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Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."

The White Stripes Return

Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment

The White Stripes are coming back! Well, sort of. According to an announcement on the Third Man website, the label will be presenting "fans with peeks...

Conversations With John Waite, Jason Reeves, and Tom Moon, Plus Friday's Free George Harrison Concert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Singer/Songwriter Sean Rowe Makes Magic

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

2011-02-16-seanrowe.jpg It wasn't until Sean was 17-years-old and discovered Otis Redding that he was so inspired to take the lead vocal.

Rate The All-Time Best Soul Singers

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linnie Frank Bailey

Here are some of the best, along with their qualifying songs. Rate them. Who did we forget?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...

Visiting the Memphis Kings: Elvis and Dr. Martin Luther King

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Photo by Eric Lindberg Edison Pena, one of the rescued Chilean miners and a huge Elvis fan, is getting his wish: Graceland and the Memphis Conventio...

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

Sam & Dave Take Me to School, 1968

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I never saw Alonzo Daniels' gun... but, I believed the rumor. The whole school just sorta knew that he carried a loaded .38. This was back in the days...

Going Back: A Conversation with Phil Collins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins remembers, "When I was twelve or thirteen The Beatles' first album came out. They had some Motown and early soul record covers, like the Stones did. This is the music that I kind of lived my life to."

New Tunes On Monday: Conversations with Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins plus Pete Yorn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jimmy Eat World's new album crosses so many genres that will earn the band new fans from other formats.

HuffPost Review: John Legend & The Roots' Wake Up!, Plus Conversations With Seal and Matt White

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Born in September Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we feature music from Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Memphis Slim, Patsy Cline, John Cage, and more.

Dear Lindsay, Please Don't Join the 27 Club

Virginia Bell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

The 27 Club (also known as the Forever Club) is reserved for those people (specifically famous rock musicians) who died around the age of 27 often under mysterious circumstances.

HuffPost Review: The Steve Miller Band's Bingo!, Plus A Conversation With Griffin House

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bingo! re-establishes Miller as that Chicago blues-y guy, tackling ten standards that might as well be his own. George Thorogood certainly should be looking over his shoulder.

"Ladies Night": Here's My Morning After Grammy Playlist for The Year of the Woman

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

If all those Grammys weren't enough for you -- Beyonce, Taylor, GaGa -- here's are some songs to honor this moment and to have your head spinning like Pink was last night.

Otis Redding's Widow Speaks About Respect

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Zelma Redding is fierce. Think twice before sampling any of Otis' music illegally. No one messes with Otis' music. No one messes with Zelma.

Ten Records That Made This Cruddy Decade a Little More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

The ten records that made my decade may not be the most cutting-edge or most obscure or significant of groundbreaking. But they're mine, and I love 'em all passionately. Here's my soundtrack to the decade of "Mission Accomplished."

An Interview With Janis Ian Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Michael Jackson, Inner Circle, The O'Jays, Imogen Heap, The Adventures, Janis Ian, Cate Bros., Rubicon, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, Eric Burdon, REO Speedwagon, Otis Redding, Now That's What I Call Country, Matt Hires, Mark Schultz, Jack Ingram, Smile Empty Soul, Roy Hargrove, Billy Ocean, Cheap Trick, Rory Gallagher, David Guetta, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifah, Matisyahu, Robert Glasper, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Cass Elliot, Neil Diamond, The Casualties, Roberta Gambarini, Patton Oswalt, George Benson, Elvis Presley, Phil Stacey, Tim Buckley, Delores O'Rioran, Carmen Appice, The Mamas & the Papas, Al Jarreau, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Entertainment News, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Dukes, Paul Revere & the Raiders, 16 Horsepower, Collective Soul, Fun., Alan O'Day, Pilot, Now That's What I Call Music, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Roy Orbison, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Da Housecat, Teddy Pendergrass, The Subdudes, James Carter, Adam Ant, Colbie Caillat, Arctic Monkeys, Jeff Golub, Jackie DeShannon, Island Records, Fame, Woodstock, Sounds of Blackness, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Smokie Norful, Irma Thomas, Mew, Tanya Stephens, Brian Bromberg, Willie Nelson, Jack Wagner, The New City Ramblers, Mott the Hoople, Love and Theft, New Releases, Deryl Dodd, Cross Country, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole, Kenny G, Jet, Niti Sawhney, Vander Graaf Generator, Sally Shapiro, John Denver, Jason Aldeean, Smokey Robinson, Taking Woodstock, Vandaveer, Najee, Selah, Needtobreathe, Latoya, Strawbs, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Advocate, Lgbt, Sony Legacy, Verve Records, Roberta Flack, Leonard Bernstein, Grammy, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Jerry Wexler, Gramma Awards, Saturday Night Live, Wbai, Wnew, Miami Vice, Dar Williams, Birthers, Fox News, Cher, Teabaggers, Joan Baez, Glen Campbell, Mel Torme, Death Panel, Nina Simone, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

Janis Ian is one of the Woodstock era's unsung musical heroes who, just two years prior to the Bethel Bash, shocked our nation with her controversial single "Society's Child."

Fan-Funding With Jonah Smith, Plus Chris Bell, Stephen Stills, and Manassas Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While most of his contemporaries have the fantasy of signing the bottom line of a label contract, Jonah Smith has rejected a record company's offer instead.

In Honor Of Woodstock, The Best Rock Documentaries and Concert Films By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I've found that if you're equipped with a decent home theatre and quality speakers, it's hard to go wrong with a rock concert film.

Dog Ears Music: Holiday Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

A comprehensive set of holiday music recommendations from Dog Ears Music, including Otis Redding, Spike Jones, The Klezmonauts, Keith Richards, Run-DMC, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, and many more.

The Need for a Performance Right

Ann Chaitovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ann Chaitovitz

Because we do not have a performance right, performers, labels, and our economy) lose more than 100M dollars annually that is collected overseas for the broadcasts of U.S. recordings.

DVDs: Werner Herzog's Peripatetic Career

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Werner Herzog is well into one of the most eclectic, odd and engaging movie careers, one that jumps from personal epics to quixotic documentary films, and now even Hollywood spectacles.

The Gospel According To John Hughes

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cathleen Falsani

Summertime is the slow season for most churches. Tripp Hudgins, the wonderfully clever pastor of the Community Church of Wilmette, seized this year's seasonal lull as an opportunity to do something artistically and spiritually creative: a four-week sermon series called "The Gospel According to John Hughes."