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Ghosts in the Machine, Part II: "The Machinery"

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the second in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Jaz...

This Musical Homage To 1980s Dance Is Just The Thing To Get You Moving

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Welsh-born singer-songwriter Rod Thomas, who goes by the stage name Bright Light Bright Light, teamed up with Elton John for his new song, “Symmetry...

Is Donald Trump A Friend To 'The Gays'?

Matt Baume | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The point is that we don't know if Donald's our friend. He might not know himself, because he's held so many different position on so many issues.

To Live Is To Leave... Along A Yellow Brick Road

Stuart Dow | Posted 06.21.2016 | College
Stuart Dow

We all know that the proverbial sayings are true, that whether your road is paved with yellow bricks or grey concrete, everyone's life path will encounter difficulty. When facing the inevitable hardships, it's worth remembering this bit of navigation advice.

Lena Hall at the Café Carlyle: "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A whiff of David Bowie hung over the air at the Café Carlyle as Lena Hall opened her two-week run. Whipping her head punk style, Hall treated her aud...

What You Can Learn from the Presence of Prince

Connie Dieken | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Connie Dieken

You only need to scroll through the photos of iconic buildings bathed in purple in the days following Price's death to see evidence of his presence. F...

Putin Won't Meet Elton John To Discuss Gay Rights In Russia

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.26.2016 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet Elton John when he visits Russia this month because there is no appropriate time in ...

Celebrities Stun in their Treatment of Animals

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Adam M. Roberts

It's a good thing my 11-year-old, animal-loving, vegan daughter, Mia, despises Justin Bieber--otherwise, the dinner table would be much more contentio...

David Cooley: The Abbey Celebrates 25 Years and a New Reality Show

Brad Hammer | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

The Abbey Food and Bar is one of the most iconic gay bars in the world. This week The Abbey celebrates 25 years of being the heart of gay Los Angeles.

Elton John Writes Op-Ed On NC And Gender Identity

The Hill | James Nichols | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has doubled down on his support for H.B. 2, the discriminatory bill requiring public school students to use restrooms ...

How the U.S. put Elton John, Yo Yo Ma and Cameron Diaz to Work in the Country's Worst Schools

Apolitical | Posted 05.13.2016 | Education

Some of the worst-performing schools in America have been turned around by an arts program mobilizing stars like Elton John, Yo Yo Ma and Cameron Diaz...

10 Under 35: Young Human Rights Activists Selected for Prestigious Program

Donna Labermeier | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Donna Labermeier

Ten outstanding individuals under the age of 35 have been chosen by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to join the inaugural HIV 360° Fellowship Program...

#HollywoodElection, the Impact of Celebrities

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Montclair Diplomats

Photo: Jim Watson/ AFP/ Getty Images This presidential election has been a crazy ride, for sure. Normally, we turn to the news or do our own research...

Elton John Honors Prince With Touching Tribute During Vegas Show

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.24.2016 | Entertainment

Elton John was the latest star to pay tribute to Prince, the musical virtuoso whose untimely death on Thursday shocked the world. During his sold-out...

Prince Made So Many People Feel Something

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Siobhan Kukolic

Prince was a legend because he made so many people feel something. He didn't just play an instrument, he played our heartstrings. He sang, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life." We are all getting through it and he gave us the words to say.

Legends Dedicated to Eradicating HIV/AIDS Join Forces

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Donna Labermeier

These organizations and their leaders work tirelessly every single day to erase the threat of HIV/AIDS from the planet and restore and empower lives.

Cell Phones, Dogs and Barbie Dolls: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

Roz Warren | Posted 03.11.2016 | Media
Roz Warren

Elton John doesn't get along with his mother, so she spent her 90th birthday with an Elton John impersonator.

Elton John Gives Back Again and Again

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment
Donna Labermeier

He is one of the great role models of our time, and proves that how we live our lives has a long-lasting impact on the world-at-large.

Why I'm Okay With Sam Smith's Oscars Speech

Matt Baume | Posted 03.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

As it turns out, lots of openly queer people have won Oscars. But you know what? I don't mind that Sam Smith didn't know that. It's a good thing that we've gotten to the point where it's possible to lose count of the number of openly queer people who've won Academy Awards.

Elton John Would 'Rather Go And See A Drag Queen' Than Janet Jackson

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.26.2016 | Queer Voices

The always-opinionated Elton John has no love for Janet Jackson these days. John, who is never one to miss a chance to start a catfight, blasted the p...

Disneyland 60: A Review

Haley Besser | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Haley Besser

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 was a spectacular celebration of all the things we love about Disney. From musical performances to learning about the park's secrets, I certainly felt like I was a kid again.

Elton John Singing Karaoke To Elton John Songs Is Everything

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

You can tell everybody this is the bomb. Sir Elton John joined "The Late Late Show" host James Corden for a special "Carpool Karaoke" segment after th...

Elton John Gives Piano Eulogy for David Bowie

Philip David Morton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Elton John performed a rare appearance at the Wiltern Theater last Thursday, in a one night special event to promote his new album "Wonderful Crazy Night."

Elton John Honors David Bowie As Someone Who 'Danced To His Own Tune'

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment

In a moving tribute to the late David Bowie, Elton John performed the rock legend's music and reflected on his influence in the industry. The salute ...

Robert Stigwood: Impresario Extraordinaire

Freddie Gershon | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

On January 4th, my colleague, business partner and mentor of over 45 years, Robert Stigwood, died. Robert was remarkable. Our backgrounds and outloo...