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Cuban Percussionist and Vocalist Pedrito Martinez: A Look Back on the Journey Thus Far

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.09.2017 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 9, 2017 Unless something unexpected happens (and given this political season, it's a great possibil...

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Documentary Packs An Emotional Punch at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Greg Archer | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Just weeks after the surprise deaths of mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the soul-stirring HBO documentary "Bright Lights" moved...

Paul Simon Says Ex-Wife Carrie Fisher's Death Came 'Too Soon'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

Paul Simon isn’t taking the news of Carrie Fisher’s death well. The musician, who was briefly married to Fisher in the 1980s, expressed his condol...

Homeward Bound

Thought Matters | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Thought Matters

By Peter Ames Carlin Chapter 1 Real and Assumed On February 16, 1967, Paul Simon sat at a conference table in his lawyers' offices and tried ...

Hugh Christopher Brown's "Superior": Best Song Never Heard In America

Ira Israel | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the creator, there is no p...

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Day One)

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Day One of the Democratic National Convention is now over, and tonight seemed designed to allow Bernie Sanders supporters to vent their frustrations, given the lineup of speakers.

Paul Simon Might Be Done With Music

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment

After a storied, six-decade career, Paul Simon may be done with music. In an interview with The New York Times, the 74-year-old musician said he's "co...

Why Show Biz Icons Self-Destruct

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

Each time a showbiz icon self-destructs we are left feeling dismay and confusion. We are sad to lose someone we loved for having made the world a brig...

Bright Star & the Art of the Tony Number

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.15.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The thing about the Tony Awards is most people outside of the theater community don't care who wins the awards (other that perhaps the super big ones)...

Paul Simon's Spiritual Fascination: 'Stranger to Stranger' and Sonic Inspiration

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

While he waits for the Brazilian faith healer to arrive, Paul Simon is supposed be meditating quietly with his eyes closed. Instead, he's peeking. "...

Stranger To Stranger With No Stranger: A Conversation With Paul Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new Paul Simon album, Stranger To Stranger, arrives today, it continuing the singer-songwriter/icon's musical experimentation and boundary pushing we now expect.

A 'Heavy' Side of Bob Dylan at 75

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

He has been called the voice of a generation, but it may be more accurate to dub Bob Dylan, who turns 75 on May 24, as a voice, if not the voice, of the generations.

Joan Baez Celebrates 75th Birthday With a Batch of Old Friends and Great Songs (Bob's There in Spirit)

David Hinckley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Joan Baez gets taken for granted sometimes, and her new birthday concert on PBS reminds us why that should not happen.

Steve Martin Plays Banjo for Bright Star's Opening Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Working with Steve Martin, a not so wild and crazy guy in his current incarnation as Americana icon, the two have composed country songs for a band that plays from inside an A-frame house.

Real Vinyl: In The Studio With Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and More

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

The new HBO series, Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, brings back to life the legendary New York music scene of the 1970s. I was luc...

The Joan Baez 75th Birthday Concert: Four Days Before The Iowa Voting, A Double Shot Of Espresso

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.28.2017 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

"I never dared to be radical when young," Robert Frost said, "for fear it would make me conservative when old." Joan Baez is Exhibit A that Frost was wrong.

Dale Bumpers: The Man Who Could Have Been Elected President

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Rich Rubino

U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers, who served from 1975-1999, recently died. Bumpers had flirted with a bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination three times, but ultimately chose not to seek the nomination. Had he run in 1988, he would have been a good bet to win the Presidency.

The Time I Met John Lennon

Stu Kreisman | Posted 12.08.2016 | Entertainment
Stu Kreisman

John Lennon was always one of my heroes. I'm damn lucky to have met him. It's a moment I'll never forget. And on a day when everyone is talking about his death, I just figured today was the right time to tell this story to you.

Art Garfunkel On The 'Art' Of A Great Live Show

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.13.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Art Garfunkel has been fine tuning his instrument since he was a small child, singing into a wire recorder he received from his father. He has since made a lasting mark on the music world as both a solo artist, and half of the extraordinary duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Uncovered: Chats with Shawn Colvin and Au Pair's Gary Louris and Django Haskins, Plus Steve Forbert, Aaron Camper, Lauren Marsh and Andy Hackbarth Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.30.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So let's take a look at your new album, Uncovered. Years ago, you recorded Cover Girl on which you took on other songwriters' material. I think it was a little more than twenty years ago. What are your thoughts about having such a long career?

If 'Rock For Grown-Ups' Existed, Josh Ritter's 'Sermon On The Rocks' Would Be the Album of the Year

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

"Sermon on the Rocks" is just out, but I've had it for a few months, and every time I listen to it -- and I listen to it often -- I feel glad to be breathing the same oxygen as the musician who made it. And this is odd. "Sermon" should take me months to accept and adore. Why doesn't it?

Bobby Susser: Songs in My Pocket

Battersby Duo | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

He lives in N.Y. He earns his daily bread as a songwriter having sold over five million albums in his career. His success must be measured in equal parts to his obvious songwriting talents, his business acumen and his love of family.

How I Found Love in the Subway While 'Homeward Bound' After a Concert

Lauren Salkin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

One night while clicking through hundreds of channels of crap, I unclenched the remote to stare at faded footage from a 34-year-old concert in New York City, as the song, "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" lulled me back to a Saturday in September when Simon & Garfunkel performed a free concert on the great lawn in Central Park.

The Art Farm

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Erin Bernhardt

I wish you could close your eyes to imagine what I'm about to write as you read it. But alas, that would not be possible. Instead, read this run on se...

"Elysium": Chatting With Al Di Meola and Reuben Hollebon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Reuben, you've built part of your story by engineering for acts like Basement Jaxx, Courtney Barnett and even The London Symphony Orchestra. Where does performing and recording as an artist yourself fit into your bigger creative picture?