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Shining Star: Celebrating Maurice White

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The best way to remember Maurice is to listen to him. And one of my favorite performances was on the old "Live By Request" show for which Mark McEwen was the ever genial host.

L.A. Reid Goes Down Memory Lane in New Memoir

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Isa Freeling

Photo courtesy Travis W. Keyes This past week, Neuehouse - known for its art-world friendly to-dos, opened its doors to a motley mix of key influent...

Hero: Thoughts on the Music and Career of David Bowie

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Bowie's giant footprint in pop music and pop culture often overshadows the fact that he was an incredibly gifted singer, who came of age in the era of the great song stylists of the jazz era and brought that approach into his music in a seamless manner.

Watch The Most Haunting Version of Adele's 'Hello' So Far

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.30.2016 | Arts

Adele's "Hello" has been reworked countless times since its release last October. But this eerie cello mash-up with Mozart's Requiem "Lacrimosa" is un...

Where Is The Music Of 2016 Heading?

Lewis Fisher | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Lewis Fisher

The music of 2015 had its positives and negatives, but most importantly, it had a distinct trend for popular music especially. Garage, House and Electronica genres of music dominated the charts last year more than any other and to some it was a fantastic year of music.

Aaron Carter Responds To 'Outlandish' Diss From Justin Bieber's Team

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.26.2016 | OWN

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David Bowie: Memories of 'China Girl'

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

The song my sisters liked was "China Girl." They were four beautiful girls -- eminently dateable -- and I was their youngest brother, their pet. They weren't allowed to go off with strange boys. My parents were very strict. But they dated anyway, secretly, and I was their alibi.

New Year's Projections and the Loss of David Bowie

David S. Simon | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
David S. Simon

When someone like David Bowie dies part of what I think we feel is the loss of a projection. Famous people, especially those who mean a lot to us are...

David Bowie Taught Me All I Need to Know About Innovation

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Bowie's success was built upon his marked departure from what was the music industry fad at the time. Of course, he had his influences, but his ideas came from an inner conviction.

Words for Those Who Mourn for Bowie

David S. Simon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Music is the language that everyone on the planet can share. But the actual living, breathing composer and/or lyricist is nothing more than a private personal experience that virtually none of us will ever experience.

David Bowie: The Man Behind the Masks

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I can't be cool about this. I can't do the video retrospective, the column full of quotes, quips, stats and star stuff. I'm typing with tears in my eyes. This really hurts. You see, back in my teen years, David Bowie was the man who gave a whole generation the courage to do anything.

Adam Lambert Just Beat Out Carrie Underwood For This Amazing Title

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Pop Quiz: Our Gang Little Rascal or Alternative Rock Band

Paul Lander | Posted 12.28.2015 | Comedy
Paul Lander

Pop Quiz: Our Gang Little Rascal or Alternative Rock Band 1. Fishbone 2. Buckwheat 3. Zebrahead 4. Alfalfa 5. Froggy 6. Weezer 7. Holly McNarlan...

Meet The Out Singer-Songwriter You'll Want To Know In 2016

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New York-based singer Brayton Bowman gives a Stevie Wonder holiday classic a smooth, modern "refix," and The Huffington Post has an exclusive fi...

Don't Say Michael Jackson. "Don't Say You Love Me" is B. Howard's Hit

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf Lynn

It says enough that Beverly Hills pop artist Brandon "B." Howard has just released a single that's in the top 20 on Billboard magazine's dance song ch...

Paro Deez Is Ratchet As F*ck

Edward Yaeger | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
Edward Yaeger

I know very little about anything, but I can pretend to know more than I actually do about a few topics -- namely, beer, art, shoes, and that's about ...

The Best Music Genre Is...

René Zografos | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
René Zografos

Forget RnB, hip-hop and pop-music. There is one music genre that outperforms the others. And what about Adele? Is Adele in the most popular music ...

Pop Quiz: Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' or Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'

Paul Lander | Posted 12.07.2015 | Comedy
Paul Lander

Pop Quiz: Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' or Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' 1. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight. 2. P...

11 Times Sia’s Wig Said It All

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 12.04.2015 | Style

Hi, Sia. You're interesting. You want to be famous but you also don't want to be famous. You look great, but you don't want people to see you. You've ...

Beatles' Rubber Soul Dazzled Boomers and Critics Fifty Years Ago

Candy Leonard | Posted 12.04.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Excerpt from Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World. Recalling the first time she heard the Beatles' Rubber Soul, at age te...

Adele -- A Modern Day Pop Music Miracle

Donnie Demers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

Adele is a single rose in a field of weeds... her existence is a miracle... and who doesn't love a miracle?

Obama's 'Amazing Grace' Rendition Sampled On New Coldplay Album

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

Coldplay's new album "A Head Full of Dreams," which comes out Dec. 4, will feature vocals by guest singers Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, Tove Lo -- ...

Jasmine Villegas Is Singing the Right Tune When It Comes to Supporting Young Parents

Brenda Vaden | Posted 11.23.2015 | Latino Voices
Brenda Vaden

Villegas's fame will help her with many of these basic necessities, but she is sure to experience some of the judgment I experienced for her decision to become a young parent. I hope she knows how important it is that she push back on this stigma.

New Artist Reviews: Joel Ansett

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Ansett released his debut EP The Living Room in 2012, soon after his declaration of devotion to a career in music. Though a seemingly odd pairing, he recorded an acoustic cover of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" which prompted CBS to write about him in 2013.

The Guys Of A Great Big World Want A Few More Gay Love Songs

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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