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Speaking Out Against Afro Latino Indifference, Through Music - ChocQuibTown Set For Grammy's Center Stage

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Axel W. Caballero

ChocQuibTown is set to take the 53rd Grammy awards by storm this Sunday, as they set the stage for a pre telecast performance and are the odds favorite to take Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the year.

HuffPost Exclusive: Al Di Meola's "Strawberry Fields," Plus A Conversation With Grammy Nominee Laurie Anderson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, David Byrne... there are certain established artists whose works seem very fresh no matter which era they were created or played in.

Eminem, Bruno Mars Lead Grammy Nominations

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

AP TEXT/ Scroll down to predict the Album of the Year: When Eminem was first nominated for album of the year some 10 years ago for "The Marshall Math...

Jill Scott: Why DId I Get Married Too?

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

When Jill Scott first appeared on screen, many were shocked. They were expecting her to be just like the many rap artists who do a cameo in the film...

Shelby Lynne Goes Her Own Way in Search of Truth, Lone Justice

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

After years of wrangling with record company executives, the soulful singer-songwriter with the smooth pipes and bricklayer mentality is a solo artist in every sense of the word.

Music Unites Ambassador Melanie Fiona Launches Empowering Women Through Music Initiative

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

By Mara Siegler Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, The Bridge, R&B singer Melanie Fiona has been on a quick rise to stardom: ...

From Pink Floyd and Abbey Road to The Project and Austin Powers: A Conversation with Alan Parsons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.

The Generation That Killed Rock 'n Roll

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Harden

People should pay for music to support all the unknown artists out there who are trying to make it. What if internet piracy had existed in the 1960s? No Dylan? No Beatles? Would Bono be working as a longshoreman?

Gaga Steals Show (and Gets F'ing Robbed!)

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

Anyone with a pulse could tell who the real winner was last night. And it had nothing to do with hardware.

Inside the Midnight Grammy Brunch Hosted by Ne-Yo

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

Held annually on the eve of the Grammy Awards, music's hottest stars joined host Ne-Yo at the new W Hollywood Hotel & Residences for a late night party featuring DJ Miss Saigon and a special performance by Melanie Fiona.

An Interview With Janis Ian Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Michael Jackson, Inner Circle, The O'Jays, Imogen Heap, The Adventures, Janis Ian, Cate Bros., Rubicon, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, Eric Burdon, REO Speedwagon, Otis Redding, Now That's What I Call Country, Matt Hires, Mark Schultz, Jack Ingram, Smile Empty Soul, Roy Hargrove, Billy Ocean, Cheap Trick, Rory Gallagher, David Guetta, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifah, Matisyahu, Robert Glasper, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Cass Elliot, Neil Diamond, The Casualties, Roberta Gambarini, Patton Oswalt, George Benson, Elvis Presley, Phil Stacey, Tim Buckley, Delores O'Rioran, Carmen Appice, The Mamas & the Papas, Al Jarreau, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Entertainment News, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Dukes, Paul Revere & the Raiders, 16 Horsepower, Collective Soul, Fun., Alan O'Day, Pilot, Now That's What I Call Music, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Roy Orbison, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Da Housecat, Teddy Pendergrass, The Subdudes, James Carter, Adam Ant, Colbie Caillat, Arctic Monkeys, Jeff Golub, Jackie DeShannon, Island Records, Fame, Woodstock, Sounds of Blackness, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Smokie Norful, Irma Thomas, Mew, Tanya Stephens, Brian Bromberg, Willie Nelson, Jack Wagner, The New City Ramblers, Mott the Hoople, Love and Theft, New Releases, Deryl Dodd, Cross Country, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole, Kenny G, Jet, Niti Sawhney, Vander Graaf Generator, Sally Shapiro, John Denver, Jason Aldeean, Smokey Robinson, Taking Woodstock, Vandaveer, Najee, Selah, Needtobreathe, Latoya, Strawbs, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Advocate, Lgbt, Sony Legacy, Verve Records, Roberta Flack, Leonard Bernstein, Grammy, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Jerry Wexler, Gramma Awards, Saturday Night Live, Wbai, Wnew, Miami Vice, Dar Williams, Birthers, Fox News, Cher, Teabaggers, Joan Baez, Glen Campbell, Mel Torme, Death Panel, Nina Simone, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

Janis Ian is one of the Woodstock era's unsung musical heroes who, just two years prior to the Bethel Bash, shocked our nation with her controversial single "Society's Child."

New Tunes On Monday: Wilco, The Mars Volta, Don Henley and Christina Courtin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The songs on Wilco's self-titled album are laden with fat, beefy hooks although there isn't the usual amount of boundary pushing here.

HuffPost Review: Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In the world of box sets, it would be impossible to find something better than Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972).

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.

I Think The Grammys Are Coming Up. Maybe.

Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Abramson

I didn't even know the Grammys still existed. Perhaps that dinner party I went to last week was really a Grammys party in disguise. It was boring enough and I think we listened to Beyonce.

HuffPost Video Premiere: Playing For Change Presents "Don't Worry"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Featuring over twenty musicians from four continents who have never met, "Don't Worry" makes its auspicious debut today, on Martin Luther King Day, and is featured here.

Paul Simon's Lyrics & The Case Of The Vanishing Compact Disc

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The problem of compact discs disappearing from the marketplace is worse than it was only a year ago. Store buyers just ain't a-buyin' from the labels, and it's looking grim all over.

Utah Phillips, A Good Man Gone

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Toby Barlow

Utah Phillips was a great American artist who never stopped thinking, laboring, and singing for the hard-working and the long-suffering of the world.

Grammy Highlights: Watch Tina Turner & Beyonce, Amy Winehouse, Kanye And More

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

At Sunday night's Grammys, Beyonce and Tina Turner performed "Proud Mary" together: And Kanye West did a tribute to his mom: Amy Winehouse perfo...

Kanye, Winehouse Lead Grammy Noms

AP | Sandy Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kanye West received a leading eight Grammy nominations Thursday, and the troubled singer Amy Winehouse received six. Other top nominees included the ...