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When Your Parents Were Lovers

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

The grainy, black-and-white photographs from 1946 fluttered to the floor, free from decades of bondage among hundreds of photos in my mother's leather albums. I picked up the images and stared at my parents and strained to imagine the young couple in love.

Brooklyn, Blintzes, Baseball and Ballads With Johnny Mercer

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Rae Sigman, Carl's strong-willed mother, was proud of her son's ability to navigate Beethoven sonatas and improvise pop tunes at the piano. But when he turned 21 and declared his intention to make a living as a songwriter, Rae gave him two choices: doctor or lawyer.

Field Notes from a Music Biz Life (Part 1)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Let's start before the beginning: No Brill Building, no me. At the Brill, Manhattan's mid-20th Century citadel of music biz hustle, the elevator man ...

How Elaine Stritch Got Her Big Broadway Break

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Non-theatergoers will know her from her comic turn as Alec Baldwin's imperious mother in 30 Rock. I remember her from a sweeter moment, after a performance of her Tony-winning one-woman show, Elaine Stritch At Liberty.

Dog Ears Music: The Real Memorial Day: Hero Worship and Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The B-52's, Sam & Dave, Wilco, John Lennon, Iron & Wine and more.

Glenn Miller: Now and Then

Frank Islam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Frank Islam

This Glenn Miller's actions have brought great sadness to our nation. His name, however, brings to mind another Glenn Miller. That Glenn Miller's actions have brought great joy to the nation from the 1930s until today.

LISTEN: Accused Kansas Shooter's 2010 Racist Interview

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Crime

The white supremacist accused of shooting three people to death outside a Jewish community center and retirement home in a Kansas City suburb Sunday e...

Kansas Murder Suspect Is Hate Leader Who Cut Deal With Feds

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, the alleged triple murderer who defiantly yelled "Heil Hitler" from the back of a rain spattered patrol car in Overland Park, KS on Sunday afternoon is a notorious, though exiled, hate group leader with a criminal record that dates back decades.

Dog Ears Music: Hero Worship & Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Alice Coltrane, Kevin Coyne, Mattie May Thomas, Wilco, Lupe Fiasco, Iron and Wine, and more.

Last Surviving Member Of The Andrews Sisters Dies

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 04.01.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES — Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters trio whose hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugl...

"Hell No (I'm Not Alright")": A Nanci Griffith Video, Plus Conversations With Scorpions' Klaus Meine and Adam Arcuragi

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Intersection's first single, "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)," is Nanci Griffith's ode to the Occupy movements, expressing the frustration felt over economics, politics as usual and beyond.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...

"Touch Me": A Pardoning Playlist For Jim Morrison & Charlie Crist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.

Bossa to Brass: Jazz with Paulinho Garcia, Grazyna Auguscik and Brian O'Hern's Model Citizens

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

Paulinho Garcia, the Brazilian-born Chicago guitarist and vocalist, is one of the city's -- if not the country's -- major interpreters of the classic Brazilian repertoire.

A Hotel, a Phone Number and a Son

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Sigman

The 15 Penn Plaza plan will bring down the legendary Hotel Pennsylvania. The hotel, built in 1919, has a rich history, an essential part of which is bound up with my father's first hit as a songwriter.

Remembering Alex Chilton: Icon and Iconoclast

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Alex Chilton died yesterday, but the guy that rock fans worshipped -- the musician who almost 40 years ago founded Big Star, and in the process helped give birth to power-pop and alternative rock -- died decades ago.

Singing, Crying and Whining the Blues

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

As I scope out Denver's upcoming concerts, checking the calendar for any hint or mention of an act associated with blues, jazz, gospel or old school soul, I am left feeling a bit stranded.

Field Notes From a Songwriter's Centennial

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My dad's biggest hit -- "It's All In The Game" -- began as classical violin solo composed by Charles Dawes, making it the only No. 1 song to have been co-written by a vice president of the United States.