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Damaged Childhood Helped Liz Graham Become a Musician With a Purpose

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I often wonder what's behind the words of a song. Most lyrics have some sort of meaning. I love when a story teller musician shares personal things. Liz Graham does just that.

Talented Siblings Play Music In A Subway Station To Raise Money For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

These three siblings are proving just how much black kids really rock. Lauren and Ashleigh, who are both gifted violinists, and Christian, an accompl...

What Possessions Were Salvaged From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Do The Astin Kids Go To School At Sea?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

Hurricane Sandy Puts Perspective Into Survivors' Lives

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

What Do Kids Who Live On A Boat Do For Fun?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Does A Family On A Boat Make A Living?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

What Strengths Did The Astin Family Find From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

When You're Living On A Boat And You Have A Fight, Where Do You Go?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

The Astin Family - Hurricane Survivors

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Did The Hurricane Sandy Survivors Pull Through In The Aftermath?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

Mondays With Marlo - The Family That Survived Hurricane Sandy

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

Jarad and Christel Astin were musicians, parents to two young daughters, and happy residents of the beachside town of Far Rockaway, New York. But ever...

Brooklyn's Fort Lean Cultivates Strange Utopia with Quiet Day

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Ever wonder about the mysterious world your brain travels to when you start to daydream without notice, or when you experience that dreamlike, transcendental state that briefly occurs before you jolt up in a slightly confused haze?

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Dear Bob Lefsetz--Please R.S.V.P.

Shelly Peiken | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Of course our largest area of discourse will be our polar opposite views on the way in which music creators are being compensated (or not compensated) in the current digital economy...(yours being: stream away and embrace the new era; mine -- fair market value for my content, please).

The Top 10 Cities For Creatives

SmartAsset.com | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
SmartAsset.com

Cities like New York and Los Angeles have, simply put, become too expensive for many working artists. So which cities present the best opportunities for today's creative workers?

The Gems of a Gemini

Pamela Levin | Posted 07.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Levin

They say I have "a lot going on." And I do ! I am a Gemini! And believe me, we are super good at juggling many balls, balancing an object on our ...

Portrait of a Quiet Musician

Quiet Revolution | Karen Walrond | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Back when I was single and child-free, I was passionate about live music. Rarely a weekend passed without my visiting a smoky bar, listening to great ...

Gothard Sisters' New CD Inspired by "Love of Simple, Timeless, and Transcendent Things"

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

The Gothard Sisters, three sisters who are "multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA," have a new CD out this week, Mountain Rose.

Tristan Prettyman: From Sad Love Songs to Sweet Lullabies?

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Prettyman's hit songs shared an authentic vulnerability in which listeners could relate. So how will her fans identify with the jubilantly in love and now pregnant version of their Prettyman?

One Lesson I Learned From This Guitar Teacher (and It's Not How to Play)

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I remember the day I woke up without a dream to follow. I was visiting a friend in Maine, staying in a picturesque attic room with a gorgeous view o...

15 Mesmerizing Photos That Capture The Spirit Of Aging Musicians

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty

About five years ago, photographer Leland Bobbé, 66, went to a New York City club to hear a friend's band and spotted what he describes as "this cool...

Funeral For B.B. King Held In Mississippi Hometown

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississipp...

What Is the Secret to Best Appreciating Classical Music?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

There are a bunch of secrets to listening to classical music. For me the big turning point was recognizing the chronology of the music, so you can actually get in a composer's head.

B.B. "The King"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I can't say anything more than others have about B.B. King. Except perhaps that my mother loved her "Blues Boy" more than any other musician in the world. They were both from Mississippi, for one thing. But there was a whole lot more to it than that.

Modernity, Change And Why We Still Need Art

Michele Mariotti | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Michele Mariotti

I think that theater, with an eye to the development of new performative languages and adaptation to the times, will manage to redeem its role in upcoming years, a role that is as indispensable for every community as that of a hospital or school.