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This Is Not a Music Festival; It's an Experience

Shana Fong | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Shana Fong

We're talking about the bigger picture, the greater experience, what you take with you long after the bands have left and your sunburn has faded. We're taking a look beyond the lineup: what's really drawing crowds to America's favorite festivals.

Looking Back at the Hangout Heroes: San Fermin, Take a Bow

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With more than 70 acts, six stages and all sorts of fun in the sun, Hangout set a high standard that will be difficult for others to match during this outdoor concert season. The three-day event (May 15-17) in the Deep South is no longer a deep secret.

Mayer Hawthorne Seduces at the Hangout Music Festival

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

"I'm a beach guy. This is lovely man... the humidity is actually really nice for my vocal chords. It feels good... It's like a natural little steamy ...

Going Out With a Head Bang: 10 More Foo Fighters Songs for Letterman

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

At first glance, Dave Grohl and Dave Letterman have little in common other than sharing the same first name. While Letterman grew up in Indiana and was married for the first time in 1969, the same year Grohl was born in Ohio, the two eventually became power players in the same decade.

Hangout Snapshot, Day 3: Firekid Is a Hot Prospect Getting Closer to the Fame

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

He started playing when he was 11 years old, and by the age of 17 as a senior at Florence High School, he was a champion, becoming the second-youngest person to win the National Flat Pick Guitar title.

Hangout Snapshot, Day 2: Elle King Is Queen for a Day

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Elle King grew up in southern Ohio but was made for Gulf Shores -- and the Hangout festival. The singer-songwriter whose full-length album debut Love Stuff was released last year, now lives in New York, likes to party, frolic in the ocean and speak without a net.

Hangout Snapshot: Get a Closer Look at Zella Day

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

This spot the next several days will feature upcoming artists who were performing at the 2015 Hangout festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, from May 15-17. It kicks off with Zella Day, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Pinetop, Arizona, who now resides in Los Angeles.

Five Knives Is Living on the Cutting Edge in Nashville

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Smart, self-assured and quite charming, M'Queen might appear to be the antithesis of an angry punk rocker. But she recognizes her past role for helping an aspiring singer who admired confident and strong showmen, such as Queen's Freddie Mercury.

Want Some Hangout Clout? My Morning Jacket's Jim James Is the Surreal Deal

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

My Morning Jacket's mysterious frontman/guitarist/vocalist must enjoy keeping people guessing, bouncing from prestigious side projects to occasional solo work to incredible collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford.

Meet Houndmouth, the Best Little Indy Rock Band in Americana

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When Houndmouth was ready to start its sophomore album, the fearless foursome went for broke and reached out to Dave Cobb to see if the Nashville producer would take on the project.

Taking the Feel-Good With the Bad: There's More to Love in the Mowgli's

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

If the Polyphonic Spree crossbred with an updated, hipper version of the Partridge Family or Up With People, the Mowgli's would most likely wind up on your doorstep.

Bands to Watch: Hangout at the Beach With... Kopecky

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The band's namesake sees a maturing progression in their work after most of them experienced both ends of life's spectrum in recent years. And the album and its climactic title track suggest there are many ways to get high (or low) without a little help from your friends.

TV Critics Talk 'The Walking Dead,' 'Game Of Thrones' LIVE

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 02.06.2014 | TV

Television continues to get more awesome each year, especially with Netflix and other original programming providers joining in on the already crowded...

Huffington Post Hangout On Air Golden Globes Show

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Participate LIVE in Huffington Post's Golden Globes 2014 Recap Show on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT. The Huffington Post is p...

The Great Wifi Altercation

Tom Falco | Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

There's an interesting phenomena that I see at local hangouts with free wifi, bookstores, Starbucks, wherever. There's a select few who think they own the place where they set up shop and spend the day. To them, it's their personal office.

Hangout and About, Part 3: Get to Know Lissie on a One-Name Basis

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Professionally known as Lissie, Elisabeth Corrin Maurus identifies with another one-word pop-culture phenomenon not named Madonna, Beyonce or Pink. ... and Britney Spears Celebrate #Willpower Album Release on Google+ (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.24.2013 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

On April 23, to celebrate the release of his fourth solo album, Willpower, joined collaborators Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Scherzinger in a live Google+ Hangout on his illwilly YouTube channel.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks New Autobiography, 'Total Recall,' in Google+ Hangout (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

YouTube's Favorite Breakout Pop Duo, Karmin, Back in the Studio (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Karmin joined What's Trending over Google plus from their recording studio today to answer fans questions about their YouTube roots, a new upcoming album and big projects including a fashion line on the horizon!

Google+ Provides Latest Web Platform for Re-Creating Desperate Awkwardness of Junior High

James Napoli | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Google has generously provided yet another web-based delivery system for the duplication of the unhealthy, clique-centered dynamic of a junior high school popularity contest.

Three Music Festival Getaway Ideas for Spring/Summer

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

For those looking for fresh ideas for 2011, there is a set of festivals still sneaking in under the radar with badass, blockbuster line-ups and evolved concepts that offer a fantastic festival experience.

From Casual "Hangout" to a "Concert for the Coast"

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Bernstein

There may never again be a music event on this scale that plays out right on the front lines of an environmental and economic tragedy. It promises to be unique, poignant, and cathartic.