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Huston Smith Has Studied Religion All His Life and There's Something He Wants You to Know

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Huston Smith was 93-years-old, plagued by hearing loss, weakened eyesight, and debilitating osteoporosis. You'd think he'd be ready to take it easy.

America Is Still Singing Woody Guthrie's Songs

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Woody Guthrie, America's most revered troubadour for social justice, would be 103 years old if he were alive today. He was born on July 14, 1912. Although he died in 1967 at 55, his songs have endured.

Before This World: Chatting With James Taylor, Plus Joan Baez Receives Ambassador of Conscience Award

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to James Taylor: "Music is that spiritual thing -- that's the thing that compels us so much: It's real. And when it connects with you, you don't make a decision about it."

Judy Collins at the Café Carlyle: A Master at Work

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Beginning with her first song, "Open the Door", Judy Collins had her audience at the Café Carlyle on the opening night of her two-week run in thrall. A performer for 56 years, her crystalline sound, whether she's accompanying herself on acoustic guitar or at piano, rang clear.

At Selma and Around the World, Pete Seeger Brought Us Closer Together

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Pete's fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many "singing tomorrows."

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

About That Time Bob Dylan Smoked Weed With The Beatles

rollingstonelogo | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By ANDY GREENE Not many people get close to Bob Dylan, but Victor Maymudes – who was Dylan...

Daily Meditation: Swing Low

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

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.

Music and Movements: The Tradition Continues

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect -- directly and indirectly -- to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.

The Club 47 Folk Revival" Explores the Iconic History of Old Cambridge Folk Club

Lesley Daunt | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Lesley Daunt

Rob Stegman has been producing and directing award-winning motion pictures for over 30 years. His work includes everything from corporate videos and educational media to broadcast and cable television.

The New Mongrels: A Resurrection of an Old Idea

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

The New Mongrels, a collective musical society, have a long history that goes back to the Civil War. As the story goes, a soldier named Henry Brooke who came back from the bloody war shell-shocked and deaf in one ear had an idea.

Baez, Belafonte & Ellsberg Celebrate the War Resisters League

John Dear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
John Dear

In her diary on October 19, 1923, 48-year-old New York City educator Jessie Wallace Hughan wrote, "Took Tracy to dinner -- had hair done -- organized the War Resisters League..." That day she launched a new independent, secular network of peace activists that has continued to resist every war since.

5 Hispanic Leaders That Everyone Should Know

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

5 Hispanic Activists And Leaders Who Paved The Way

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

The Concert Event Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sunday night's "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'" concert at Manhattan's Town Hall was one of those only-in-N...

'So Many OMG Moments'

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When Justin Timberlake couldn't attend Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brothers movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," ...

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Justin Timberlake Skips Big Benefit

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Coen brothers and T Bone Burnett will celebrate the folk music of their 1960s Greenwich Village comic drama "Inside Llewyn Davis"...

Music Hath Charms

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
Kevin Belmonte

The lives of all these artists show that music brings so many gifts in her train. To remember names like Seeger, Paul and Horowitz is to see the truth of that.

No 'Joanie Phonie' Here: Joan Baez Radiates in Newark Concert

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Jared Feldschreiber

In October 1967, Joan Baez blocked the doorways of the building at the Armed Forces Induction Center in hopes of convincing young potential inductees to not serve in the Vietnam War. As a result, Baez and others, were arrested.

The Prophetic Joan Baez

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Just as in those fresh days from decades ago, Baez continues to sing out injustice, the challenge and responsibility to be decent in a world bent on bending goodness into greed and simple pleasure into perversity. It brought to mind the prophet Ezekiel.

Have Harmony, Will Travel: A Conversation With Carla Olson, Plus a Koji and Run For Cover Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's a double-edged sword being a new artist. You have all the freshness and you can bring something completely unseen to the forefront if you mange to get your stuff out. My suggestion is just to follow your heart and not try to be anybody else."

Hotels Where The Stars Live

trivago | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
trivago

A stay in any of these historical hotels is a fantasy in itself, but living in one -- surely a luxury reserved for the VIPs of the world. The hotel se...

Why Obama 'Disappointed' Her

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

HANOI, Vietnam — At 72, Joan Baez is not short of events to anticipate: She has her mother's 100th birthday party, a tour of Australia and a new...