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Jennifer Hudson's Body-Positive Mantra: 'Love What Skin You're In'

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.23.2015 | Style
RaVal Davis

"You've got to embrace yourself. Love what skin you're in," says Jennifer Hudson. "It's not about what other people think. It's about what you believe about yourself, so own it."

The Musical Evolution of Chuckie

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Diverging from his roots in techno and tech house, Chuckie has also been releasing a series of EPs with ChildsPlay titled Traphall. Though he will still often play techno and tech house during his live sets, he is perpetually striving to expand his sonic horizons.

From Junkanoo to Brukdown: A Booty-Shakin' Tour of the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Don't get me wrong. I love Jamaican reggae music. Ditto for its two predecessors, rocksteady and ska, and before that mento and old-time calypso. But down in the Caribbean you'll hear all kinds of other booty-shaking rhythms.

California Roots Music Festival Is One of World's Largest Reggae Events - the Secret Behind the Success

Steve Harmon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

It happened here: the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and more. No we're not talking about Woodstock. Before Woodstock. In a quiet seaside town known more for sardines than kissing the sky.

Brown Bags to Stardom: Ekolu with Micah G

Brad Puet | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

I recently had the privilege of talking story with Lukela from Ekolu and Micah G while they were on their "Strictly for the Lovers" Tour. Once again, ...

New York and Ibiza Had a Beautiful Sexy Baby: They Called It Tel Aviv

Alona Elkayam | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Alona Elkayam

I say Israel, you say shrapnel. I say Israel you say, unrest. But wait. You've got it all wrong. You see New York and Ibiza had this torrid love affair and had a baby. They called her Tel Aviv.

No Taylor Swift, Streaming Isn't Killing Music

Steve Harmon | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

In other words, if you're a musician, you have to play live to make money. The old business model of pressing a record or CD and cutting the pie a dozen ways doesn't work.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Shaggy Is the Real 'Mr. Worldwide'

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Talk to reggae icon Shaggy for three minutes or less, and you'll realize three things: A) he never stopped making music despite terrestrial radio in the states cutting his airplay B) his charity work will always come first, and C) he doesn't care about "A."

12 Songs That Will Make You Fall In Love With Supergroups All Over Again

Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment

You know what’s better than one insanely popular band or one extremely successful artist? When they all merge together to create a beautiful, downri...

Red Baraat's Infectious Bhangra Funk, Pluralistic Message and Its Gaadi of Truth Playing Nationwide

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

If Bob Marley's message of "one love" was an anthem for a previous generation, then Red Baraat's "pluralism" is one for a technologically interconnected world still severely separated by issues like race and economic inequality.

A Gay Man's Comprehensive Guide to Reggae Music

David Munk | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
David Munk

Though it may strike you as something less than shocking coming from an analog, Fosse-loving gay guy like me, but I've never cared much for reggae music. Doesn't everyone like reggae? That said, I do actually like a reggae beat.

The Aloha of Kore Ionz

Brad Puet | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Puet

Kore Ionz is an amazing reggae band that is Seattle based with its feet planted in the island reggae scene but always touching many different types of...

Daily Meditation: Rivers Of Babylon

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Songs of Freedom: Celebrating Bob Marley on his 70th Birthday

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

In an arc stretching from Kingston, Jamaica, to Birmingham, England, our photographers captured many special moments with the reggae master Bob Marley, born 70 years ago this Feb. 6th.

CD Review: Be Yourself by Dimestore Prophets

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Zoukis

Members of the Dimestore Prophets include Ray Glover, who plays guitar and sings, John Wilson on drums, and Eric Groff on bass. And there's a distinct party vibe to their musicianship. Obviously, they enjoy what they're doing and do it well.

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Here's How To Dance The Pain Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

Just before I became the last and only male interview of the day for German duo Milky Chance, singer-songwriter Clemens Rehbein joked, "Now we can tal...

When Music Is Like "Sex on the Beach"

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating -- that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe a few more warm breezes of sound before the end of the year.

Shaggy Reveals The Real Inspiration Behind 'It Wasn't Me'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Shaggy’s breakthrough hit “It Wasn’t Me” tells the story of a man who get’s caught cheating on his girlfriend and denies the act completely....

A Queen Turns 80 and Prepares for Reinvention

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

As she turns 80, there she sits, a defiant reminder of a times past; a luxurious venue for times present and through several reinventions currently underway will be a part of the Long Beach skyline in times future.

#AOLBUILD Receives Ziggy Marley Moderated by @MARCLAMONTHILL

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the AOL BUILD below with Ziggy Marley of the Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, moderated by the Huffington Post Li...

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

A Roots Music Sacrifice: A Review of Matisyahu's Akeda

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Matisyahu's new album, Akeda, is almost pure roots music, with a little dancehall sprinkled in the mix. It's the kind of album you put on when you need to get away, or shut the bedroom door and just kick-back, soaking in the music.

Daily Meditation: Give Thanks

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Thank You Note: A Conversation With Nas and Michael Eric Dyson

Jasmine Rand | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

I was one of the attorneys that represented the family of Trayvon Martin, but I felt sole responsibility for the miscarriage of justice. Not even blessed to be a mother yet, but I already failed my distant relatives. I failed to set the future at the feet of my son.

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...