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The Traveling Kind: Chatting With Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Plus The Charlie Hunter Trio, SLV and MIRK Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Emmylou, The Traveling Kind is your second collaboration with Rodney Crowell following Old Yellow Moon. What was it that brought you back together to do this second album?

Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview with Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.

Not in the Movie: Fifteen Pop Songs Inspired By Cinema

Jon Eig | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

They weren't in movies. They were inspired by movies. Perhaps by a specific film. Perhaps by a star. Or perhaps simply by the entire magical filmic experience. It's a broad definition. Here are fifteen really good songs, covering fifty years of pop music.

This 'SNL' After Party Story Is So Crazy It Has To Be True

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy

You've already seen the videos, but here's the incredible story behind them. On Monday's "Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon recapped the party after the ...

The Universal Tone: Conversations With Carlos Santana, Bobby Rush and Dylan Gardner, Plus Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Newcomer Dylan Gardner's latest video is for "Too Afraid To Love You," one of the key tracks from his album Adventures in Real Time.

Larkin Poe: How Megan and Rebecca Lovell Got Their Sister Act Together

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Megan and Rebecca Lovell are all about family, so it was a stroke of genius (or marketing savvy) that led the stunning sisters to put the "kin" in Larkin Poe.

The End of the '60s? Where Do I Begin...

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It was winter, 1971, my last semester as a philosophy major at Bucknell University. Studying Plato, Kant, Sartre and company had been invaluable for its own sake; that it had taught me to think critically and act decisively was a bonus.

The Boomtown Rats Return: A Conversation with Bob Geldof, Plus a Chat with Finch's Nate Barcalow and Lots of Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo courtesy Bob Geldof A Conversation with Bob Geldof Mike Ragogna: Bob, I'm honored to be talking to the Man Of Peace. Bob Geldof: You are ind...

Laura Cantrell Finds Her Way Back to Nashville, Naturally

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"I'm sorry. I'm just prattling on," she said. Her unnecessary apology came in the middle of a fascinating response about proudly growing up in Music City USA and how she first made an indirect connection to the industry in a carpool driven by a guy whose parents were "Rocky Top" songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.

Can You Have Great Sex in a Healthy Adult Relationship?

Ira Israel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

It does not appear that the youth of America have surpassed the drunken fumbling in backseats of the previous generation or of their fathers' fathers. And what would healthy intimacy resemble in a world of texting, sexting, swiping, Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking?

Dog Ears Music: National Wig Out Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music from Beck, White Denim, Super Furry Animals, Fastball, and more.

Record Biz Photo Ops, 1970s-Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the 1970s, when I toiled for the weekly music trade magazine Record World, there existed something called the "record industry." Scores of enti...

Playing The Ponos: A Conversation With Neil Young, Chatting with Linda Ronstadt and Matt Hires' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Linda, let's dive into Duets, your new collection that celebrates your collaborations with other artists. What is it about Duets that's particularly special to you? And what is it that's so attractive about singing with someone else?

The Henry Girls on the Record: Three's a Plucky Charm From Ireland

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With their mix of traditional Irish folk, pop, American country and Americana, they offer timeless, tight-knit harmonies that evoke sounds as charmingly nostalgic as the Andrews Sisters and as refreshingly contemporary as the Wailin' Jennys.

This Twitter Account Has The Ultimate Throwback Thursdays

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Style

We found our new favorite Twitter account. Okay, our favorite after Chrissy Teigen's. History in Pictures is an account we came across this week, ...

Lake Street Dive, Rachael Price Bring Bad Self Portraits Into Focus

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Newfound fame and adulation might be dizzying -- "We're trying not to let it overwhelm us," Price said over the phone as the wheels kept turning -- but Lake Street Dive is grounded enough to realize what it means to finally stand in the on-deck circle with home run potential.

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid th...

The 20 Best Songs of 2013 (in 10 Words or Less)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

That's not to say everything I heard on the radio this year was worth a mention, but quite a few tunes made 2013 more bearable -- and hummable.

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."

Meet The World's Oldest Boy Band

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Before we needed a name for the band, we needed the band and before that we needed songs to play. Let's start there.

The Return of a Rock 'n' Roll Diva: Ellen Foley

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, my name is Ellen Foley...what's yours?" To music fans of a certain era, these are welcome words from the stage of the Cutting Room in New York City.

Elvis van Beethoven

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Hearing Kirsten, Damon and Yoojin was like learning to swim all over again. Through them, I was reveling in the music's depths, colours, and warmth, taking joy in what music and these young artists can teach us... particularly me.

A Playlist Without Borders: A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma, Plus Chatting with Steve Nieve, The Mission's Wayne Hussey and 3OH!3's Nathaniel Motte

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What was interesting is that it's not just the smartest person, the most virtuosic person, the most talented person; it's more like that mixed with great generosity and compassion and sharing, so a system of values kind of emerged. Those values are what actually makes this group kind of stick together."

Darlene Love Honored as "Big Man of the Year" by Little Kids Rock

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Darlene Love's incredible musical talents and stage presence were honored last week at a star-studded Manhattan benefit showcasing music education in ...

UN Week Wrap: Africa Rises, Women Win and Millennials Rule

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

As easy as it is to be cynical about gatherings where young influencers tout huge social media followings -- and wear ridiculously shiny patent leather shoes -- often, there's lots to learn from such events, and indelible memories can be made in the seemingly endless lineup of discussion groups.