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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.

There's Nothing Wrong With Loving Pop Music. There I Said It

Austin S. Harris | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment
Austin S. Harris

When jazz music became popular, people said that it wasn't music. When rock and roll became popular, people said it wasn't music. When The Beatles came to America, people said it wasn't music. I think it's time that we stop considering songs "not music."

Music's Biggest Night - Grammy Frontrunners and Predictions

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

The Grammy Awards are one of my favorite awards shows all year. They have tons of awards to give out but over the past few years, they shorten how many awards they present during the live show and turn it into a star-studded concert.

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 influenti...

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

Former teen pop star Aaron Carter is quite familiar with the media covering his past troubles, from his time in rehab to his financial woes. But when...

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

Adam Lambert may have lost out on the "American Idol" crown in 2009, but seven years later, he's found his way to the top. The 33-year-old singer-son...

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 McNarland ...

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 first li...

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 ...