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The Story of Life in Color Founders, Sebastian Solano and Lukasz Tracz

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

There are few things as inspiring and motivational as a rags to riches story. The tale of Sebastian Solano, Paul Campbell, Lukasz Tracz and Patryk Tracz is surely one of the most colorful as they transformed from penniless college students to successful entrepreneurs.

Ladies and Gentleman... Nigel Hall!

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Have you ever been so mesmerized by a musician that time stands still the moment they open their mouth?

Grime and Open Data: A Match Made in London

Jack Hardinges | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Jack Hardinges

Through a Vice documentary last year, grime artist JME asked for transparency to be brought to something that affects both his livelihood and his way of life: performing music. Without realizing it, he may well have been talking about a need for open data.

Grey Tickles, Black Pressure and Bright Light: An Interview With John Grant and Rod Thomas

Logan Lynn | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

"The songs are about moments, snapshots of everyday life, and about having one's say, or at least feeling like one has had one's say. I feel it's simply a way for me to function in a world where I have never felt terribly at home."

Live & Dangerous: Thanksgiving 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Festival season is finally cooling down -- along with the temperatures -- but don't let that stop you from checking out some amazing live shows next month.

Serenity Gathering Announces Dates for 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

As autumn sweeps across the landscape and festival season begins to simmer down, daydreams of spring are already being awoken. Celebrating the Verna...

How Music, Education, and Brain Games End Up in One of Hollywood's Most Exclusive Night Clubs

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 10.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Corey Ferrugia

It's been over a week already, and I'm still having a hard time processing just how magical this night truly was for me, and why.

Review of Multimedia Rock Opera, The Portal

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Full of mythology, symbolism, growth, flawless 3D mapping, ethereal dancers, emotive actors, and mesmerizing musicianship, The Portal was an entry point that will soon flourish, evolve, and transcend.

Alina Baraz & Galimatias Perform Second Show Ever to Packed House in LA

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

I lost myself in the undulating waves of their music, closing my eyes and letting their soundscapes transport me to the sensual and fragrant world of Urban Flora.

Reflecting on Symbiosis Gathering 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Poking the sky with its palatial spires was Symbiosis Gathering, a three-day camping, transformational music festival whose aesthetics are likened to that of Burning Man.

Step Into The Portal: A New Rock Opera in Denver

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Musicals and rock operas have seen a myriad of genres for every type of music fan, however there is a new style of theater emerging for the counter-culture that will truly redefine theater.

#Katrina10: How Trust Faith and Grace Got Us Out of New Orleans in the Knick of Time

Laura Aiisha | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Laura Aiisha

I watched as the stories came in that covered the destruction, fatalities and the chaos that ensued. And my heart ached for all those who were missing, dead and displaced as a result of this storm and the busted levies. This experience had an impact on me I will never forget.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Juno Award-Winner Sean Jones

Jessica Young | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jessica Young

Jones is now flying solo and with it, he recently released his debut album titled Waiting For Midnight. I got to spend the afternoon with the star and here are 5 discoveries I just had to share.

Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I was born in Chicago in 1965. That is both a fact and a play on the song Born in Chicago by the Paul Butterfield Blues band. Being born at that time and place, I fell in love with the sound of rock and roll at an early age.

The Art Farm

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Erin Bernhardt

I wish you could close your eyes to imagine what I'm about to write as you read it. But alas, that would not be possible. Instead, read this run on se...

Live & Dangerous: Fall 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Festival season may be finally winding down, but there is still plenty of great live music happening all over the country. We've seen a ton of excellent artists emerge this summer -- here are our top three picks to keep your eye on this fall.

Recap: Glass Animals at Summerstage

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
DeShaun Craddock

Oxford-based group Glass Animals took to Central Park for an early evening performance, and it was nothing short of wonderful. The show started in t...

FIGat7th Downtown Festival Turns Up Downtown LA

Party Earth | Posted 08.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

Russell Peters (Photo Credit: Javier Guillen) Canadian comedian Russell Peters (Last Comic Standing and Chef) was a special guest DJ at the FIGat7th...

Imagine Dragons, Metric, Halsey at Barclays Center

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
DeShaun Craddock

Last night, Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons lit up the stage with smoke and mirrors--as their tour and last album title suggests. They were supported b...

An Interview With the Magic Man Behind Gathering of the Vibes, Ken Hays

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Gathering of the Vibes is one of the biggest music festivals of the Northeast and one of my personal favorites. I have been attending Vibes for fifteen years and have seen the ebb and flow of it.

From Small Day to Sonar: Festival Season Is in Full Swing

Sean Bradford | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Summer is officially here and that means more festivals than you can count and live music almost everywhere you turn. Growing up in Texas, Lollapalooza was the only festival I ever attended.

Starset to Deliver Out-of-This-World Performance at Long Island Planetarium

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Starset, whose unique style has been dubbed "cinematic rock," isn't your average rock band. That's thanks in large part to lead singer Dustin Bates, who as a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and a former teacher at the International Space University, is anything but your average musician.

The James Brown Dance Party Is My Happy Place

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

The more I expose myself to live music, the easier it is for me to infuse those feelings of pure joy and happiness to seep into my everyday experience. The James Brown Dance Party is the band that does that for me to the max.

At the Heart of It: Colleen Raney on Music and Connection

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

Ask almost any artist, and he or she will tell you the expression of art is about far more than the art form itself. Painting goes beyond canvas and oils. Dancing is not just about choreography.

Canaan Smith: One of Country's Best New Sounds of Summer

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Country fans with tickets to Dierks Bentley's 40-city Sounds of Summer Tour, which kicks off June 5 in Raleigh, will be doing themselves a major disservice if they don't show up to venues early.