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Why Should Music?

Jessica Voigt-Page | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
Jessica Voigt-Page

Should experiencing music enrich people's lives? I hope it does, but do those without music or musical enjoyment lack enrichment? If music should challenge people's perceptions of their current reality, is it then wrong for them to peacefully enjoy it?

Shining Star: Celebrating Maurice White

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The best way to remember Maurice is to listen to him. And one of my favorite performances was on the old "Live By Request" show for which Mark McEwen was the ever genial host.

Actress/Singer Meital as Seen Through the Eyes of Famed Photographer Henry Diltz

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

What I have here is a combination of talent. Meital is an actress and singer who took Israel by storm. She has toured the world and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music.

Really? We're Sitting With the Orchestra?! Beethoven's Fifth: From the Inside Out

Jack Meyer | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Jack Meyer

On the subway after work one night, Mathilde noticed a fellow passenger carrying a violin case. "Do you play?" she asked. "Yes, I'm on my way to an ...

Nicki Minaj and Ne-Yo Take the Stage in Controversial Africa Performances: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H | Posted 01.24.2016 | Entertainment
Christine Ngaruiya, MD MSc DTM&H

Nicki Minaj recently performed in Angola despite pleas against it given ties to the country's corrupt leadership, a dictatorial head, and finances sta...

Musician Pierce Fulton On His First Headlining Tour

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I love listening to positive stories about people making a living at their passion. Pierce Fulton is just the guy I needed to hear from while waiting with baited breath for a weekend snowstorm here in New York. Plus, Pierce is really adorable.

Let's Dance: Eulogy for David Bowie

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

The other day, I was about halfway through a piece on David Bowie's outstanding, genre-annihilating new album, Blackstar. Today, I write something new, a head full of Starman-studded memories, eyes damp with real tears.

Smokey Robinson's Career Really Began In The First Grade

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.13.2016 | OWN

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Rozwell Kid Talks Growing Up, Girls and Goatees

Reilly Wieland | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

2015 has been a ridiculous year for West Virginia-based band Rozwell Kid. It seems to be just one tour after another for these guys as they progress into different reincarnations of punk and cool.

15 for '15: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

This was a strong year for music and one that felt more tumultuous than ever for planet Earth and its inhabitants. No coincidence, I'm sure. Here are some favorites from 2015.

For Musicians, Singers, and the People Who Love Them

Peter Himmelman | Posted 12.03.2015 | Arts
Peter Himmelman

I say this for my brothers and sisters who have elected to become soundwave-shapers, who have given their time, their sweat, and their waking (and dreaming) hours over to this strange and hallowed profession: The world would be a mighty desolate place without you in it.

Steadfast Musician Cameron Ernst Believes in Determination

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

A serious goofball? A goofy, serious kind of guy? Read this interview with musical artist Cameron Ernst and let me know what you think of him! Because, you know, I always need help in that department.

Billy Gibbons: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Most people know William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons as the sunglasses-wearing, bearded guitarist in the band ZZ Top. This born & bred "Sharp Dressed" Texan recently spun his signature rock and blues into something a little bit different -- something you may never have expected.

Naomi Berrill's From the Ground: Music to Soothe Our Collective Soul

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In times of violence and grief, we are too consumed with patching up the holes left on our hearts to remember to keep our eyes to the stars. But that's when someone like singer and cellist Naomi Berrill comes in to save the day.

TuneRise Opens Contest in Search of the Next Big DJ or Music Producer

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
ScreenCraft

The teams behind ScreenCraft, Buffalo 8 Productions, and Bondit announced the launch of TuneRise, a global, digital talent discovery platform for unsigned music artists.

Ted Nugent: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

He may be known as the "Motor City Madman," but when Ted Nugent called me up a few months back as I sat in my hotel room in New Orleans, the way that he spoke reminded me of a book that I once read.

Meet The Pakistanis Who Won't Let The Music Stop

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

When Pakistan makes headlines, it's usually for a "security" issue -- attacks by the Pakistani Taliban, peace talks in neighboring Afghanistan, ...

Mitch Albom's New Book Is Beautiful Music to the Ears

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.03.2015 | Books
Rabbi Jason Miller

Ever since the huge literary success of "Tuesdays with Morrie," Mitch Albom has been trying to reach the same level of storytelling magic.

Gary Clark Jr: From Behind the Six-String

Jason Landry | Posted 11.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Music does heal. And if you have been listing to what Gary Clark Jr. has been singing and strumming over the past few years, you may have found your special musical elixir.

Music Matters at Celebrity Fêtes

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Stacy Slotnick

Music is an exceptional art form that is transformative even for those who have seen and heard it all. It is the perfect aria storm when music at an A-list event is heavy with convivial portent.

Video Contest About Money in Politics Draws New Artists and Activists Into the Movement

Rio Tazewell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Rio Tazewell

Americans across the country, most of whom have never before spoken out in support of a constitutional amendment, are sharing their creativity with the movement to get big money out of politics -- and our movement is stronger for it.

Actions Speak Louder Than Notes! Piano Prodigy Turns Sights on Philanthropy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Not long ago, I was walking out of the Unitarian Church I attend in Princeton. From the chapel I could hear faint notes of beautiful music, piquing my...

Are You Playing Comfortably?

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Hannah Lamarque

In terms of time, human beings are very simple creatures. We work according to set rhythms and timings; even the speeds with which our hearts beat are familiar, regular. Working outside of what we consider to be a "comfortable" tempo, is something utterly unsettling.

Dweezil Zappa: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Jason Landry

When it comes to guitar, Dweezil Zappa has shown that being the bandleader on the Zappa Plays Zappa tour and through his numerous solo efforts that he could go toe to toe with his late father Frank Zappa, lick for lick, any day of the week.

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...