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"Midnight Blue" & Beyond: A Conversation With Melissa Manchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"One of the things that I learned from Paul Simon's class is that all the stories have been told, it's the way you tell that story that's your thumbprint. That's really the job of the writer."

From Graceland To A Galaxy To Further Explorations: Chatting With Jeff Lorber And Eddie Gomez, Plus Paul Simon's Classic Turns 25

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Man, it was 25 years ago. The Grammy-winning album Graceland -- following what was arguably Paul's best album to that point, Hearts And Bones -- helped change the rules of pop music and politics.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Get Boxed In: A Few Last Minute Musical Gift Suggestions

David Wild | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

If you feel the need to buy someone you love a product from which I in no way personally profit, then here are a few more decidedly last-minute musical gift suggestions from a lazy idiot who still hasn't done his holiday shopping.

2011: What Were The 11 Best Albums This Year?

Jeff Pollack | Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Everyone is about to release their picks for 2011 and looking back I'd like to say it was a good year for new music, but it really wasn't. There were,...

WATCH: Africans And Americans Cover 'Call Me Al' To Raise Poverty Awareness

Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

To show how connected we all are in the fight to end poverty, Mama Hope brings Africans and Americans together to cover Paul Simon's "Call Me Al." ...

Paul Simon, Poet Laureate: Songwriter Makes the Case

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

2011-10-26-Screenshot20111026at10.32.03AM.jpg The proof is right in the open, for all who have ears -- Paul Simon, Poet Laureate.

Getting In Touch With Your Inner Teen: Why Music Is Forever

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Our pop treasures are still an essential part of who we are, so when we sit on that park bench we can remember them in all their detailed glory -- without CDs, iTunes or iPods.

Live Music In LA: St. Vincent, Paul Simon & Gold Panda

| Katie Bain | Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles

There’s much to choose from this week, with a flurry of shows worthy of your attendance all falling on the same darn nights. Pick wisely, and rememb...

WATCH: Happy 70th Birthday, Paul Simon!

Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

We may be a day late to Paul Simon's birthday party -- he actually turned 70 years old yesterday -- but that doesn't mean we'd miss the chance to hono...

Paul Simon, Sacha Baron Cohen & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Paul Simon, Sacha Baron Cohen,...

Paul Simon's Song For 9/11

Posted 11.11.2011 | Home

Paul Simon appeared along with Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor at Ground Zero today to commemorate the World Trade Center memorial. He sang "The Sound of Si...

"Less Than Zero": Playlist for a Painful August Jobs Report

David Wild | Posted 11.02.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist sent out in hopes the president goes bold with his upcoming jobs speech, and that the federal government that we all employ gets out of the business of assured mutual self-destruction.

From Jim Croce to MTM: A Conversation With Producer, Singer & Songwriter Tommy West

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Kryptonite's 20th Anniversary: Chatting with Spin Doctors' Chris Barron Plus Keb Mo and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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WATCH: Michigan Town Pulls Off City-Wide Lip Dub

Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy

Many of us wish life was more like a movie, but the residents of Traverse City, Mich., made that wish a reality at least for a day. In an impressi...

10 Albums To Bring To A Desert Island

Jeff Pollack | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

It's July and we're all anxious to get away for some time before the end of summer is upon us. So the eternal question came up again at dinner last ni...

Chatting With Joe Jackson And Earl Klugh, Plus Mick Harvey's "The Ballad Of Jay Givens" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Jackson, performing is the best part of the "madness" that he's involved in. It's better than being in the studio or anything else.

So Beautiful Or So What So Christian?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Is the "best Christian album of the year" from a man who famously described himself in a long-ago lyric as one part of "one-and-one-half wandering Jews"?

Still Time to Vote: Chatting With Atlantic Records & Rolling Stone Contest Finalists Lelia Broussard and The Sheepdogs

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.26.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Lelia Broussard and Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs are the finalists in a contest sponsored by Garnier Fructis where the winner gets a contract with Atlantic Records and the cover of Rolling Stone.

Dog Ears Music: 'King Size Papa' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Drive-By Truckers, Nancy Sinatra, Elton John, Wolf Parade, and more.

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

Must See Bands At Glastonbury 2011

Jeff Pollack | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

In brief: The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is one of the best (and largest) festivals in the world. It began in the 1970s and ...

Monday Madness: Chatting with Rob Zombie, Danny Elfman, Devo's Gerald Casale and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Crosstalk Thursday: Conversations with Billy Currington, Brett Dennen, Al DiMeola, and Yellowjackets' Bob Mintzer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Billy Currington just released a new single, "Let Me Down Easy," which has a music video to go along with it.