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BHM: Five Black Design Professionals That Achieved Mainstream Success

Shari Francis | Posted 02.28.2017 | HuffPost Home
Shari Francis

As Black History Month nears its end it is always great to reflect on the positive individuals who impacted the world through their cause or craft. R...

Remembering the Carpenters: A My Music Presentation and Paul Williams Interview, Plus a Christmas Chat with Plácido Domingo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.01.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The TV presentation and DVD Close To You: Remembering the Carpenters is a poignant musical portrait of Richard Carpenter and his late sister, Karen that airs on Public Television stations nationwide this Saturday, December 5th, with encore telecasts throughout the month.

Why You Don't Have To Be An Addict To Benefit From Recovery

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

"Addiction" has easily become one of the most stigmatized words in the English language. It invokes a sense of severity. It signifies a medical diagno...

The Hit Song That Was Originally Written For A Bank Commercial

OWN | Posted 11.18.2014 | OWN

Paul Williams is a legendary songwriter. He's won three Grammy Awards (plus an Oscar and a Golden Globe), worked with everyone from Barbra Streisand t...

The Spiritual Song Made Famous By Kermit The Frog

OWN | Posted 11.14.2014 | OWN

What's so amazing That keeps us stargazing And what do we think we might see Someday we'll find it The rainbow connection The lovers, the dreamer...

The First Step In Letting Go Of Your Emotional Baggage

OWN | Posted 11.13.2014 | OWN

Everyone, everywhere has baggage. Whether it stems from getting burned by one major life event or a series of smaller-scale struggles, this weightines...

School Employee Charged With Murder In Kidnapping Of 10-Year-Old Girl

David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Missouri public school employee is accused of abducting and slaying a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday. A Greene County warrant ...

Cherrytree Records Extravaganza: Ivy Levan and Sting Set to Rock Beatles on Letterman; RAC Readies New Album; Much More

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.

Indo-American Arts Council at Fifteen with Who's Who of South Asian Celebrities

Jim Luce | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Jim Luce

No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything...

Meet Rob, The Baby Palm Squirrel

Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Meet Rob. This tiny palm squirrel was rescued by filmmaker Paul Williams, who was filming a BBC wildlife series called "Monsoon" in Sri Lanka this sum...

A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

Back to the Future with Daft Punk

Caroline Vella | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Caroline Vella

Ironically, it took a couple of androids to create something organic and bring some soul back to music... and people are feeling it. So, even if you're like Daft who? Punk what?, this is as good a time as any to get on board and into the groove.

Paul Williams Deserves An Oscar

Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts
Kathleen Massara

In "Paul Williams Still Alive," the documentary about the popular 1970s singer/songwriter -- and Johnny Carson cut-up -- Paul Williams, we see the mus...

What's Les Mis, and Who's Adele?

Stephen Kessler | Posted 03.02.2013 | Arts
Stephen Kessler

A lot of people think that "Still Alive" might be a contender for an Oscar nomination. And I think they're right. The question is, can a song really have a chance to win Best Song if it's in a film whose total budget was slightly less than what it cost to replace broken windows in Skyfall?

Paul Williams: ‘Cocaine Made Me Feel Like I Could Shoot Basketball For The NBA’

Laura Rowley | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

Paul Williams is the short, blond, bespectacled songwriter and actor who wrote "Rainbow Connection." The documentary "Still Alive" is a '70s pop culture fest and a funny, heartwarming film that explores fame, addiction, recovery and friendship.

Reviving Paul Williams

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Still alive? Paul Williams seems to be defying time, as it were. He's still a practicing songwriter, and he's out on the hustings doing retail film promotion for a documentary, Paul Williams Still Alive, that he initially regretted saying "yes" to.

Paul Williams Is Indeed 'Still Alive'

Annette Insdorf | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Even those of us who loved the Paul Williams songs of the 1970s--like "Rainy Days and Mondays" (made famous by the Carpenters) or "Evergreen" (for which he won the Oscar with Barbra Streisand) -- didn't know that the popular artist was still alive.

Paul Williams: A Living Legend

Caroline Vella | Posted 05.27.2012 | Fifty
Caroline Vella

If you were raised on a diet of 70s pop, then you know Paul Williams. Between the hit songs, the awards and all that bouncing from one talk show couch to the next, you couldn't miss him.

Life After Fame

Paul Williams | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Paul Williams

Five years ago, a filmmaker named Steve Kessler wrote me a letter and told me that he wanted to make a film about my life. I thanked him very much and told him that I didn't like to indulge my ego that way anymore. But Steve kept persisting.

Lucy Blodgett

PHOTOS: A Celebration Of Influential African American Angelenos | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 02.02.2012 | Los Angeles

African Americans have played a pivotal but often forgotten role in the history of Los Angeles. From the days of the pueblo, through the civil rights ...

SHOF/PBS Chats: Billy Joel, Jimmy Jam, Jimmy Webb, Garth Brooks, Allan Toussaint, Dwight Yoakum, Hal David, Paul Williams...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to exchange a few words with many terrific songwriters and artists ranging from Billy Joel and Garth Brooks to Jimmy Jam and Jimmy Webb and even an exec or two as they that walked the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame awards show.

PHOTOS: A. Quincy Jones Home For $1.65 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

New to the Brentwood housing market is the Friedman Residence designed by A. Quincy Jones (FAIA). Listed at $1.65 million, this property has been pres...

PHOTOS: Holmby Hills Mansion By Paul Williams For $23.95 Million

Posted 06.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Located in the posh neighborhood of Holmby Hills, this seven bedroom, eleven bathroom mansion's price tag has been reduced from $26.5 million to $23.9...

PHOTOS: Untouched Paul Williams Mid-Century For $3.49 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.30.2011 | Los Angeles

For the first time in fifty-two years, this untouched Paul Williams home is on the market for $3.49 million. Built in 1958, the 3,793 square foot res...

PHOTOS: Aspen Fashion Week Benefits FEED Foundation

Posted 06.13.2013 | Denver

Aspen's third annual Fashion Week is partnering with the FEED Foundation, a non-profit co-founded by former fashion model--and President George Bush's...