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Hayley Kiyoko Makes Her Festival Debut at the Billboard Hot 100 Fest

Juliet Schroder | Posted 08.23.2016 | Entertainment
Juliet Schroder

Hayley Kiyoko hit a huge milestone in her career this past weekend and our friends at Celeb Secrets were there to witness it! The 25-year-old singe...

Hayley Kiyoko Channels Her Inner Bullied Teen In Her New Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

Hayley Kiyoko looks every inch a tortured teen in the video for her latest song, “Gravel To Tempo.” In the clip, which can be viewed above, the 25...

Why Pop Star JoJo's New Video Stars A Gender Non-Conforming Person

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices

True to form, pop singer-songwriter JoJo is thumbing her nose at convention as she gears up to release a new album, “Mad Love,” this fall. The vi...

KC And The Sunshine Band Are Back With A Dance Anthem For Equality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Disco legends KC and the Sunshine Band are back with a brand new song that aims to get you to break out those boogie shoes once again. The Huffington...

Ghosts in the Machine, Part II: "The Machinery"

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the second in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Jaz...

Queer Celebs Channel Music Icons In Tegan And Sara's Latest Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Indie pop duo Tegan and Sara are using their new video to highlight young queer personalities. The video for the ‘80s-inspired track, “Faint of ...

Betty Who Just Put A Sizzling Spin On A '90s Song Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who put a fresh spin on a beloved song of the summer from the 1990s, and The Huffington Post has an exclusive first...

This Musical Homage To 1980s Dance Is Just The Thing To Get You Moving

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Welsh-born singer-songwriter Rod Thomas, who goes by the stage name Bright Light Bright Light, teamed up with Elton John for his new song, “Symmetry...

Tiffany Trump's Pop Single Is Every Bit As Good As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment

With Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump presumably searching for new intro music, he may want to look toward the same group of people he goe...

For This MTV VJ, Music Paved The Way To An Out And Happy Life

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.17.2016 | Queer Voices

Dave Holmes seemed bound to be a mere blip on the national radar when he lost MTV’s “Wanna Be A VJ” contest in 1998. Still, the network was so i...

Let The Skyfall: Hello From My Quarter-Life Crisis

Brie Berman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Comedy
Brie Berman

I've been going through what my hippie friends tell me is a "Saturn return", which is something about the stars and Saturn aligning when you're 29 going on 30 and deciding your life should be shitty for a little while.

Ghosts in the Machine: Jazz Musicians and Popular Music

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Part I: The Machine(s) Jazz and classical musicians have long had a troubled relationship with pop music. (By "pop music," I mean all styles outside o...

Will Jay's "Gentleman" Proves Chivalry Is Alive and Well

Kyle Stevens | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

I had the pleasure of seeing Will Jay perform at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on June 26th, 2016. He took part in the 'Grow Wild Tour' with...

Exclusive Video Premiere of Brandyn Burnette's Pop Anthem "Underneath"

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Photo by Brooke James Productions Love and music have always shared a deep bond. Love, whether blissful or debilitating, has inspired some of the wor...

Chris Mann Debuts New Video: "To The Moon and Back"

Chris Mann | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Mann

This is the album I've been waiting to release my whole life. I'm incredibly proud of it. Released on May 6th, "Constellation" features twelve origina...

If You Love Adele, Try Listening To These Artists

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.20.2016 | OWN

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Touring Notes From A Middle Eastern Band

Mashrou' Leila | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Mashrou' Leila

As we make our way through the United States on this tour for Ibn El Leil, which translates to "Son of the Night," our fourth album, we wanted to share some of our more personal experiences.

Music Debut for TV Babe Cierra Ramirez

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Barely old enough to drink, singer-actor Cierra Ramirez is poised to take the stage in global fashion with an urban/pop EP release June 20, coinciding...

Prince, Paisley Park, and Historic Preservation

Greg Werkheiser | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Werkheiser

Photo: Prince's Paisley Park by Instagram @rreluxx "Then I'll live in a big white mansion At the top of the road I'm gonna wear the latest fashion Th...

Why music lessons need to keep up with the times

The Conversation US | Posted 06.05.2016 | Arts
The Conversation US

By Clint Randles, University of South Florida Some 150 years ago, if you wanted to listen to music, you would have to perform it yourself or be in th...

Malka Red's "Boy Booty" Is the Feminist Summer Anthem of 2016

Kyle Stevens | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Kyle Stevens

Move over Demi Lovato. There's a new cool empress for the summer and her name is Malka Red. Red's "Boy Booty" is making serious waves across the Int...

Deborah Cox Brings A 'Fearless, Timeless' Legend To Life In 'Josephine'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices

Deborah Cox says her ultimate goal as an artist is to "challenge stereotypes and labels," and over the past several years, she's been focused on think...

CHILDREN, BEHAVE! Pop Sensation TIFFANY'S Wise Words To Millennials!

Andrew Cristi | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

It's been almost thirty years since Tiffany Renee Darwish, or better known to the public as just Tiffany, covered Tommy James and the Shondells, "I th...

Reclaiming My Life From the Virtual Cloud

Derek Bishop | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Bishop

I believe you can make genuine connections through online dating and social media. But you have to be honest with yourself about whether those connections are really happening or whether you are just distracting yourself from loneliness or, worse, avoiding pursuing a passion.

Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.