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My Post-Election Mixtape

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.18.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If we try to deny our post-election feelings of despair, they'll come back with a vengeance. One way to look honestly at that despair is to surrender ourselves to music about despair that's so powerful, it transcends despair.

Channeling Your Inner Beyoncé: How to Find Yourself Through Music

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Forget Beyonce, Madonna, Whitney or even the infamous Janet. This is your moment to shine. Imagine you've been invited to sing at the Super Bowl ha...

If Anyone Ever Sung Himself Back Home, It Was Merle Haggard -- and Sure, Let's Talk 'Okie,' Too

David Hinckley | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Merle Haggard once sang "I never hang my hat on the same nail too long," and his life story said that was true, except for one part.

Tom Hiddleston Had to Learn to Yodel to Play Hank Williams

Nell Minow | Posted 04.04.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Perhaps a Cambridge-educated classics scholar who most recently starred in a trilogy of Shakespeare's Henry V plays and some comic book movies would not immediately come to mind for the story of the Alabama-born country legend Hank Williams.

WATCH LIVE: Tom Hiddleston Discusses The Life Of Singer Hank Williams

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Tom Hiddleston and Wrenn Schmidt discuss the music and legacy of Hank Williams and their roles in recent biographical drama "I Saw The Light."...

Tom Hiddleston Is A Suave Negotiator In This 'I Saw The Light' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment

Hank Williams saw the light, and the light was money. The country singer, who battled alcoholism and prescription drug abuse, milked his suave reputat...

Almost Everyone Was Wrong About 'Hee Haw'

Roy Clark | Posted 12.03.2016 | Entertainment
Roy Clark

Hee Haw was a concept that nobody (including myself) thought would ever succeed. Some feared the proposed television program would set the burgeoning country music industry back 25 years.

"Detroitville" From the Hillbilly Highway to the Factory Floor, Nick Pivot Sings the Songs of Detroit

Steve Karras | Posted 10.20.2016 | Detroit
Steve Karras

Nick Pivot plays what he calls "shop floor country from the Motor City." His gutbucket, honky tonk lyrics are sure to incite drunken behavior and keep him off any short-list of poet laureate candidates evidenced by his latest, "F**k You, I'm from Detroit."

Tom Hiddleston Sings As Hank Williams At Movie Premiere

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment

Tom Hiddleston sang selected songs from his new film "I Saw the Light" after its premiere in Nashville on Saturday. The film tells the story of iconic...

Ruthie Collins: Discovering the Old and the New Together

Johnny Nevin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

It probably won't matter very much how somebody first starts discovering Ruthie Collins. Her ability to balance what inspires her, old or new, is so natural and so engaging that whatever you first discover about her is likely to lead to all of the other things that make her so unique.

This Is How We Diversify Silicon Valley

Van Jones | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices
Van Jones

Today, Dr. King's dream feels in jeopardy. It is harder than ever to get a good job that pays a fair wage. Technology is transforming the economy in ways we cannot yet predict.

Watch Tom Hiddleston Play Hank Williams Covers At A Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment

Tom Hiddleston is really getting into character to play Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic, "I Saw The Light." The British actor/all-around Internet...

Dog Ears Music: 'They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The Civil Wars, LL Cool J, Sly & the Family Stone, John Prine, and more.

The Quirkiest Country Music Song Titles

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Some of the greatest storytellers have been country music artists. Think about Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces," or Hank Williams' "Your Cheating Heart," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

Dog Ears Music: Black Friday Playlist -- "One Debt Away"

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Middle Class Rut, Hank Williams, The Beatles, and more.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Sayre, and Montgomery, Alabama in 2013

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Last week I joined close to 200 Fitzgerald scholars, admirers, students, readers, and teachers from all over the world -- though readers, and admirers, serves to define us all.

Conversations With Thomas Dolby and Lindi Ortega, Plus Exclusives From Brett Dennen and Eric Hall

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In the USA, there are thousands of lighthouses around the coast here and there is a doomsday list of 46 that are at peril from either erosion or vandalism. ... I just feel like most people that you meet have a memory of one lighthouse or another. They're so evocative and so comforting somehow. It just seems very sad that we would let these slip away."

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Leonard Cohen, Pink, Julie London, John Dankworth, Chu Berry, Ray Charles, and more.

Conversations with Harry Connick Jr., TTB's Derek Trucks, and Carly Ritter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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My Favorite Picture Of You: A Conversation with Guy Clark, Plus Chatting with Butterscotch Records' Allen Farmelo and Lots Of Love's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm from Texas and will always be from Texas, and if I ever break even, I'm moving back. It's a wonderful place to be from. There's a lot of history there and a lot of stuff that you know about and nobody else knows about."

A Driving Force, Holly Williams Finds Her Way Along The Highway

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Don't tell Holly Williams that the road is a lonesome place. To begin 2013, there's nowhere else she'd rather be. Of course, it took a while for the...

Dog Ears Music: The Gifting List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Dave Brubeck, Everest, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Fats Waller, Frankie Miller and more.

Dog Ears Music: Bankrupt on Selling Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Modest Mouse, The Velvet Underground, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sleater-Kinney, Honeycut and more.

'The Last Ride' Is Worth the Search

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Last Ride perfectly captures the sense of time and place of this story. The two lead performances give the film depth, while Director Harry Thomason manages to keep the film interesting from start to finish.

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bruce Springsteen, Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys, Billy Preston, Hank Williams and more.