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How Can You Smile With a Horn in Your Mouth?

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Carine Fabius

That is the question posed by one of the musicians in Judy Chaikin's illuminating and joyful new documentary The Girls in the Band, and one of the best lines in the film pointing up the challenges faced by female jazz musicians in the 30's, as well as today.

SNL's Hal Willner Produces Music for A Great Night in Harlem at the Apollo

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's always Howdy Doody time in music producer Hal Willner's workspace at the Film Center building in Manhattan. Best known for producing music for Sa...

Diversity: A Conversation with Emily Bear, Plus Arian Saleh's 'Underhill' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

New York based singer/songwriter Arian Saleh will release Undone on June 11, and it's his debut full length, following the 2010 release of his Cobbestone EP.

Dog Ears Music: Taxes and Other Misfortunes Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Coltrane & Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Charles Mingus, Sophie Tucker, and more.

Happy 80th Birthday, Quincy Jones!

Posted 03.14.2013 | Celebrity

Happy 80th birthday to music icon Quincy Jones! Jones, whose friends call him "Q," first fell in love with music when he was in elementary school a...

10 Mysteries About the Girls Gone Wild Bankruptcy

Gene Marks | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Gene Marks

The company's bankruptcy filing listed $16.3 million in debt and $50,000 in assets. How can a company like this even have any assets? Is it the stacks of VHS tapes sitting in the corner? The Hollywood rights to "Sexiest Shower Scenes?"

Dog Ears Music: Born in March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bix Beiderbecke, James Taylor, Lawrence Welk, Aretha Franklin, Béla Bartók and more.

The Power of Love: A Mighty Weapon in Defeating Terrible Illness

Ellen Sterling | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Ellen Sterling

There is a story hat when people in Las Vegas needed first-rate medical care, they began at McCarran Airport. There, they'd get on a plane and go where good medicine could be found. With the opening of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in 2009, that is no longer the case.

What You Don't Know About 'Billie Jean'

Posted 01.04.2013 | Entertainment

It's one of the most recognizable songs in pop history, but are there facts about Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" that the average listener doesn't kn...

Remembering the One and Only Donna Summer

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A unique trailblazer that defied categorization, Donna Summer had a great voice that mattered. While her anthems remain pop culture staples, there's a world of her music that most may not be familiar with. Here are 20 of her best singles that missed the Billboard Top 10.

A Holiday Message From Quincy Jones

Posted 01.02.2013 | Black Voices

We got a special surprise in the mail from none other than the music mogul himself, Quincy Jones. The legendary producer who has graced the indust...

Rashida Jones Takes Her Style Very Seriously

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.18.2012 | Style

Just check out this outfit.

I Know I'm Late, But Here Are A Few Words About 'Thriller'

Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Goldberg

Thriller turned 30 a few days ago. This album is beyond compare. It's not pop music. It's Michael's music. This album doesn't pander, it brings joy. Pure and simple.

Exclusive Excerpt: Inside the Making of Michael Jackson's Bad Album

Joe Vogel | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Joe Vogel

Three years had lapsed since the release of Thriller, and fans were waiting anxiously for the sequel. Following the most successful record in the history of the music industry, however, was not an enviable task.

Weezy Loses In Lawsuit Against Quincy Jones' Son

Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

In an unexpected turn of events, Grammy Award-winning rapper, Lil Wayne has lost his lawsuit against Quincy Jones III, resulting in the rapper forking...

WATCH: Did Weezy Threaten A Attorney?

Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

As previously reported, Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit against Quincy Jones III and his production company, QD3 Entertainment, for using unlicensed mus...

When I'm President and Still On The Road To Freedom: Conversations With Ian Hunter and Alvin Lee

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Quincy Jones' Son Sued By Weezy F. Baby

Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices

In spite of being hit with various lawsuits throughout his career, Lil Wayne is taking legal action of his own. According to TMZ, Weezy recently f...

Why Thug Culture Is Actually Our Inner-City Problem

John Hope Bryant | Posted 10.09.2012 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

And that is why I have called for a movement from civil rights to silver rights today, for this generation of our youth. There is nothing wrong with our kids. Absolutely nothing. The fact is, they are brilliant, and brimming with opportunity, mostly untapped.

"Paul Simon's Graceland Journey -- 25 Years Later."

SnagFilms | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts

The reach of oppression can be vast. The poor, outspoken, different, and dissonant are often harmed by political and social persecution; however, oppression can also hinder another foundational element of culture: artistic expression.

Namaste & Conversation: Interviews With Kenny G and David Benoit, Plus Downtown Struts and Sara Jackson-Holman Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Steal Peggy Lipton's Perfect Summer Look

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Known for her role as Julie Barnes on "The Mod Squad," her marriage to producer Quincy Jones and daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones, American actress ...

America America: Conversations With BeBe Winans and Al Jarreau, Plus "Ask Renman"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Quincy Jones Mocks Diddy

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.28.2012 | Entertainment

Quincy Jones is certainly one of the most influential producers of all time, having lent his midas touch to everyone from Ray Charles to Michael Jacks...

UFW Concerts: Chatting With Kris Kristofferson Plus Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, and Shevy Smith's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in Brooklyn by way of Southern California, "Rocket Fuel" is off Shevy Smith's Ad Astra record, which was released this May.