I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways.
I'm OK with giving money to candidates, and I have made a couple of nominal contributions of my own to Hillary's campaign. What I'm not OK with is when a politician attempts to rally support by aligning with a celebrity who is incongruous to my needs and wants as a voter.
Celebrities and public figures are often thought of as "untouchable." If you're lucky, you'll run into one at the airport or a restaurant and get an autograph or selfie with them.
Marvel braded characters fed into the Disney's marketing machine have produced huge returns for the Mouse House. Since Disney acquired Marvel in 2009, the 10 films that have been released have grossed over $7 billion in box office revenue. Of course, films are only the starting point of Disney's revenue streams.
As a guest of the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) at the prestigious Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final, I was invited to interview a DJ superstar, the "other" king of the turf.
One random #tbt post revealed a milestone moment to my sister, triggered a trip down memory lane and gave us anecdotes we had never heard about our mother.
I'm pleased to consistently see Alzheimer's appearing on various television shows, hear segments about it on the radio and am happy it's becoming a mainstream topic. I'm beyond proud that Remember Me came into the world at this time of realization.
Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.
Had Meeks been launched into public consciousness as a model, would anyone have noticed him more than we notice other mannequins with flawless skin and impossible cheekbones? The tattoos gave him a boost. The mugshot setting sold him. Crime didn't pay, but it made him a star.
Witness Candi Staton as heard on her latest album Life Happens (Beracah Records). Her overall influence on popular music is incalculable. The artist who Frank Sinatra referred to as "the only true genius in show business" once bestowed upon Ms. Staton the title of "Female Ray Charles" a few decades ago.
"Ask me how I'm doin? I'm doin alright. I will remain alright. Cause this is up to ME," said Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, whose soulful set was quite alright with a huge audience as she closed out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Friday night.
The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when folks make resolutions -- often to get into better shape -- and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.
A close look at Eminem's work is required for understanding our present moment and the rising war on women -- because he both preceded and prophesied it.
Miami radio stations, please stop all the nip and tuck propaganda before I nip and tuck into another form of musical pleasure.
Although some parts of the country are still experiencing the last grunt of winter chills, here in L.A. we are seeing more "colorful" effects.
The new album Night combines the talents of pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt on which they explore folk, rock and classical music.