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Koji: More than Just a Pretty Face

Holley Perry | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

On top of being a singer/songwriter, Koji is also an activist, designer and photographer. He is truly a rare find these days. While most of us are struggling to get through the day, Koji is doing whatever he can to help other people.

David Lyve: The Music and the Man

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

I first met David Lyve in the fall when he was a part of a music showcase at SOBs in SoHo here in New York City. When it was his time to hit the stage, the announcer called out his name and he emerged from the crowded room of people playing the strings of his guitar.

5 Powerful Leadership Lessons From Musicians

Simon Tam | Posted 03.05.2015 | Small Business
Simon Tam

In 2010, Lady Gaga tweeted a photo of herself standing in front of the marquee at Madison Square Garden. Later that night, she explained how she would dream that one day her name would be in lights at the venue.

Astoria Characters: The Bird Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.11.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"The Bird Lady of Astoria," as everyone calls her, has been known to drive her chair all the way to Astoria Park, which is about 5 miles from her apartment. It's no big deal , she says, because the chair can go 15 miles without a recharge.

Astoria Characters: The Sax Player

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.28.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Carol Sudhalter, the founder of Astoria Big Band and the quartet that bears her name, walks into this improv stage, which is her living room and the room she does most of her living in. She hoists Betty, a big brassy baritone sax, and cradles it in her arms like a baby.

How My Secret Music Came to Be

Amy Kress | Posted 03.16.2015 | Denver
Amy Kress

Every event, every obstacle is part of the puzzle. I have to trust that this is all part of the big picture because it just seems too huge and traumatizing to be random.

What 'Whiplash' Can Teach Us About Pushing A 'Great' Too Far

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

Their amazing skill and passion for music, as well as pushing the limits of their own personal capabilities for the sake of the art, rocketed them to the top of the music world. But what created them? What drove them to be better than anyone else and exceed that even?

'Little' Jimmy Dickens, Oldes Opry Member, Has Died

AP | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand...

WATCH: 7-year-old Violinist Hopes To Bring Peace Through Music

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices

Meet Leah Flynn, a pint-sized violin prodigy with a heart of gold. At just 7-years-old, Leah has become an extraordinary violinist whose recorded ...

Once a Soldier, Today a Heartist. The Journey From External Demand to Guidance From Within

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

after 40 years of wandering in my internal desert, I was able to transform my fearful obedience into love and acceptance of the truth of my heart. I reclaimed my choice.

3 Things You Learn When 15 million People Suddenly Know Who You Are

Blessing Offor | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Blessing Offor

It's certainly not every day that you find yourself in front of 15 million new people, performing for the judges on The Voice. That kind of sudden platform will teach you a thing or two about human nature.

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Destani Wolf

When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

Tea and Conversation with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.26.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Contrary to most things that I have read or seen, the Billy Corgan I encountered on September 17th was warm, personable, and very thoughtful. It was clear he had spent a lot of time thinking about counter-culture and its mass expectation biases on established art and celebrities.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

Topping Off Carnegie Hall & Steinway Hall With an Opera at the Fringe

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

The New York International Fringe Festival this summer includes a new opera by Matthew Zachary Johnson: The Boston Tea Party Opera. This show marks a new direction in his work. Johnson is the composer of a body of often-performed classical saxophone works.

Colbie Caillat Surprises Southwest Passengers With a Serenede

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

Imagine wiling away your time on your Southwest flight back home, snacking on peanuts, watching the clouds whiz by, listening to the ding of the seatbelt sign and the whirring of the plane engines, and suddenly, there's an announcement overhead that Colbie Caillat is on board.

Bonnaroo Lets Social Media Choose Next Performer At Upcoming Music Festival

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Ever dreamed of rocking out with your band at Bonnaroo? How about sprouting wings and taking flight over the crowd at Bonnaroo like an eagle? Well, we...

WATCH: 'Slacker Rock' Songstress Courtney Barnett Takes The HuffPost Live Stage

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett's most recent double EP embodies the spirit of the laid-back "slacker rock" genre, but she's working over...

Chris Neville of Tributosaurus Opens Wire

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"Inspiration is overrated. Passion is what gets you there, but work is what makes you great," said Chris Neville, lead singer and musical arranger of ...

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

David Kanegis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

For many of us, Pete Seeger symbolized all that was great and noble in our country. Many of us were disaffected as the young of all generations tend to be. Here was a man born of our parents generation who "got us." If you were one of the lucky ones like me, your parents got him as well.

Music and Daydreaming: Achieve Your Dreams Now

Omar Akram | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Omar Akram

The answer seems obvious to me. Find your music, find your voice. Believe it or not, the world is actually waiting for you to achieve your dreams, so you can give your unique gifts away.

Astoria Characters: The Guitar Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Once Jon Christopher Allen finds his voice, he loses himself in the song. And everything's all right.

SIC Shingerview: Jack Conte, Musician, CrowdFunder

David Shing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Shing

One of the most unique people that I met at the Seattle Interactive Conference was Jack Conte. Jack is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, entrepreneur, and filmmaker, and he started a crowd-funding platform, Patreon.

Guitar Center Workers Rock the Shop Floor

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
Michelle Chen

If your 9-to-5 job revolves around your life's passion, the satisfaction of being surrounded by what you love can offset the daily grind. But such pas...