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Jimmy Webb: Still Making the Music That Will Likely Last Forever

Ellen Sterling | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

"Music," Jimmy Webb says firmly, "can save the world. It already has done so more than once. It will do so again. But, we have to save the music."

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

Mostly Mozart

Howard Kissel | Posted 10.03.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

We owe Lincoln Center's annual festival focusing on the works of Mozart in part to Sinatra. It all goes back over 40 years to a time when Philharmonic Hall (as it was then called) was new and prestigious.

Rebels in Paradise by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Jane Chafin | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp's recently released Rebels in Paradise: the Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s introduces all the major players of the 60s Los Angeles art scene in straight-forward prose.

Just a Juggalo: Chatting with Insane Clown Posse, Plus Audio Fidelity's Marshall Blonstein and N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Obama Needs a Hollywood Agent

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

What the president needs is a Hollywood agent who knows how to negotiate, how to avoid these endless capitulations and surrenders, and how to close a big deal on favorable terms.

The City in Focus: Ross Alley

Mark Coggins | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

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Before Barbara Sinatra

Kitty Kelley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Kitty Kelley

It was only natural that I read Barbara Sinatra's memoir, Lady Blue Eyes, published recently. How could I not? After all, I had spent four years researching and writing a biography of her husband in 1986.

Dog Ears Music: Boulevard of Independence Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Moby, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Springsteen, Bjork and more.

14 Biggest Mafia Conspiracies

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 08.30.2011 | Weird News

The mafia has long become a major part of American pop culture, thanks to TV shows like "The Sopranos," and movies like "Goodfellas" and "The Godfathe...

I Was Marty: An Interview With Ernest Borgnine

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Borgnine spoke to me primarily about portraying a retired World War II Marine in Another Harvest Moon -- it's obvious the jovial actor had to use all the talent he has to be convincing as a fellow at the end of his rope.

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Ring-A-Ding Ding With New Bells and Whistles: A Sinatra Classic Gets a Much-Needed Upgrade

Tony Sachs | Posted 08.04.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Serious Sinatraphiles need to buy Ring-A-Ding Ding! again, no matter how many times they've bought it before. Why? A 50-year-old screwup that's dogged every release of the album has finally been fixed.

Review: My Morning Jacket "Unstaged," Plus Chatting with Erykah Badu and James Tormé

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.

First Nighter: Cy Coleman's Best is Yet to Come is Here Now at 59E59 Theaters

David Finkle | Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The best is yet to come? Not this time. It's already here as it deliciously unfolds by way of singers Sally Mayes, Lillias White and Rachel York.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Strip Diary, Day Nine: When Will Matt Goss Be Famous? When He Stops Trying So Hard

Paul Bradley Carr | Posted 06.12.2011 | Travel
Paul Bradley Carr

To say that Matt Goss is "famous in the UK" is like saying Jordan Knight is famous in the US. According to people familiar with the situation, here's how the reinvention of Matt Goss went down.

"Glory Days": A Playlist for The Opening of Baseball Season

David Wild | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports
David Wild

True confession: baseball was my first love. Soon, like the American male I am, I cheated and fell hard for music. But on this shiny opening day, here's a playlist that puts my first two passions together.

PHOTOS: Untouched Paul Williams Mid-Century For $3.49 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles

For the first time in fifty-two years, this untouched Paul Williams home is on the market for $3.49 million. Built in 1958, the 3,793 square foot res...

Celebrating A Musical Journey: A Conversation With Sergio Mendes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Lately, says Sergio Mendes, "a whole new audience that has been exposed to my songs because I have guests like will.i.am, Justin Timberlake, and John Legend... I love doing that."

John Gotti's 'Adopted Son' Returns to the Fray, Declines Lawyer's Challenge

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Lewis Kasman -- remember him? -- says he saved my life so I shouldn't write bad things about him. For all I know, he may be right.

Blessed: A Conversation With Lucinda Williams, Plus David Berkeley's Video "George Square"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-03-07-mr.jpgFor her new album, Blessed, Lucinda Williams brought in Don Was on production.

He Named It "Grammy": A Conversation With Hunter & Stan Freberg, Plus New Robert Johnson Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-02-18-m.jpgStan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.

HuffPost Reviews: Justin Bieber -- Never Say Never

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some teen phenoms quickly come and go while others stick around and turn into artists of more substance than anyone could have anticipated. Which fate awaits Justin Bieber?