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How Fame Kills!

L.E. Kalikow | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
L.E. Kalikow

A major record company president once told me I'd probably never be a star because, as he put it, "You wouldn't kill your mother for it." Although this may have been an oversimplification, it takes a special personality to strive for and thrive in the spotlight.

The Day Prince Made Me Cry

Sal Cataldi | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

Prince was one of the artists who really touched people. We're only now realizing that so much of that spiritual connection came courtesy of his mastery of the six-strings that have been mastered by so few and enjoyed by so many.

What It Is Like To Be A Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

Oops... I Missed the Billion $ by 2 Years! (Sounds Vulgar) but: THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Freddie Gershon | Posted 03.18.2016 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

When the late Lew Wasserman told me I was a "future scenarist," it was not his insightful sense about my rare psychic powers. Lew just realized that I...

This Jimi Hendrix Song Played On An Ancient Korean Instrument Is So Damn Cool

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment

Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" goes 1,500 years back in time with this sensational reworking. South Korean musician Luna plays the icon...

Where Is The Music Of 2016 Heading?

Lewis Fisher | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Lewis Fisher

The music of 2015 had its positives and negatives, but most importantly, it had a distinct trend for popular music especially. Garage, House and Electronica genres of music dominated the charts last year more than any other and to some it was a fantastic year of music.

Fallen Eagle: Glenn Frey's Untimely Passing Points Up a Long Run Era

William Bradley | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Eagles, with a few hiatuses between long and rather leisurely and extremely profitable world tours, haven't really gone away since, though together they have only produced the smash studio double album Long Road Out of Eden.

Famed Rock 'N' Roll Photographers Tell Their Stories

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.23.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

What does it really mean to party like a rock star? On The Dinner Party podcast, I turned the WGN Radio A1 studio into a British pub to welcome Pat...

Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I was born in Chicago in 1965. That is both a fact and a play on the song Born in Chicago by the Paul Butterfield Blues band. Being born at that time and place, I fell in love with the sound of rock and roll at an early age.

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

From Affinity to the Fetch: My Conversation With Linda Hoyle and Mo Foster

Tom Semioli | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

When I mention the name Affinity and Linda Hoyle's debut solo album Pieces of Me (1971) to record collectors, jazz-rock aficionados, and knowledgeable musicians young, old, and in-between, a nod of reverence usually follows.

How To Use Marketing Technologists in Small Business

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.28.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Most people may think that marketing technologists are people reserved only for big businesses with huge budgets, but if anything, this new type of hire is exactly what small businesses need. Here are a few ways small businesses should use marketing technologists:

Astoria Characters: The Grammy Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.21.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

James, a Grammy-winning mastering engineer, is used to listening to supersized speakers screaming at the top of their woofers and tweeters. Listening is the key word. James, barefoot and bearded, is all about the sound not the syllables.

Requiem for a Secret Love

LGBT News | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
LGBT News

Having literally gone from a 16-year-old high school student to the "It's My Party" pop sensation overnight, Ms. Gore, who very recently died of lung cancer, not only knew what it meant to be among the very first commercially successful female pop stars in the 60s, but also understood what it meant to be gay during a relatively intolerant and highly homophobic era.

Exclusive: Listen To A Brand New Jimi Hendrix Tune, ‘Station Break,' Unearthed After 50 Years

The Daily Beast | James Joiner | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

Everyone is aware of the guitar wizardry of Jimi Hendrix, just as everyone knows that his brilliance was cut horribly short when he died in 1970 at ju...

Love, and How to Say It

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.15.2015 | New York
Maggie Van Ostrand

Useless are today's most popular methods of expressing love: texting e-cards, and posting. Where are the passionate and moving love letters of our past? Written in cursive by the sender, we can actually see by that handwriting what their emotional state of mind was at the time.

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.

Argan Goat Cheese, Sardine Meatballs, and Donuts From the Fryer in Essaouira

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 02.23.2015 | Travel
Jill Donenfeld

Once you arrive in the town where Hendrix wrote about castles made of sand, Essaouira is a culinary eden. If you are hardcore and organized, you can pack in a lot of delicious into two days. But first there's the opening salvo.

Here Comes the Judge

Francis Levy | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Artists are attempting to find something through the maintenance of a practice but what is a politician or leader trying to find? The answer is usually a series of intelligent decisions that lead his country out of a quagmire.

Play That Funky Ukulele, White Boy

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

There shall be no Stones or Who or Metallica coming from my ukulele. Instead, I hope to conjure the spirit of the late Hawaiian mountain of a man, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, whose "Over the Rainbow" will break then mend your heart.

Play On! Power Pop Heroes by Ken Sharp... The Greatest Collection of Rock Interviews of All Time? Could Be!

Binky Philips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

From the very beginning of my life's obsession with rock music and the people that make it, I have found the interview the most fun to read. It's almost always the most informative format, too.

Robert Crenshaw's Friends, Family and Neighbors: Detroit Rocker on Roots and Working With Talented Loved Ones

Steve Karras | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Steve Karras

The best work any artist can muster is the kind that comes from a place where career is never the driving force, age is just a number and one's relevance means little, except to himself. And though Crenshaw is apt to file away the chapter of his earlier life of a rock and roller, it's possible that many exciting chapters lay ahead.

On Location With Leonie Prendergast -- 'Jimi: All is By My Side'

Duane Wells | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

Jimi: All is By My Side offers a snapshot of the singer's journey from Harlem to the heights of fame on the other side of the pond. Interestingly, however, the film was shot in Dublin, which acts as a stand-in for the swinging 60's in London -- a fact that thrilled the film's Dublin-based Costume Designer Leonie Prendergast.

Jimi Hendrix: A Musical Icon

Chris Williams | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Williams

As the biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side is set to be released to movie theaters nationwide today, it's time to reflect on the life of one of popular culture's largest iconic figures.

André 3000 Is Electric As Jimi Hendrix, But How's The Movie?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

Jimi Hendrix gets the big-screen biopic treatment in "Jimi: All is By My Side," written and directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar earlier this yea...