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Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Conversations With Seymour Stein, Lori Lieberman and Sun Records' Josh Collum, Collin Brace & Julie Roberts, Plus an Ed Kowalczyk Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."

Kevin Jenkins: From Sideman to Center Stage

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Kevin Jenkins has titled his debut solo album Step Inside, but he has literally stepped away from the background as a sideman and onto the foreground as lead singer/bassist of his own band.

Dog Ears Music: The Ides of March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes Dirty Projectors, Foals, Iggy Pop, The Flaming Lips, and more.

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

Conversations With Emeli Sandé and Tanita Tikaram, Plus Beth Hart's Video Exclusive "Over You"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Meet The Beatles Again: A Conversation With Roberta Flack

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Stamford's Farewell Tribute to Musician Ralph MacDonald

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

If the evening made one thing clear it was that Ralph MacDonald never forgot his native "Trini" culture and especially its buoyant sounds. He brought the easy sway and earthy vibrancy of those sounds to all the music he made across all genres.

PHOTOS: New Year's Resolutions For Celebrity Pets!

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Tony La Russa would like his dog to spend more time in his lap. Bob Barker would like his rabbit to spend more time in its litter box. ...

A Song For Him -- Celebrating the Life of Donny Hathaway

Nate Larson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Nate Larson

Donny Hathaway, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and master of Soul, was, and continues to be, one the most underrated artists of his time --- the truly great ones usually are.

Chatting With Joe Jackson And Earl Klugh, Plus Mick Harvey's "The Ballad Of Jay Givens" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Jackson, performing is the best part of the "madness" that he's involved in. It's better than being in the studio or anything else.

HuffPost Review: John Legend & The Roots' Wake Up!, Plus Conversations With Seal and Matt White

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Famed Choreographer Is Still a "WIZ" in Old Firehouse

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

Today dancer and choreographer George Faison lives inside a decommissioned firehouse in the heart of Harlem. But you are sorely mistaken if you think he's fallen upon hard times.

Dancing With the Dogs

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

With the rising popularity of the World Canine Freestyle Organization Lucky and Wendy thought that the Astaire awards would be the perfect venue to test celebrity aptitude for doggie dancing.

Grammys Are Off Their Rocker

Carol Orsborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Orsborn

Call it the "Young and Nubile Awards", but there was nary a real live Grammy in sight at Sunday's festivities -- despite the fact that it was largely women in this age bracket who saved the industry last year.

Sister Fa Steals The Show At Star-Studded Concert Honoring U.N. Peacekeepers

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Her May 2009 German release, Saraba - Tales From the Flipside of Paradise, is, at once, a nod to old-school rap and also a blazing new direction for West African Hip-hop.

An Interview With Janis Ian Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Janis Ian is one of the Woodstock era's unsung musical heroes who, just two years prior to the Bethel Bash, shocked our nation with her controversial single "Society's Child."

New Tunes On Monday: Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Ben Harper and Relentless7, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, New York Dolls, and Paul Potts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ever since Cat Stevens embraced Islam, the West has been clueless when it comes to accepting the former superstar. His latest release, Roadsinger, is a good start in rebuilding that emotional bridge to Stevens.