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Broadway Dynamos Emily Skinner And Alice Ripley On Their New Live CD And Best Life Lessons

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

This month, they are back at the glamorous Feinstein's/54 Below supper club. They infuse humor, fierce passion and silliness as they perform an eclectic mix of knockout songs about sisterhood, love and, as Ripley says, "embracing radical self acceptance."

I'm With Stupid: Worst Song of All Time Finally Revealed

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As many of you know, I consider myself a big fan of music. I know that's not a particularly profound thought, but in my case -- what with my funk radi...

The World Through a Bubble

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I have a bubble in my eye. My doctor jokes that I can use it to make sure the photos on the wall are level. He tells me that, eventually, it will d...

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

First Nighter: John Waters' John Lennon, Carol Burnett's Letter Writer

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Waters conceived and wrote Lennon Through a Glass Onion, throughout which, with Stewart D'Arrietta singing and playing at the piano in a fedora, he offers a 90-minute tribute to the late Lennon at the Union Square Theatre.

Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

Kari Adelaide | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

The grid-like formation of lyrics, which are the primary constructive element in these works, are reminiscent of rongorongo tablets, a form of proto-writing from Easter Island made with dense rows of glyphs on shaped pieces of wood.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Eclectic Musical Delights from The Loser's Lounge at Joe's Pub

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

In 1993, musician/arranger/producer/composer Joe McGinty (his credits include the Psychedelic Furs, Robert Hazard, Ryan Adams, Martha Wainwright, Jess...

Nilsson Still, Son! Chatting with Jimmy Webb on Harry Nilsson, Plus Catching Up with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think now is a great time to go back and take another look at Harry, in light of what we know about all the drug use and all the crazy stuff that we were all into and that he seemed to gravitate towards. He reveled in offending people, to be honest with you. It didn't bother him too much."

Urgent Matters: Talking with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Incubus' Brandon Boyd, Plus a Flagship Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joséphine Baker, Ray LaMontagne, Howlin' Wolf, Les Paul, and more.

Don't Waste Your Favorite Song On Your First Wedding

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.06.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Maybe Karma was trying to tell me something about me and marriage that night -- I had the right song, just the wrong version.

Dog Ears Music: Near Miss Day (Swoooh!) Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Laura Veirs, Elliott Smith, David Bowie, Bobby Womack, Mimicking Birds and more.

Micky Dolenz: The Man, the Myth, the Monkee... and Me

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?

Rock Music's Best Lesson: Age Is Irrelevant, Only the Music Matters

Debra Sharon Davis | Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty
Debra Sharon Davis

many teens and those under 30 are huge fans of classic rock stations and compete with their parents regarding factual knowledge of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Everybody's Talkin': A Conversation With Derek Trucks and Kat Edmonson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a lot of ways to do a live album; you can just record a few shows and throw a quick mix on it and throw it out there and if the playing is good enough, it'll hold up."

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Stanley Clarke, Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch), Gretchen Wilson and more.

"Less Than Zero": Playlist for a Painful August Jobs Report

David Wild | Posted 11.02.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist sent out in hopes the president goes bold with his upcoming jobs speech, and that the federal government that we all employ gets out of the business of assured mutual self-destruction.

Unfortunate Casino: A Conversation With Gerry Beckley

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, Gerry Beckley tells the story behind his new album, Unfortunate Casino.

The Art of Harry Nilsson

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

Who Is Harry Nilsson is the fascinating story of the tragic genius whose contribution to 60's and 70's pop culture was epic.

Dog Ears Music: The Gift List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

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DVDs: The Sound Of Music, Toy Story 3, The Pacific And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A bumper crop of new releases so let's get to it. THE SOUND OF MUSIC 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLURAY ($34.99; FOX) -- I've seen The Sound Of Music qu...

Juan Is the Loneliest Number: A Playlist for Juan Williams and NPR

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It now sounds like Williams will profit handsomely from NPR's rush to judgment, but that doesn't make it right -- even for a PC liberal like me.

"Here's That Rainy Day": A Damp Playlist for Wet Weather

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Even here in the normally sunny Southwest, the rain has been falling in recent days. And so here's a damp but intermittently lovely playlist for all those rainy days in our lives.

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

"That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine": The Mother of All Father's Day Playlists

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I will always believe that the gift of music is more beautiful and powerful than even the nicest tie or pen set. So here's my musical gift for all of the other dads out there in Huffington Post-land.