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Joni Mitchell

Is A Joni Mitchell Comeback In The Works?

Liz Smith | Posted 06.19.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Joni's old friend David Geffen is reportedly "wooing" her to perform a series of shows at his Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Those in the know and/or of a certain age, recall that Joni's celebrated "Free Man in Paris" song was written with Geffen in mind.

Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."

Images From an Outpost at the Edge of the Galaxy

Peter Max | Posted 06.03.2012 | Arts
Peter Max

When you really stop to think about it, we are made of stardust -- reassembled in flesh, blood, mind, and spirit on the earth. We enter into the world through love, the greatest emotion in the entire universe, every one of us a unique soul.

Wendy & Lisa's Fine 'Touch'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

The musical force that is Wendy & Lisa is a hard act to define, and certainly one of the best in the business when it comes to sheer musicianship and experimenting with the new.

Canadian Man Sets World Record For Balancing Surfboard On Chin

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 02.22.2012 | Weird News

In life, it's important to have balance. Perhaps no one has taken that phrase to heart or more literally than Canadian Doug McManaman. He has se...

"Midnight Blue" & Beyond: A Conversation With Melissa Manchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"One of the things that I learned from Paul Simon's class is that all the stories have been told, it's the way you tell that story that's your thumbprint. That's really the job of the writer."

Dog Ears Music: What We Really Want For ChristmasChanukahKwanzaa

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Neil Young, Bronski Beat, Cheap Trick, Hafdis Huld, The Beatles, and other artists.

Antony Bitar's Holiday Download, Chatting with Gary Clark Jr. and Macedo, Plus a James Mee Anthem

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Antony Bitar released his self-titled debut album in September, and his rendition of the Christmas classic "Silent Night" is a special gift that Antony is giving to Huffington Post readers for the holidays.

James Blake's Joni Mitchell Cover

Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Nothing makes it quite as comforting to wallow in our romantic woes around the holidays quite like Joni Mitchell. Her male equivalent, James Blake, ha...

Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

Dog Ears Music: The Leftovers II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Today we review music by Tom Waits, Lupe Fiasco, Stars, Joni Mitchell and others.

Interview: Vince Mendoza (Jazz Composer Extraordinaire)

Joseph Vella | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Joseph Vella

In the modern era of jazz, finding a true composer to follow is not the easiest thing to do. Especially if the composer can actually write beautifully melodic and emotionally deep music. Vince Mendoza does this and more.

The Warmest Chord...Thoughts On Love & Marriage

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.19.2011 | Weddings
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I grew up in an era when Joni Mitchell's declaration that "we don't need no piece of paper from the city hall" seemed just about right and the very idea of eschewing the shackles of conventional marriage thrilled us wild children of the times.

Adele, Beyonce, and Jill: A Playlist

Danielle Jackson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices
Danielle Jackson

I'm not certain there is enough of this kind of uplifting music swirling through the airwaves, so I offer this playlist. Each is a masterpiece that delights in some aspect of femininity; each encourages an honest and joyful reveling in one's spirit.

Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

From Woody Guthrie to Little Nut Tree: Chatting With Rob Wasserman and Dan Zanes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On Woody Guthrie: "in a short life he saw so much, but he was really present and there with people. I think he's just really vital, not just in his vision, but as a spokesman for America."

Songs From The South and How To Make Gravy: Conversations With Paul Kelly Plus Lisa Hannigan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Paul Kelly is a well known and highly respected songwriter all over the world, but not necessarily in the United States. Here he shares his thoughts about his music having been somewhat elusive to American audiences.

Seeds We Sow: Chatting With Lindsey Buckingham Plus Robert Earl Keen and Rose Hill Drive's Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


A Pair of Kings: Chatting with Peter Wolf and O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge, Plus Samiam's "Nightly" Audio Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Alexandra Grant On Inspiration & LA's Art Scene

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 01.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Who: Artist Alexandra Grant Current Gig: When not painting in her studio, Grant is currently part of the Baker's Dozen III exhibition at the Torran...

Kryptonite's 20th Anniversary: Chatting with Spin Doctors' Chris Barron Plus Keb Mo and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Bob Dylan's Not Really a Plagiarist (He's a Conceptual Artist)

David Galenson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

From the point of view of an experimental artist, like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan is a plagiarist; but from the vantage point of a conceptual artist, like Bruce Springsteen, Dylan is just making art.

Tribute To Miles: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Herbie Hancock is doing the European jazz festival circuit this year paying tribute to Miles Davis. Here he talks a little bit about it with me.

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

Review: My Morning Jacket "Unstaged," Plus Chatting with Erykah Badu and James Tormé

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.