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Record World Early '70s: Moving Up by Showing Up

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

On my first day as a 21-year-old assistant editor at the music industry weekly Record World, co-owner Sid Parnes was unavailable for orientation. Like The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Lou Grant -- the cantankerous boss with a good mind and a good heart -- Sid kept a bottle of Scotch in his desk.

Cruisin' with Jesse J & Smokey Robinson, Plus Chatting with Kandace Springs, Steve Arrington and AJ Croce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Jessie J is such a powerhouse as a performer," says Smokey. "She gave an amazing take on 'Cruisin' for Smokey & Friends, and it was an absolute pleasure to have her join me on stage to perform it live in Edinburgh.

First Nighter: Audra McDonald Dazzles as Billie Holiday

David Finkle | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Perhaps the most complimentary remark to be made about Audra McDonald in Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill is that in 90 minutes and under Lonny Price's fully empathetic direction, she nails that voice and she gets that whole life.

Bucks Look For Scoring Punch

AP | JIM HOEHN | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The daily parade of guard candidates working out for the Milwaukee Bucks is indicative of their draft focus following the departure...

The Tao of Cross Country

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Sports
Michael Sigman

An old farmer's only horse runs away. His neighbors tell him they're sorry he's suffered "such bad luck." "We'll see," the farmer replies. The next da...

Dog Ears Music: Things My Accountant Says Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Fats Waller, Champion Jack Dupree, Supergrass, Harper Simon, Count Basie and more.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Born in November Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Neil Young, Fabolous, John Hammond, Scarface, and other artists.

Great Rock & Roll Reads for the Fall

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.11.2011 | Books
Holly Cara Price

As we leave summer 2011 behind, it's time to curl up with a good book, remembering some of the moments that brought us to where we are currently in music and pop culture.

Assumption Presumption: Predicting the Financial Future

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

If "Dow, 30,000 by 2008: Why It's Different This Time" wasn't optimistic enough, there was David Elias' "Dow 40,000: Strategies for Profiting from the Greatest Bull Market in History."