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Andraé Crouch: An Artist for the Ages

Mark Joseph | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

"Now he belongs to the ages," was my first thought when I got the call that my friend Andraé Crouch had succumbed to the heart attack that felled him the week before. As grandiose as it may sound, he was a musical giant who may one day be fully appreciated in death in ways that sometimes eluded him in life.

Cheyenne Jackson Celebrates Sobriety at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The big question when it comes to Cheyenne Jackson is whether or not the intimate cabaret stage is enough of a venue for this dynamic multi-talented p...

Iconic Authors And Musicians Are Having The Best Fashion Week Ever

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Style

In case Céline's Spring 2015 ad featuring Joan Didion wasn't iconic or exciting enough for you, Saint Laurent's news, while a bit more ambiguous, mig...

Crime Of The Century: Chatting with Roger Hodgson, Simon & Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell Box Reviews and a KMC Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Regardless, Simon & Garfunkel's The Complete Albums Collection is an absolute essential. Each of these albums -- even the folk-drenched Wednesday Morning, 3am -- paint a picture of their era and suggest what we've lost spiritually and intellectually since then.

A Hard Candy Christmas

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

I am one of three people in this particular solar system who still send Christmas cards by post. The other two are 97-year-old female twins who never married and live in rural Wisconsin in the house they were born in. I am an anachronism. And happy to be.

Where 13 Famous Women Were At Awkward Age 20

Bustle | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Bustle

Being 20 is actually pretty liberating. You're allowed to be unsure about everything. You're allowed to change your mind about what you want in life. Success can come later, but for now, just know that you're not alone.

My Conversation with Joni Mitchell

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Joni tells me about her approach to writing -- including her assessment of one of her best-known songs, "Both Sides Now", which she wrote when she was just 21 years old.

Premiere: Jillette Johnson Covers Joni Mitchell's Wintery 'River'

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

I like it when artists look for less-popular holiday tunes, ones that aren't necessarily new (which is a task of its own), but aren't one of the two dozen or so that have literally been covered hundreds of times. Anyone else not looking for another version of "Jingle Bells"?

The Devil's Bargain: The Illusion of a Trouble-Free Existence in the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Who is really to blame when the wool gets pulled over your eyes: you, for believing the con man, or the con man for being true to his nature?

Daily Meditation: Where Dreams Fly

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion

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

Daily Meditation: Case Of You

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion

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

Possibilities and Nostalgia: Conversations with Herbie Hancock and Annie Lennox

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

HH: "I'm saying that everybody has infinite opportunities for exploration in a forward motion of their life and hopefully this is an encouragement for people to not be afraid to get out of their comfort zone and examine new territory, new ideas, new perspectives as part of the growth process."

Conversations with Jamie Cullum, Peter White and Amanda Kravat, Plus Yellowcard Teams with Invisible Children

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jamie Cullum: "I've lived my short life as a record geek. I take quite a heavy interest in music. Lots of people are interested in music, but I'm the kind of guy who'd be digging through boxfuls of old records in secondhand stores and record fares and things like that."

Rita Wilson Riffs on Taking Risks at Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Rita Wilson told a funny story about having worked with Bobby Short, resident star singer pianist at this special supper club back in the day. "It was a commercial," she laughed and sang a few notes from the Charlie ad, and we never really met. That was my brush with greatness."

On and Off the Record with Graham Nash (In Conversation with Mr. Fish)

Mr. Fish | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Mr. Fish

I recently met with the artist on a rooftop terrace bar overlooking New York City to talk about politics, radicalism, indecency, hicks and critics, Yoko Ono and what Joni Mitchell might remember about one of the most significant moments of his life.

Daily Meditation: Keep An Open Mind

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

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

Solo Concerts, Stealin' Home and Similar Skin: Chats with Bruce Hornsby, Iain Matthews and Umphrey's McGee...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Iain Matthews: My daughter designed a cover for one of my albums, with a drawing and misspelled my first name. Rather than correct it, I simply changed my name.

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

Heaven: Conversations With Robert Francis, Nazareth's Dan McCafferty, The Mavericks' Paul Deakin and NRBQ's Terry Adams

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Robert, I interviewed you for your last two albums and felt that Before Nightfall, at the time of its release, was a brilliant album. And I'm hearing a lot of similarities between that one and Heaven.

Conversations With José James, Theo Croker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Plus An Exclusive From Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

José James: "Hearing a musician make music that has no commercial intent is pretty amazing. It feels different. I kind of wanted to tap into some of that energy and bring it on the album. Hopefully in a small way it's there."

Easy Listener: 5 You-Gotta-Have CDS From Five You-Must-Know Women

David Finkle | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

If you like great songs -- not necessarily great songs you already know -- and you like women delivering them, here are CDs that you'd be extremely foolish to think you can live without:

Dog Ears Music: National Wig Out Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music from Beck, White Denim, Super Furry Animals, Fastball, and more.

Chameleon & Future's Past: Chatting with Dave Mason and Harvey Mason, Plus Gabrielle Aplin's Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Her single "The Power Of Love" has been featured in Resurrection promos airing on ABC-TV, plus she has toured with Ed Sheeran, Gotye, John Mayer, and many others.

Californication Music News, Chats with Mark Rivera and Allen Kovac, Plus Johnzo West and David Berkeley Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So here's the official scoop on Californication's music followed by a 45 second snippet of a remix of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door."

What Ringo Starr And Other Older Rock Stars Really Think About Aging

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg At the Aging in America conference I just attended, the annual gathering of the American Society o...