum

Terry Lyons | Posted 06.14.2015 | Sports
Terry Lyons

My memories of a young, hard-hitting fan favorite, my "Spinner" Spencer, along with my fond memories of the Long Island's very own Islanders and Nets and the dump called the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, will live on forever.

Frank Sinatra: All or Nothing at All on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

But the premiere was a night for celebration, and not only for Sinatra. Turns out, director Alex Gibney, with his recently aired Going Clear, his film about the Church of Scientology, broke records for HBO. So after the 2-hour first half of Sinatra, a happy crowd filed into Porterhouse for Italian themed specialties of burrata caprese, filet mignon, spumoni and cannoli in abundance.

Is Rihanna Secretly in Love With the Boss?

Steve Matoren | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

Many people unfairly associate Springsteen only with the working man or a man's only musician -- that couldn't be further from the truth.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: To All the Guitar Players I've Loved Before

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

There was fantasy -- which brings on songs of longing, desire, passion. Although I am happily married and I am not looking for a tryst of any kind (any more), there's nothing wrong with fantasy. In fact, where creativity is concerned, there's everything right about it. 

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."

This Chart Proves The Sophomore Slump Is Real

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

No artist wants to fall into the sophomore slump, but even many of the best artists who have produced some of the best debut albums in history have st...

This Thing of Ours, Scandinavian Style: Netflix Series Lilyhammer Deserves Much More Attention Than It's Getting

Holly Cara Price | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I know many people who don't even own a television anymore and likely so do you. For the first time since TV was invented, one does not need to own one to watch great programming.

Just Around the Corner to the 15th Year of Light of Day

Holly Cara Price | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

This year, which is the fifteenth since the foundation was established, Light of Day has expanded to become a multi-genre, multi-venue, multi-continent extravaganza, which spans ten days in the New York-New Jersey area alone annually.

Book Excerpt: Softball, The Music Biz and the Me Decade

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Books
Michael Sigman

This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Field Notes from a Music Biz Life.