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A Desperate Plea to Save the Iconic Pan Am Worldport

Helen Davey | Posted 09.11.2013 | New York
Helen Davey

I'll never forget the first time I walked through that awe-inspiring terminal in my brand-new Pan Am uniform in 1965. It was my training flight to Paris, and I was on my way to see the world -- the "Pan Am World."

Q&A with Noa, Israel's Superstar Singer-Songwriter & Peace Activist

Tom Teicholz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

"Israeli artists who perform abroad invariably carry a message of peace and of culture, and arts, above all...It's the responsibility of every human being who wants to live in peace to work for it. You can't expect people to do the work for you. ... I'm a singer, so I sing for peace."

Ron Sexsmith: Touring the Forever Endeavour

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, dig: If you're in or around Los Angeles, the charming, smart and hella talented singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith plays Largo at the Coronet tonight, the 5th of June. They don't like it if you're late. Factor in traffic. Get there.

Nicole Henry Redefines the '70s With Her Latest CD, So Good, So Right

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

There is nothing better than a live recording which captures the shine and pizzazz of a performer in real time. Jazz diva Nicole Henry's latest CD, So Good, So Right, takes us front and center at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, New York City.

The State of the State (Song) of the Golden State

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

If you've heard "I Love You California" at all, chances are it's from a Jeep commercial. Has the moment arrived to dream up a more up-to-date theme?

GOP Suffers Big Yellow Taxi Syndrome

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans never knew what their districts had gotten from the federal government. Until it was gone. Until after they'd paved it over with the sequester. Now they're stalled in an economically barren parking lot of their own creation.

After Searching to Find Herself, Heather Maloney Finally Arrives

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

One of the joys about covering music in my spare time is hearing a singer-songwriter or band for the first time, not having any preconceived notions o...

littlefork, Hollywood's Best New Restaurant

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

As a native New Englander who lives in Los Angeles, I was excited to dine on a recent evening with a female friend. Every single item was outstandingly fresh, delicious and a menu I want to revisit again.

Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations With Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Love and Its Aftermath Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

The Best Rock Concert Movie -- and What Makes It Better on Blu-Ray

John Farr | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's my (and many others') pick for the best rock concert movie ever: Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz. For those in the dark, this was Scorsese's filming of The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976.

Haim, Three Sisters From LA, Has Just Been Anointed by the BBC -- Soon America Will Find Out Why

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The band is sometimes described as a latter-day Fleetwood Mac, but Este, Alana and Danielle Haim are so much more than that.

Allison Williams To Play Carly Simon?

Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment

Allison Williams could be going from "Girls" to "Girls Like Us." According to Variety, "Girls Like Us," based on Sheila Weller's book, is picking up s...

LOOK: "Beyond The Parking Lot" At Artisphere

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.03.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Joni Mitchell is to thank for the newest exhibit at the Artisphere. Inspired by Mitchell's “Big Yellow Taxi," curator and arti...

LOOK: 91-Year-Old Woman Meets Daughter After 67 Years

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.01.2012 | Good News

You could say Bessie Sedor's reunion with her daughter after 67 years is the icing on the cake. Every year, Sedor would bake a cake on Aug. 3 to secre...

Takin' It to the Suites

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Mitt Romney: He's not a leader, but he plays one on TV. Mitt Romney: the American Idol candidate.

Catching Up With Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Plus Exclusives From Van Ghost and Unstoppable Death Machines

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Havoc and Meatbats: Conversations With Alanis Morissette and Chad Smith

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: What to Play While the Analyst Is Away

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Raconteurs, Elvis Costello, Pink Martini, Crystal Castles, Wilco, Joni Mitchell and more.

Music Biz Icon Joe Smith Donates Awesome Audio Chats

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

At age 84, Joe has lost none of his comic timing. When I reminded him of the good deed he'd done for me so long ago, he paused for a beat and said, "Yeah, I sure am a great guy, aren't I?"

Joni Mitchell's Edgy '60s Style

The Huffington Post | Shana Honig | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

With her stick straight hair, bare feet, turquoise jewelry and guitar-as-accessory, Joni Mitchell personified '70s bohemian style. The folk artist wou...

Ray Bradbury Did Not Die Today

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books
Leslie Irish Evans

Had you asked me a week ago if I liked Ray Bradbury, I would have said "Yes, of course." But it's today, reflecting upon his reported "death." that I am most fully moved by the power of his work.

Storm & Grace: A Conversation With Lisa Marie Presley, Plus A.J. Croce Heads East in May

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Because of the organic-ness and the honesty and the Lisa Marie Presley presence on the recordings, do you feel like this might be the closest to the vibe -- not necessarily the recordings -- of what your dad, Elvis, was trying to do?

Gil Evans' Centennial Tribute, Plus a Conversation With John Pizzarelli and Jon Cleary's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'