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Actions Speak Louder Than Notes! Piano Prodigy Turns Sights on Philanthropy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Not long ago, I was walking out of the Unitarian Church I attend in Princeton. From the chapel I could hear faint notes of beautiful music, piquing my...

Love and Life Lessons From an 80s Rock Band

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Although I'm a 41-year-old woman, thoughts of lead vocalist Joe Elliot belting out tunes about wine, war and wanton desire left me giddy inside. Suddenly, I found myself in a state of flux. In one hand I held an invitation to return to my 1980s youth and in the other, I held the electric bill.

Taylor Swift 1, Prudence Nil...

Dan Duffy | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

Taylor Swift came to town. As catchy as I find one of her songs (see: Blank Space), I'm a 43-year-old dad with two boys; Ms. Swift is really not in my...

It's a Perfect Summer

Brad Puet | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Puet

It's a Perfect Summer: An Interview with Quino of Big Mountain The Big Mountain in the 1990's took the world by storm with their reggae music. With h...

Mommy in the Mosh Pit: The Sequel

Holley Perry | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents
Holley Perry

People may look sweet, but they aren't. These same girls that could have been my daughter are also vicious fangirls. I saw a mob of girls trying to touch the singer for a band. They were relentless. They swarmed him until he disappeared into the fangirl vortex.

Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I was born in Chicago in 1965. That is both a fact and a play on the song Born in Chicago by the Paul Butterfield Blues band. Being born at that time and place, I fell in love with the sound of rock and roll at an early age.

In Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour, Expect the Unexpected

TueNight | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment

Where were you when you first heard Madonna? It's a question that pop fans who devoured the offerings put forth by MTV and top-40 radio during the Eighties and Nineties can probably answer without thinking.

A Grown-Up's Guide To The Best Music Festivals Of 2015

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liz Logan    Therese Carlson, 57, had never been to a music festival before last summer, when she atte...

An Almost Deadhead Demands One More Show

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, stop unpacking. Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, put your instruments back on the truck. Cease counting the millions you made from your supposedly final Grateful Dead shows in Chicago this past weekend.

Musical Acts Announced for 2015 Illinois State Fair

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois State Fair is only a few months away, and organizers already are getting Illinoisans excited for some of the musical acts. If you're a fan of country or classic rock, you'll definitely want to check it out.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How then 24 year-old Sameer Mehta Sold His First Startup to Mark Cuban then Cofounded His Second Startup with Blake Griffin and Kevin Love

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Not many people, let alone college students, would go out of their way to cold-email more than 100 seasoned entrepreneurs and investors asking for feedback on their startup.

Can Classical Music Be Cool?

Karim Hakimzadeh | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Karim Hakimzadeh

It occurred to me then how rare it is for people to take the time to devote their full attention to classical music. All too often it has taken its place in society as background noise.

Festival Must-Haves for Your Makeup Bag

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 06.06.2015 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Whether you're heading to Coachella this weekend or planning to attend a different multi-day event this summer, you'll need long-lasting, multi-purpose products to get you through the scorching heat.

Mommy is in the Mosh Pit

Holley Perry | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Holley Perry

What am I teaching my daughters by not facing my fear? This year, I'm going to get in the pit. I'm going to do it to show my girls that age is a number, but music is timeless.

Let Curiosity Back Into the Concert Hall

Dan Visconti | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
Dan Visconti

Reaching new audiences requires reaching outside of oneself, and beyond the conventional way of doing things. So at Fifth House Ensemble, we're always looking to collaborate with people who bring their own, unique talents to the table.

Technology Gone Haywire: Why I Despise Cell Phones

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Dean Dauphinais

I don't own a cell phone. And when I say that, I don't mean that I don't own a smartphone. I don't even own a "dumb" phone. The only phones I have ar...

Millennials, Put Your Phone Down at Concerts

Bobby Caruso | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
Bobby Caruso

Does this scenario sound familiar? You're at a concert and they start to play your favorite song. Your first instinct is to maybe send a tweet "[Song Title]!!!! @[artist]." Next, you open Snapchat in time to record the hook and first chorus. You take a few photos and then record the second verse.

How We Can Honor Our Vets Every Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.10.2015 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.

A Queen Turns 80 and Prepares for Reinvention

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

As she turns 80, there she sits, a defiant reminder of a times past; a luxurious venue for times present and through several reinventions currently underway will be a part of the Long Beach skyline in times future.

Lady Gaga Takes Tel Aviv and Leaves Monsters Wanting More

David Duran | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
David Duran

Although the actual stage show wasn't as elaborate as some might have anticipated, the lights and sound, in addition to Gaga's energy was enough to keep the crowd on their feet for the entire set.

A Gathering of the Tribes, Unity in the Black Hills

Jacob Devaney | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Their ancient love, reverence, and commitment to honoring the land is an example to everyone around the world during a time when industry has threatened the very fabric of life on the planet.

Best Spots for Live Music: 10 Hotels From Las Vegas To Mexico

Oyster | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel

From poolside DJ sets to soulful jazz in a cozy lounge, hotels give their guests a unique way to enjoy the city without leaving the grounds. If you're someone who loves to kick back and enjoy live music, you'll definitely want to bookmark these 10 hotels!

Take One And Be Done

Brian Friedman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Friedman

As soon as the band comes on, I see a better portion of the audience bust out their camera phones and hold them up for (most of) the performance, snapping photos and taking video. They're blocking the person behind them, looking up at their phone instead of at the human beings playing live music in front of them.

The Aquabats! Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary at Comic-Con as They Ponder the Group's Next Move

Jim Hill | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

First the good news ... The Aquabats are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year. And thanks to their Emmy Award-winning television series, The Aquabats! Super Show! on HUB Network, the 'Bats have greatly expanded their audience over the past three years.

User-Unfriendly Online Ticket Sales

Steve Pociask | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Steve Pociask

In the airline industry, there are plenty of intermediaries that search and provide reliable fare information that saves time and money for consumers. Ideally, for online ticket buyers, there should be "all-in" price data too, but industry standards are missing.