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Small Town Values in a Big Time Lawyer

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

It could be that President Obama is a small town guy after all. His early adulthood on the south side of Chicago is where he found a "small town" environment that embraced him.

HuffPost Reviews: Bon Jovi, The Killers, AC/DC, Sting, Tori Amos, and More, Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The eternally youthful Jon Bon Jovi and his disciples have built their ministry upon the same New Jersey rock that Bruce Springsteen assembled his flock, and the band used this album as a slight genuflection to their own glory days.

A Very Special Christmas: A Conversation with Tim Shriver, Vicki Iovine, Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, and Mitchel Musso, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.

Watch Farm Aid 2009 Live

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For two and a half decades, the Farm Aid concert has raised money for family farms and promoted local, organic food. All of the usual suspects are the...

It's Time to Teach Children About Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm convinced that most of the mistakes made handling money result from lack of information and bad habits formed in childhood.

Mew At The Troubadour, John Mellencamp's No Better Than This, and Stephen Schwartz Gets Five For Fighting

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Mellencamp says his next album was made in part at Sun Studios. "Everything was set up exactly as Cash and Elvis Presley recorded."

HuffPost Review: Daughtry - Leave This Town

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The album still kicks its multi-hit, multi-platinum predecessor's ass, alternating between big guitar'd, Creed-inspired grunge-a-longs and country-bred, beer hall breakup ballads across its twelve powerful tracks.

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

The Day of Sharing

Wayne Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wayne Kramer

That the recording industry is in the toilet is no surprise. How is it that artists don't see the solution?

On My Mind: The State of the Music Business

John Mellencamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Mellencamp

Had the music industry not been decimated by a lack of vision caused by corporate bean counters obsessed with the bottom line, musicians could still create music rather than having to market it as well.

HuffPost Video Premiere: Playing For Change Presents "Don't Worry"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Featuring over twenty musicians from four continents who have never met, "Don't Worry" makes its auspicious debut today, on Martin Luther King Day, and is featured here.

Why Not One Country

Rich Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Silverstein

2008-10-30-thisland.jpg Our country is all the "real America," from sea to sea. It's one place and in tough times, it's all the more important to remind ourselves of what we share, rather than what divides us.

Huffington Post Video Premiere: "Troubled Land" by John Mellencamp

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2008-10-28-mellencamp.jpgThe black and white video takes its subject matter beyond the implied anti-war message of Mellencamp's tag line "bring peace to this troubled land."

John Mellencamp Radio Ad for Obama

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

Hoosier son John Mellencamp has recorded an ad for Obama's campaign that's playing around Indiana. iPhone users: Click to watch As my partner, Jeram...

John Mellecamp's Political Discontent

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

John Mellencamp, one of the first to oppose the war in Iraq, has an interview in the LA Times talking about his new music and his political discontent...

Our Next President Could Learn a Lot from Willie Nelson

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

While we're told that big agribusiness will save us, it's a system centralizing their control of our food system that got us here.

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.

Hillary Rallies Indiana With John Mellencamp and Mary Steenburgen

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

At a Hillary rally in Indiana, John Mellencamp played a song. Mary Steenburgen told me that she and Hill are gal pals and that their daughters grew up together and that Hillary brags about Chelsea.

Watch It - Edwards With John Mellencamp Last Night

Shelby Highsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shelby Highsmith

Between the back row seating and defective WiFi connection, I had a little bit of technical difficulty getting the video stream broadcast out of John ...

John Mellencamp To McCain: Stop Playing My Songs!

Rolling Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

At some recent John McCain campaign rallies, John Mellencamp's "Our Country" and "Pink Houses" have been booming out over the speakers. Uplifting hear...

Massive Crowd For Edwards-Mellancamp Rally; Elizabeth Praises John's Looks

Politico | Anne Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, another star took to the stage to croon the audience at the Val Air Ballroom, although instead of performing for Mike Huckabee supporters,...

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Revealed

Billboard | Jonathan Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall ...