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Randy Newman

Block That Metaphor, Twice

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

It's worth pondering why a gambling cliche has become the metaphor of choice for the campaign commentariat.

Trampled By Turtles' EPK Exclusive, Plus Conversations With Owl City's Adam Young, moe.'s Chuck Garvey, and Wounded Warriors

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Aaron Sankin

Meet San Francisco's Most Exciting New Songwriter

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.17.2012 | San Francisco

Who: Bhi Bhiman (Yes, that's his real name) Current Gig: San Francisco-based singer-songwriter whose new album, appropriately titled Bhiman, is poi...

Joyful Noise: A Conversation With Mervyn Warren, Plus Chatting With Mark Wayne Glasmire and Julian Velard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Lindi Ortega Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With Yo-Yo Ma and Mason Jennings

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Smile: An Interview With Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Plus Chatting With Andy Warhol Siren Ultra Violet and Boyz II Men Exclusive Clips

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Multi-Platinum selling Grammy Award winners, Boyz II Men, are bringing R&B back with their with their new double album, Twenty, which debuted in -- of course -- the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200.

Dog Ears Music: Born in November Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Neil Young, Fabolous, John Hammond, Scarface, and other artists.

Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

Let Them Talk: Chatting With House's Hugh Laurie, Dar Williams and The Axis of Awesome, Plus Cal Ecker's "Time After Time" Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Hugh Laurie has a new album, Let Them Talk, which is New Orleans blues based. Here he discusses how he came up with that idea.

Owners Say the Darndest Things

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

In an economy where job security is nonexistent and it's riskier than ever to stand up to horrible bosses, there's usually nothing funny about their carelessly erratic and sometimes cruel behavior. But one finds humor where one can.

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

My Life Is Good: Chatting With Randy Newman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

RN: Well, I was writing songs for other people, and they heard my demos. A&M and Warners made me offers, and because Lenny Waronker -- who I had known since I was one year old -- was at Warner Bros, I went there. And here I am today, on the same label.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

WATCH: Denver/Boulder's Weekly Concert Calendar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

This week in concerts offers something for everybody. The week starts with the Cold War Kids, The Lighthouse, and The Whaler, before winding down ...

Live-blogging the 2011 Oscar telecast

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Kathryn Bigelow, Rick Baker, Prince, Eminem, Scarlett Johansson, Lord of the Rings, Country Strong, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, Marilyn Monroe, Jeff Bridges, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Steven Spielberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mandy Moore, David Fincher, Eli Wallach, Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Arthur, David Seidler, As Time Goes By, Florence and the Machine, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hope, Smile, In a Better World, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar, Black Swan, Tim Burton, Lena Horne, Tangled, Francis Ford Coppola, Banksy, Russell Brand, Clint Eastwood, Marshall Fine, Toy Story 3, Celine Dion, Robert Downey Jr., Warren Beatty, Marky Mark, Hilary Swank, Inside Job, Javier Bardem, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Auto-Tune, Cat Stevens, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Colin Firth, Biutiful, James Franco, Jack Nicholson, Charlie Sheen, Billy Crystal, Josh Brolin, Australia, A.r. Rahman, Kirk Douglas, Susanne Bier, President Obama, Trent Reznor, Dicky Eklund, Citizen Kane, Alec Baldwin, Marisa Tomei, Helen Mirren, Mila Kunis, Jean-Luc Godard, Guthrie Theater, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Incendies, Christian Bale, Elton John, Phil Collins, Harry Potter, Marshall Fine Commentary, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dancing With the Stars, Geoffrey Rush, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Charles Ferguson, Sandra Bullock, Twilight, Stella Artois, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hanks, Alice in Wonderland, Jude Law, Paddy Chayefsky, Inception, Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Aaron Sorkin, Randy Newman, Melissa Leo, Grapes of Wrath, Adrien Brody, Tom Hooper, Raging Bull, Pixar, Kevin Brownlow, Bruce Springsteen, Entertainment News
Marshall Fine

8:39PM EST Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incept...

WATCH: Bart Simpson Vs. Pixar At The Golden Globes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

'The Simpsons' had fun this Sunday lampooning not only awards season but also animated films in general, with brilliant parodies of "Toy Story," "Wall...

The Art of Harry Nilsson

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

Who Is Harry Nilsson is the fascinating story of the tragic genius whose contribution to 60's and 70's pop culture was epic.

"No Matter Who You Vote For The Government Always Get In": A Playlist For Election Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

My Fellow Americans, I simply wanted to take just a musical moment to encourage each and every one of you to vote this election day. Here are some tunes of encouragement.

Who Dat: What Has Happened Here is the Winds Have Changed

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Karen Dalton-Beninato

What has happened here is the winds have changed. Randy Newman wrote it in Louisiana 1927 and the song remains the same. Since I filed the first story...

"Here's That Rainy Day": A Damp Playlist for Wet Weather

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Even here in the normally sunny Southwest, the rain has been falling in recent days. And so here's a damp but intermittently lovely playlist for all those rainy days in our lives.

Monday Will Never Be The Same: Conversations With Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, David Gray and Josiah Leming

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Goo Goo Doll's John Rzeznik's has some advice for up-and-coming acts: "Don't worry about getting famous because that means nothing. There are a lot of really useless people in this world that are famous."

"TV Is the Thing This Year": My Playlist for the Emmy Awards

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Far be it for me to ever correct the Boss, but as it turns out Bruce Springsteen was not a true televisionary; there are not "57 Channels And Nothing On" these days. Please tune in Sunday night, and see for yourself.

De-Evolution and Indie Revolution: Conversations With Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and OK Go's Damian Kulash, Plus Comic-Con Gets Loopz-y

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

There is this cool little gizmo called a "Loopz" that creates sounds and beats depending on the user's physical interaction with it. An entity calling themselves The Loopz Band will be performing at Comic-Con.