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SXSW Criticized Over Deportation Warning To Foreign Musicians

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.02.2017 | Entertainment

South by Southwest organizers rushed to explain a portion of their contract that warns immigration authorities may be notified if foreign musicians br...

'The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times': Cultural Highlights Of 2016

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

Concert - Starman: A Celebration of David Bowie Just six days after his death, more than 20 bands and 100 performers came together to celebrate the l...

Guitarist Born Without Arms Strums Sweet Melodies

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 09.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Up Close and Purposeful: Evan Ross

The Huffington Post | Nick Palladino | Posted 09.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Quinn Sullivan: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

I have had the opportunity to watch 17-year old Massachusetts native Quinn Sullivan open for blues legend Buddy Guy on numerous occasions, as well as perform on the Experience Hendrix tour. What I know for certain is that this guitar player has come a long way from being discovered by Buddy Guy in New Bedford, Mass when he was 7. That's right. . . seven.

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Josh Michaels Talks About His Upcoming Track "Awaken Now" from His EP Out Of The Deep Blue

Stacey Chillemi | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Stacey Chillemi

A caring and committed citizen, he stands out among the New York musicians of his generation. Michaels dreams and touching past memories from his rock...

Musician Dan Henig And Comedian Melinda Hill

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Just what do a break-out musician and a veteran comedian have in common? Lots it turns out!

Prasanna: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 08.05.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

From his Carnatic musical roots in India, to his distinctive technical approach to playing guitar today, Prasanna challenges the listening audience to go on a ride with him. His newest CD All Terrain Guitar takes you on a musical journey, making a variety of stops along the way.

Jay Sean Chats About His New Single

The Huffington Post | Kara Ramonetti | Posted 08.05.2016 | Entertainment

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Astoria Characters: The Servant of Syncopation

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.19.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The first thing you see in Mark A. Thomas' apartment is the Roland digital piano. It's big and black, and you have to dance around it, as Dick Van D...

The Joy of Doing and Failing at What You Love As an Emerging Adult

Summer Luk | Posted 06.03.2016 | College
Summer Luk

Like many recent college graduates, I was hit with the fear of entering "real" life, where for the first time, I have to truly take responsibility for...

Laurie Anderson: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Be loose!" The legendary multimedia artist, musician and film director Laurie Anderson puts it as simply and clearly as that when she here advises ar...

Astoria Characters: The Violinist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.24.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Why the violin? Marina Fragoulis isn't quite sure why she chose it. She was 10, and all she knew was that, for no particular reason, she didn't want...

Feel So Bad, So Good: Blues/Soul Singer Julie Rhodes at The Lizard Lounge

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

Julie Rhodes wants to make you feel bad in the best possible way. The crowd sandwiched into The Lizard Lounge, one of Boston's storied, shaggy music v...

Let's Hail the Purple Prince of Musical Peace

Maya Mathias | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Maya Mathias

As a child of the 80s, I was more enthralled by mainstream Michael Jackson, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper than by edgy Prince. My life had little angst, so Prince's dark and dangerous persona held little appeal.

Paisley: A Pattern Made For A Prince

Alona Elkayam | Posted 04.25.2016 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Prince loved patterns. We know that because he named his recording studio, Paisley Park, after one of the oldest patterns in history.

A Poem about Prince titled "Alas"

Peter Reynosa | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Peter Reynosa

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, Graffiti in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), 2009, Zarateman This is a poem I just wrote about Prince, and it is titl...

Being Yourself In The Coldest Rain On The Darkest Night In Your Black Windbreaker

Sidney Chase | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Sidney Chase

Virginia native McKinley Dixon has been in the game for a minute. He knows what he wants and he is passionate about prensenting himself authentically above all. McKinley is more than just a rapper or a hip hop connoisseur. He's somewhat of a Picasso, he's truly an artist.

Megan O'Malley: Her Space in a Piece of History

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Johnathan Lee Iverson

When Megan O'Malley got the call to join the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® band, she was concerned. "Initially I was apprehensive," she says. "The trombonist before me was also a woman."

An NYU Transgender Musician's Journey to Self-love

Summer Luk | Posted 03.26.2017 | Queer Voices
Summer Luk

Dealing with any change is difficult, but for me, moving across country and identifying with my correct gender, turned whole life turned around.

Gwen Stefani Says Returning To Music Was A Spiritual Experience

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion

Gwen Stefani opened up about what it felt like to return to her first love -- songwriting -- after going through a period of intense personal struggle...

The Role of the Musician and Artist in Tense Social Times By Nedelka F. Prescod

New England Conservatory | Posted 02.24.2017 | Arts
New England Conservatory

As a musician, or as an Artist, as I prefer to think of myself, I often feel there is way too much pressure on us creatives to be this undefinable super-being for the world.

Up-and-Coming Artists Dish on Breaking Into the Entertainment Business

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.03.2017 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

How do you break into the entertainment biz? Whether it is the silver screen or the rock 'n' roll stage, getting there is an incredibly hard journey and many more make the trip than those who arrive.

Jon Butcher: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 01.29.2017 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Jon Butcher is a recognized American rock and blues guitarist and songwriter from the Boston music scene whose career has spanned more than thirty years. I caught up with Jon and talked about the songwriters who have inspired him, the difference in writing for himself vs. writing for television and movies, and his newest CD titled 2ROADS EAST.