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From UHF and Mandatory Fun to Gulf Coast Blues and Autumn: Chatting with "Weird Al" Yankovic and George Winston...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Weird Al has two releases coming up--a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of UHF and also The Compleat Al. Here he explains why there's the sudden Al-Fest.

Conversations With Gary Numan, Katey Sagal and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Plus a Shelby Lynne Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I don't feel that electronic music is "my thing." I know it's what I've done all my life, but I still feel slightly removed from it somehow. But I think it's good for music in general.'

Save the Country

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Susan Sisko Carter

"Negotiations between Obama and the Republicans... they have failed. The suspense... it continues," he says. Then he speaks words of his own: "Your government is shut. And everyone in your country has a gun."

Nilsson Still, Son! Chatting with Jimmy Webb on Harry Nilsson, Plus Catching Up with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think now is a great time to go back and take another look at Harry, in light of what we know about all the drug use and all the crazy stuff that we were all into and that he seemed to gravitate towards. He reveled in offending people, to be honest with you. It didn't bother him too much."

Conversations with Melanie and Steve Forbert, Plus Noah Chenfeld's 'Suddenly End'

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Real Story Behind 'Wedding Bell Blues'

Michele Kort | Posted 06.14.2012 | Weddings
Michele Kort

It wasn't just a hit: It became a pre-Internet meme. Need a headline for an article about problems planning your wedding or hoping that the guy you're pining after proposes to you? Headline it "Wedding Bell Blues."

"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."

Who Earned A Spot In The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses. The seminal rock band of the late 1980s and early `90s, best known for hit...

Dog Ears Music: Ghostlike II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by The Heavy, Leyland Kirby, Big Maybelle, Yoko Ono & The Brother Brothers, and other artists.

Annals of the Overrated: Lady Gaga and The Tree of Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Last week I saw Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. Then I saw Lady Gaga on SNL. And I had the same reaction to both: Why are there so many people out there willing to declare this stuff great art?

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.

Lisa Lowell's Beautiful Behavior

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Most of us know Lisa Lowell from her backing vocals with various artists, perhaps most famously as a member of Bruce Springsteen's Sessions Band in 20...

"No Matter Who You Vote For The Government Always Get In": A Playlist For Election Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

My Fellow Americans, I simply wanted to take just a musical moment to encourage each and every one of you to vote this election day. Here are some tunes of encouragement.

"American Tune": A Playlist For These Un-United States

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I had a waking dream last night in which Newt Gingrich was lobbying to have the word "United" in the "United States Of America" formally removed once and for all.

An Interview with Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Last Herb and Lani re-emerged, hitting the road for a series of low-key shows which were recorded for the newly-released Anything Goes -- the first time they've ever collaborated musically.

New Jersey's Bon Jovi Snubbed By Rock Hall Again

Joe Territo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Territo

Why can't Bon Jovi catch a break in Cleveland?

Dog Ears Music: Holiday Playlist

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

A comprehensive set of holiday music recommendations from Dog Ears Music, including Otis Redding, Spike Jones, The Klezmonauts, Keith Richards, Run-DMC, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, and many more.