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Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations With Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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First Nighter: Stephanie Blythe Does the Late, Great Kate Smith Proud, Zia Zadora Does Herself In

David Finkle | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

During much of the 20th century, mezzo soprano (some say contralto) Kate Smith (1907-1986) had millions of ardent popular music fans. Two among them were mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe and myself.

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

The Carlin Doctrine

Christopher Holshek | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

If we think the reason we've not been hit again is only because we've done such a good job of keeping the terrorists in check, just remember the logic the homeland security and defense people like to use to keep us on edge: "We have to be right all the time; they have to be right only once."

WATCH: Frank Sinatra 'Used To Throw Spaghetti At Me'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Music legend Frank Sinatra was known for having a temper, but what did spaghetti ever do to him? Golden Globe-winning actress and singer Pia Zadora...

Frank Sinatra Did It His Way. Will Oliver Stone Do Sinatra's Life His Way? Maybe

Liz Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

In any case, an Oliver Stone movie about the greatest male singer ever -- in my humble opinion -- would be sensational. I hope it happens; that it wasn't just casual New Year's Eve talk, between the pasta and meat courses.

Dog Ears Music: Regrets & Resolution, Part III

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Lester Young, Passion Pit, Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson and more.

Dog Ears Music: Let It Snow Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bernard Herrmann & The Symphony Orchestra, Snoop Dogg, Barth, Ron Sexsmith, Wayne Newton, Rogue Wave and more.

Mistletoe and Holly: Sinatra's Paen to Parasitism and Gender Issues?

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?

Dog Ears Music: Born in December Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Paul Westerberg, Carl & Dennis Wilson, Eddie Vedder, Benny Spellman, Tom Waits and more.

Pete Bennett Promoted Elvis, Beatles, Stones -- and Pete Bennett

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Pete became a sort of self-parody of the obnoxious promotion man. He photo-bombed so many stars -- mostly with their blessings but sometimes as a vaguely-positioned background figure -- that his photo op with the Pope led some to ask, "Who's that with Pete?"

Why Ray Liotta Has Never Watched One Of His Best Movies

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

I never would have guessed that Ray Liotta hasn't seen "Field of Dreams," in which he plays Shoeless Joe Jackson. It's true that some actors don't enj...

Hall Of Famer

Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

The Recording Academy has released the inductees for the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame and it's quite the interesting mix. Just how far does the list ru...

Bowling for Our Time and West Side Story on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A touch of old Hollywood convened at Broadway's New York Institute of Technology's auditorium on Tuesday night for an anniversary screening of West Side Story.

Viva Duets: A Conversation With Tony Bennett

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I sang a duet with Juanes and we hit it off immediately -- I think he is fantastic. Then on Duets II, Alejandro Sanz sang with me... Both tracks and the CDs were received so well in Latin countries that my son Danny, who manages me, came up with the idea of doing an entire CD with Latin artists."

At Age 97, The Last Of The Great Cocktail Pianists Looks Back On His Life & Career

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

At age 97, more than eight decades into his remarkable career, Irving Fields is the last of the original generation of cocktail pianists who tickled the ivories in Manhattan's swankiest nightspots in the 1930s and '40s.

Andrea Stone

The Singing Soldier Who Really IS The Chairman Of The Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Frank Sinatra may have been called the Chairman of the Board but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is no slouch himself when it...

PHOTOS: The Year Marilyn Monroe Shared A Triplex With Frank Sinatra

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles

A West Hollywood triplex with an impressive celebrity pedigree has hit the market for $4.75 million. The gated compound was once the home of both ...

The Singer: A Conversation With Art Garfunkel

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

If you were to ask me, "How does that work?" I would say "It's all musical affinity," and it's very hard to explain why you're on somebody else's wavelength.

"Work to Do": A Hard Working Playlist for Labor Day 2012

David Wild | Posted 11.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." That's what Martin Luther King, Jr. said, and I have learned to never argue with a good Doctor. Happy Labor Day, everybody.

Takin' It to the Suites

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Mitt Romney: He's not a leader, but he plays one on TV. Mitt Romney: the American Idol candidate.

What To Play At The Rehearsal Dinner

DJ Ed-O | Posted 10.30.2012 | Weddings
DJ Ed-O

When I DJ a wedding rehearsal dinner, I slowly build momentum over the course of the evening while mixing together classic and modern tunes from various genres.

Havoc and Meatbats: Conversations With Alanis Morissette and Chad Smith

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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PHOTOS: Sinatra's Old Penthouse Listed At $7.7 Million

Posted 08.06.2012 | New York

The former digs of Ol' Blue Eyes-- featuring a glass spiral staircase, 18-foot ceilings, and views of the East River -- could be yours for $7.7 millio...

RIP Tony Martin, The Last Link to the Pre-Sinatra Era of Crooners

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When I saw him perform in person, he was in his mid-90s, and his voice was a frail, delicate husk of the booming, powerful instrument it had been in decades past. But the technique, the style, remained virtually unchanged. It was like witnessing a music history lesson in the flesh.