iOS app Android app

Burt Bacharach

Young Vocalist/Composer Cécile McLorin Salvant Plays Jazz on Her Own Terms--From Eclectic Styles to Feminist Backlash

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, August 31, 2016 For the dynamic and creative jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant to be largely unaware tha...

Writing To My Bad Beat

Sue Carswell | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

Recently I was let go of a project I was working on and it's a killer for me. My eyes are all wet and I'm trying to assuage my tears with Burt Bacharach songs. "Lord we don't need another mountain," as one of his song goes. God, I feel like it's me against the Alps.

Broadway Superstars Sing Stirring Tribute To Orlando Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts

Broadway's biggest names came together to sing an emotional tribute to the victims of the Orlando shootings. A veritable who's who of stage stars unit...

A Life in Song: A Conversation with Burt Bacharach

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a certain astonishment on my part that we've gone through so many cycles of what's in, what's popular--and not in a healthy way, the way the record business is now."

Stone Temple Pilots and Their Search for a New Lead Singer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

It's the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to be the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, the legendary, award-winning rock band, responsible f...

The Metropolitan Room of Ageless Art

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.

Remembering the Carpenters: A My Music Presentation and Paul Williams Interview, Plus a Christmas Chat with Plácido Domingo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The TV presentation and DVD Close To You: Remembering the Carpenters is a poignant musical portrait of Richard Carpenter and his late sister, Karen that airs on Public Television stations nationwide this Saturday, December 5th, with encore telecasts throughout the month.

First Nighter: Kathleen Chalfant Convincing as 'Rose' of the Kennedys, Steven Sater's Tedious 'New York Animals' With Burt Bacharach Tunes

David Finkle | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Jo Lambert is the reason to see New York Animals, the Steven Sater play, at New Ohio Theatre, with songs by Burt Bacharach and Slater. I'm not convinced, however, that it's a good enough reason.

Adele -- A Modern Day Pop Music Miracle

Donnie Demers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

Adele is a single rose in a field of weeds... her existence is a miracle... and who doesn't love a miracle?

Miles Davis At Newport: Chats with George Wein, David Benoit and Stevie Holland, Plus Fireships, Labor Camp and Delta Deep Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

George, you're associated with the creation of the new box set Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975. What was it like for you the first time you saw him at Newport?

Boys Will Be Boys

George Heymont | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

What gives some musicals longevity and makes others fade from popular culture? No doubt, the demands for a viable book, an impressive score, and a high entertainment quotient are important.

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 Soundtrack Of My Life: Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer.

Why Dionne Warwick 'Feels So Good' At Age 73

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

Dionne Warwick has been dazzling us as a musical ingenue for more than five decades. Next month she turns 74 and shows no signs of slowing down. She says the best part of getting older is waking up every morning, putting one food in front of the other and being able to say, 'I made another one.'

Why Barry Manilow Was Intimidated To Work With This Iconic Singer

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty

Barry Manilow has worked as a producer for a slew of A-list acts and is a music superstar in his own right, so it takes a lot to intimidate him -- but...

The Experimental Genius of Gerry Goffin

David Galenson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

I knew who sang the songs, so of course I knew who Bob Dylan was, and the Beatles. But I didn't know writers who didn't sing, so I didn't know who Gerry Goffin and Carole King were.

Stage Door: Beautiful, What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The music of the '60s and '70s is having a revival -- on stage. Two legendary composers from the time, Carole King and Burt Bacharach, are getting their theatrical due.

Sy Smith: Just the Thought of You

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Hands down, it was the most dazzling performance by a female vocalist during the Symphony's 2013 Season.

Wise Up Ghost: A Conversation with Elvis Costello, Chatting with Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun and Charlie Faye, Plus The Appleseed Collective's "Pumpkin Pie" Exclusive & Recipe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If we had the opportunity to play together, it seemed like there would be a lot of possibilities. The way they approached playing the songs, whether they were old or new, and each time I went to the show, it was a different agenda."

Not Your Father's Smooth Jazz II: Conversations with Earl Klugh, David Sanborn, Jonathan Butler and Euge Groove, Plus a Bo-Keys Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2013-11-08-ragogssanborn118.jpg

Paris Nights, Soul Fighting and Foot Excitement: Conversations with Christopher Cross, Jonny Lang and Tommy Keene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."

The Melodies Linger On (Part II)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked my pop-music-obsessed friends to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years I overbooked, assuming that a fair number would have bette...

The Melodies Linger On (Part I)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Jan Swafford's slate.com essay "The Most Beautiful Melody in the World" inspired me to ask my most popular-music-obsessed friends to name their favori...

Nilsson Still, Son! Chatting with Jimmy Webb on Harry Nilsson, Plus Catching Up with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think now is a great time to go back and take another look at Harry, in light of what we know about all the drug use and all the crazy stuff that we were all into and that he seemed to gravitate towards. He reveled in offending people, to be honest with you. It didn't bother him too much."

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.