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Carole King

First Nighter: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is Beautiful Where It Counts

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Before we get to what's wrong with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim, let's establish what's so right that it instantly joins the ranks of irresistible jukebox tuners Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical and Mamma Mia.

Beautiful Lives Up to Its Name on Broadway

Danny Groner | Posted 03.14.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

What makes Beautiful, the new Broadway musical covering the rise of Carole King's music career, is all of the little details that come together so bri...

A Star Is Torn

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new productions look at artists in the midst of their creative process as they work on honing their craft. In each case, the audience watches an individual follow an uncharted path.

The Stories Behind The Broadway Stars Playing Pop Music Legends

Karu F. Daniels, Playbill Magazine | Posted 12.06.2013 | Black Voices

Playbill.com chats with Valisia LeKae, Jessie Mueller and NaTasha Yvette Williams about taking on the roles of iconic women on the Broadway stage....

First Nighter: Bacharach Revue Awkwardly Asks 'What's It All About?' -- Steve Tyrell Smoothly Answers

David Finkle | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Truth is, Tyrell's effortlessly infallible phrasing has the effect of making what he does appealingly conversational. The emotion he's experiencing is a component of his seemingly off-handed -- smile-smile-smile -- style. Let's just say he's singing for all generations.

Lou Adler: Low Key, Lucky and Very Cool

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The house itself didn't seem like much. It is, in fact, the office of legendary music producer Lou Adler, and its lack of pretention is, I discovered, much like Adler himself: down-to-earth, casual and extremely cool.

Reissue Roundup 1: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon and James Taylor, Plus "Astro Raph's Gangsta Sweep"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Gotta love this time of year. Some of the finest projects involving some of our greatest classic artists in every genre are strategically positioned in the marketplace trying to take advantage of what might be the last hurrah for music's brick and mortar releases.

Curtis M. Wong

Star Of Anticipated New Broadway Musical Gets Personal

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.02.2013 | New York

Jarrod Spector doesn’t mind being typecast and, more specifically, he isn't fazed if audiences still think of him as Frankie Valli. The actor, who p...

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical Opens in San Francisco

Erika Milvy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Erika Milvy

Premiering in San Francisco before its January New York opening, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, is yet another Juke box musical. But unlike other recent musical biographies about musical careers, the Carole King story is really about music making.

Carole King Urges People to Join the Chorus for Clean Power

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

People know Carole as one of the most successful and beloved songwriters in pop music history and incredible performer as well. But Carole has matched her passion for music with a fierce commitment to protecting America's wildlands.

Demand Clean Power

Carole King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carole King

I don't understand how men and women who want the best for their children and grandchildren can be so blind to the consequences of their actions. There is nowhere to hide from global warming.

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

Girl Group Sound Spectacular Comes to BB King's This Weekend

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Two years ago a remarkable event took place at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. In partnership with the Ponderosa Stomp, the summer series presented an en...

Conversations with Gloria Estefan, Julian Lennon and Emmy Wildwood, A Wacky Chat with Tom Ruprecht, Plus a Jessta James Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

Independent Scientists, American Public, Members of Congress and Celebrities to BLM: Reform Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

This is a pivotal moment in the fight to save wild horses and burros in the West. Science is now firmly on the side of those who want the wild horses managed in the wild, not removed en masse from their homes on the range.

Carole King and The Sisterhood of Natural Women

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

My women friends have sustained me over the years; our sorrows, joys, disappointments and day-to-day challenges so often intertwined. King's music embodies our collective journey.

LOOK: Music Legends Honored At Berklee Commencement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.13.2013 | College

The Berklee College of Music celebrated music legends Willie Nelson, Carole King and Annie Lennox during its commencement at the Boston school on Satu...

After Searching to Find Herself, Heather Maloney Finally Arrives

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

One of the joys about covering music in my spare time is hearing a singer-songwriter or band for the first time, not having any preconceived notions o...

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

The Soundtrack Of My Life

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

Songs bring back memories to me more vividly than photos ever have. In many ways, my iPod is my scrapbook. Pictures may show me I was there, but songs make me remember what it felt like.

Micky Dolenz: The Man, the Myth, the Monkee... and Me

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?

Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Aung San Suu Kyi's Advice for Parents

Barbara Becker | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Barbara Becker

"To all the parents in the room -- really, this is important for everyone -- any child who feels they have been truly loved, even by just one person, will develop tremendous confidence."

Allison Williams To Play Carly Simon?

Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment

Allison Williams could be going from "Girls" to "Girls Like Us." According to Variety, "Girls Like Us," based on Sheila Weller's book, is picking up s...