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I'll Miss You Dobie Gray, Plus Chatting With MTV World Exec Nusrat Durrani

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

At first, I wanted to write an obituary for my friend Dobie Gray who passed away last week after losing his battle with cancer. Instead, I decided to share a few mainly professional memories of the man who introduced amazing hits into pop culture.

Lucas Kavner

Iconic Folk Singer Talks Life, Cancer, Songwriting | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home

In the late 1960s now-legendary folk musician John Prine was living in Maywood, Illinois, and working as a mailman. At night he would venture out t...

Rescued Baby Dolphin Now Stars In Film With Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The little injured dolphin they called Winter couldn't have come along at a better time for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a...

Keb' Mo's "...Enchilada," Plus Chats with Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Alex Miller, Flogging Molly's Dave King, and Lindi Ortega

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here the dynamic duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks chat with me about their debut album Revelator.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

WATCH: Alec Baldwin And Other Celebs Celebrate The Clean Air Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Repower America has gained the support of many famous faces in this new video for their campaign to defend the Clean Air Act. The video alleges that ...

Blindsight: Economics, Country Music, Tea Parties, and Third World America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Americans need ways to process all the information they're receiving. They're struggling with the cognitive dissonance they experience when they're told the economy's doing better, because they know that in their world it's not.

Dog Ears Music: As Summer Ends Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Iron & Wine, the Hotrats, Ike and Tina Turner, Foghat, Pegi Young, and more.

"Redemption Song": My Post-Emmy Playlist For George Clooney

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Moments before he accepted the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from his lovely friend and former hospital co-worker Julianna Margulies, George Clooney proved once and for all what a truly great humanitarian he is.

The NERDIEST Celebrities (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Celebs aren't usually known for their book smarts or academic awards, but there are a few who defy expectations. Who would have thought that the dad f...

HuffPost Video Debut: Angelique Kidjo with Fela!, Plus Los Lobos, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and A Conversation With Darrell Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


"Ballad Of An Easy Rider" - A Playlist For Dennis Hopper

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Dennis Hopper struck me as a remarkable and fascinating man to be around. He may never have been seen as a King like Elvis, but as an actor and an artist, he was a real prince, and an inspiring comeback story.

HuffPost Review: Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Either you're a Leonard Cohen fan or you're not; there seems to be no middle ground. Which pretty much sums up who the audience is for Leonard Cohen L...

Still Awesome After All These Years: An Interview With Producer Phil Ramone

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Over the years, this innovative producer and engineer has been at the board behind many classic records, earning fifteen Grammy awards.

"Thank You Friends": A Very Special Thanksgiving Playlist For The Huffington Post Community

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my personal Thanksgiving playlist, designed to help put us all in the proper mindset for Thursday's holiday, and arguably for every other day here on earth too.

Crazy Heart: The Dude Can Sing

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In Crazy Heart, the debut film from writer/director Scott Cooper, the charismatic Jeff Bridges is at his down-home best as washed-up country star Bad Blake.

HuffPost Reviews: Twilight's New Moon, Kerouac's Big Sur, Cohen's Isle Of Wight, and more including This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Leading off with Death Cab For Cutie's infectious "Meet Me On The Equinox," New Moonmay be after your traditional teen market's pop dollars, but they're also attempting to tap into 20-something angst.

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown #7: All's Fair In Love And Warring College Application Services

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Like many families, you probably embraced the popular and seemingly logical approach and sent the school's own application to your first-choice school to show how much you care.

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, For Those Who Still Care #5

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

This week's picks: Alice in Chains, Elvis Costello, Corey Harris, Ian Hunter, Kris Kristofferson, Madness, Rod Stewart, Madonna and more.

'Detroit' Country Song Could Mean Rehab For Republicans

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why should the president and Congress take note of a hit country song? Because music can be a glimpse into the national psyche, even in this age of prefabricated pop and country.

Toby Keith Rages At Ethan Hawke

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS — Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future. The country star lit into the actor for an artic...

HuffPost Reviews: Leonard Cohen - Live In London / Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! / Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins - Sara Watkins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Leonard's voice really has grown better over the years, Yeah Yeah's new album is 42 minutes of electronically retro-licious pop, and Sara Watkins is as a serious lyricist with a mission.

Kris Kristofferson On Booze, His Beard And Crazy Dennis Hopper

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Legendary singer and actor Kris Kristofferson gave an interview to the UK Guardian about booze, crazy Dennis Hopper and pioneering the beard. Highli...