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Wednesday Windfall: Conversations with KISS' Gene Simmons, Brian Culbertson and The Weepies

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With regards to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is it easy or hard for Gene Simmons to transform himself from an everyday person into a savior of rock 'n' roll?

Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

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

This week we feature music from Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Memphis Slim, Patsy Cline, John Cage, and more.

Mosquerade Party

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

There is only one halfway decent reason why a Mosque should be built 2 blocks away from Ground Zero in New York. It's called the 1st Amendment. Maybe you've heard of it? That's the deal with Democracy. It's not a Chinese menu.

The Art of the Podcast

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

I've always loved great listening. For me, that is the essence of an engaging music podcast. If I can recapture that lost art of listening in these noisy times then I've done my job.

Thank God It's Thursday: Miles Davis, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente and Babatunde Olatunji

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mostly celebrating jazz's 1959 frontier, six classic albums have been re-imagined as Legacy Editions, expanding each of the originals by adding an extra disc.

Meltdown: The Year Jazz Threw Out the Rules

Matthew Kohut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Kohut

How does a music festival remain edgy and relevant? The British fest Meltdown 09 made news recently by tapping Ornette Coleman as director of this year's event.

Obama and the Arts

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Campbell

Most industries are adapting and evolving during these uncertain times, but the arts have been in flux for years and years, long preceding Bush and Wall Street's dismantling.

Lover's List

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Warner

After nine years our love has deepened, and much of the credit has to go to our lover's list of songs, which I play often. It's worked for us, so I thought I'd share the top songs on our list.

Post-Bop Heir: Ravi Coltrane Quartet At Jazz Showcase

Chicago Reader | Peter Margasak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For much of his career, Ravi Coltrane steered clear of the music and influence of his iconic father, but lately he's been more willing to deal with it...

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When it was announced that 600 Starbucks outlets were closing, the music business shared the hit: less stores, less counter and display space, less product, less revenue.