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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 11.14.2015 | Gay Voices

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Broken Sleep and Its Author, Bruce Bauman

Brad Schreiber | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Brad Schreiber

Bruce Bauman's novel Broken Sleep is sprawling, complex, wildly imaginative and unflaggingly emotional. It has an astonishing range, not only in theme but structure, which becomes all the more impressive when Bauman admits that he does not believe in using outlines.

Adrian Wilson's Challenge: Be Who You Are

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Samantha Matcovsky

That task, be who you are, often comes heavy with apprehension, disapproval and ultimately, a challenge.

Prairie-oke Returns to the Cavern Club: A Q&A With Little House's Alison Arngrim

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Inspired by TV's Little House On The Prairie, writer/director Dane Whitlock's outrageous parody, Prairie-oke, won raves during its 2013 premiere at Silver Lake's Cavern Club (incidentally L.A.'s best underground theatre space).

New Artist Reviews: Mystic Pete

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Blending elements from pop, electronic dance music, world music, and spooky Halloween verbiage, Mystic Pete has created a truly one-of-a-kind sound that has not yet, and might never be, mimicked.

The Verigolds Release Psychedelic 'Crossfire' Music Video

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.19.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Psychedelia is a synesthesia of colorful sounds and tasty visions, a perfect recipe of potent flavors that stimulate all of the senses. As a fresh wave of neo-hippies reshape the psychedelic lifestyle, San Diego-based indie band The Verigolds seem to fit the soundtrack of this lifestyle.

Bobby Susser: Songs in My Pocket

Battersby Duo | Posted 10.13.2015 | 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.


Michael Mauldin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

To young people, it's vital to broaden your knowledge and understanding of life, and to embrace your distinctiveness, your individuality, your uniqueness. To my older generation, the world still wants to hear your thoughts, your dreams, and your inspirations.

Electro Cabaret Star Bares His Soul (And His Bod) For New Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Australian singer Kim David Smith is steaming things up in his new video, "Shooting Star," and The Huffington Post has an exclusive fir...

Biebs, I Hear Ya!

Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley

Justin, I saw in Relevant Magazine this past week that you are renewing your Christian faith. As a United Methodist minister, I am delighted for you. Way to go, man.

New Artist Reviews: Qualia

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Seattle-based Michael Hazani whose performance alias is Qualia, is a new and deeply emotive indie rock project who is quickly gaining momentum in the underground music world.

How Do You Get a Famous Musician or Band to Play at Your Wedding? It Can Be Done.

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You don't have to be a famous person to have a well-known music group play at your wedding ceremony or reception, but you do have to realize it's going to be a big chunk of your budget and it won't be without some restrictions.

#FreedomForKesha Is an Important Stand Against Rape Culture

Sean O'Toole | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Sean O'Toole

This week it was announced that singer-songwriter, Kesha Rose Sebert has sought an injunction against Dr Luke (Lucasz Gottwald) and Sony Music, in an effort to speed up a suit she had brought against Gottwald in October 2014 for sexual assault, battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse and the violation of California business practices.

Ain't No Stopping The Common Kings

Brad Puet | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Puet

I first interviewed the Common Kings on New Years Eve of 2014. Just like that interview, I had a great time chopping it up with them recently about wh...

When Did the Bond Song Become So White? Why Picking Sam Smith for SPECTRE May Not Have Been a Good Idea

Adrian Daub | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Adrian Daub

It wasn't ever going to be anyone but Sam Smith, but until last week's announcement that he'd be singing the theme song for SPECTRE (entitled "Writing's On the Wall"), there was at least hope.

New Artist Reviews: bitter's kiss

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

From New Jersey emerges the family, indie pop duo, bitter's kiss with Chloe Baker (singer/songwriter) and her father, Michael Baker (production/guitar/piano/bass/drums). The young Chloe Baker, is only just beginning her sonic journey.

Artist Spotlight: Michael McArthur and His Album 'Magnolia'

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The potency of the human voice has the power to move not only with its tone but also with its message. Beautiful vocals imbued with meaningful words creates an irresistible combination. Based out of Lakeland, Florida comes Michael McArthur, a soulful singer/songwriter.

Lowki Releases Their Debut Single "F.A.C.E."

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The incomparable sound of Lowki combines sweeping melodies with Sara's haunting vocals, hypnotic synth lines, dark bass tones and pulsating rhythms likened to the heartbeat.

Before Online Streaming, This Band Got Paid

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

New Zealander Steph Brown and West Virginia-born multi-instrumentalist and producer Fen Ikner are Lips, an electronic pop act characterised by a girl with giant lips for a head.

23 Year-Old Jordanian Singer Songwriter Jaafar Smashes Into the U.S. with His New Single 'Sixteen'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I wasn't looking for a different type of music to listen to. My loyal readers know I love metal, hard rock, 80s, hip hop, rap and reggae. Then pow. Jaafar, who is from Jordan, landed in my speakers.

Carly Rae Jepsen: My Relationship With My Gay Fans Is A 'Mutual Lovefest'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Carly Rae Jepsen's slick pop tunes have made her a favorite among gay audiences, and now, the "Call Me Maybe" songstress says the admiration is mutua...