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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.

Has Justin Bieber Beaten the Child Star Curse?

Mattea Kramer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Mattea Kramer

To the surprise of many, the pop star is still standing and riding a streak of three straight #1 hits.

Good Times and Good Guys: I'm So Glad I Got The Monkees To Think Of

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Suellentrop

"I'm so glad that I got her to think of." Ten deceptively simple, monosyllabic words open the song, "She Makes Me Laugh," the first new single by The...

Prince - Before They Were Dead

Outspeak | Posted 04.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Sex icon, musical genius, boundary pusher, Jehova's Witness, muse to Dave Chapelle: the artist formerly and posthumously known as Prince is an unrivalled musical icon. With the April 21st passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, the world lost a prolific and at times controversial virtuoso multi-instrumentalist.

The Magic of Prince

Cody Cain | Posted 04.23.2016 | Entertainment
Cody Cain

Prince, the world is a sadder place without you in it. Thank you for the love, the peace, the inspiration, and for sharing with us your art.

The Prince is Dead. Damn

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Uncle. No really. We're down, God. You can stop now. Please, stop now. I mean, Prince -- are you kidding me right now? You're going to hear the history all over the place. TV and radio and the net have pretty much stopped broadcasting anything but that right now.

This Thing Called Life: In Memory of Prince

Joe Vogel | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Joe Vogel

Nearly three years ago, I stood about fifty feet away from Prince. I was at the Myth, a mid-sized nightclub in St. Paul, Minnesota. Like everyone else in attendance, I was phone-less. P

Michael Jackson's Nose Found In Liz Taylor's Couch

Paul Lander | Posted 04.13.2016 | Comedy
Paul Lander

Michael Jackson's Nose Found In Liz Taylor's Couch A couch that once belonged to film legend Elizabeth Taylor turned up after her heirs discovered a ...

Grand Rapids Electronic/Pop Artist Alexander Lynch Shares First Look at the New Video For "Missing Me"

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.12.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

When it comes to the music scenes in Michigan, we usually hear of Detroit or Ann Arbor, but there are many great artists coming out of the other citie...

Ariana Grande Gives You Goosebumps Because Pop Songs Are a Stress Test

Inverse | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag Maybe you're pressed up against a date, watching The National's relentless breakdow...

Troye Sivan On His 'Fun' Sexuality And The One Thing He Keeps Private

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.31.2016 | Queer Voices

Pop star Troye Sivan is quickly establishing himself as a queer icon for the millennial set, and it's a role that he does not take lightly. The 20-ye...

Iggy Azalea Net Worth as She Calls Off Wedding to Nick Young

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, GBR Staff Writer After getting engaged in June 2015, rapper Iggy Azalea and fiancé Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers have run...

Brett Randell's Dramatic "Rise"

Bridget Fitzgerald | Posted 03.21.2016 | Entertainment
Bridget Fitzgerald

Singer-songwriter Brett Randell proves with his new release, album "Rise," that he has what it takes to be a mainstream star. He has a warm likeabilit...

Johnny Cash's Lesson for College Applicants

Josh Stephens | Posted 03.18.2016 | College
Josh Stephens

Johnny Cash was no saint. Neither are most high school students. Few of us grow up to be criminals or folk heroes. Most of us are somewhere in between. We don't need to upend our lives for our causes, but we can nudge ourselves in the direction of righteousness.

The Reveal: Ozonna on Safari to WONDERLAND

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The lyric says "take a chance," and that's what autodidact filmmaker Blake Farber does with two music videos shot in South Africa with the Nigerian-bo...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: A Chat with "Cult" Classic Ian Astbury; Can I Get an "Amen?" Yeasayer Return with New LP

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

My introduction to The Cult, like so many, came via the classic 1985 hit "She Sells Sanctuary." The song had a resounding effect on me - and it's a t...

George Martin Helped the Beatles Open Boomers' Ears

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.10.2016 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Like many music fans, I was saddened to read of the passing of Beatles producer George Martin, a man many boomers first became aware of while scrutinizing the cover of Meet the Beatles in January 1964.

Los Angeles-Based Band The Heirs Set to Play Detroit's Marble Bar With The Big Pink

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.03.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The brother and sister duo of Brandon and Savannah Hudson, who head the band The Heirs, are originally from Florida, but now make Los Angeles their home. Their music invokes a positive, energetic youthful experience, but with an edge of maturity felt beyond their years.

Portland-Based Radiation City Set to Play Detroit's Marble Bar

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.02.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Radiation City had their own internal struggles they needed to work out during the recording of their new album Synesthetica, but what came out of it is a band that is optimistic moving forward.