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Roy, Huck and Siddartha

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Last fall I was granted a sabbatical. I shared with my colleagues that I planned to practice the piano, focus on wellness, and re-read some of my favorite books, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. One of the senior faculty asked me: "Why did you read that book that kids read in grade school?"

Chats With Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher, The Ready Set's Jordan Witzigreuter, Alex Orbison and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jordan Witzigreuter: "I wrote a bunch of songs -- 70 or so -- over the past two years, and only a few of those 70 were even considered for this album. I tend to like a song when I finish it, give it a week, and then I'm over it, so the ones that made the cut were the ones I still felt passionately about."

Dog Ears Music: 'Mommy Complex' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from Peaches, Snoop Dogg, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Eminem, and more.

Unheard Songs Discovered By Famed Musician's Sons

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roy Orbison's three sons are all musicians but never really got to play music with their dad — until now. Wesley, Roy Jr....

Dog Ears Music: 'Working Class Hero' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Marvin Etzioni, The Sea and Cake, The Jam, Gretchen Wilson, and more.

Best of March Music -- Rock, Country & Jazz

Dusty Wright | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Thom Yorke, Flea, long time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, session drummer Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco have conjured up some heady experimental rock and electronica juju on this album of Radiohead-like alt-dance and fragmented rock tunes.

Co-Writer Of 'Oh, Pretty Woman' Dies At 73

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and...

Dog Ears Music: Born in April Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Charles Mingus, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Artur Schnabel, Bessie Smith and more.

Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."

The Best of Rock 'n' Roll on Film

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For social gatherings at home built around screening movies, outstanding rock documentaries and concert films are virtually guaranteed crowd pleasers, particularly if your home theater set-up includes a quality sound system.

Michael Jackson's "The Immortal Megamix," Plus Chatting With Chris Isaak and Phil Manzanera

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've made a lot of records because that's what I do, and I've listened to a lot of records, and I have to tell you the truth--it wouldn't have mattered if The Beatles had recorded "A Hard Day's Night" on Silly Putty. It would have sounded good."

Chatting with Rickie Lee Jones and NRBQ's Terry Adams, Plus Miss Derringer's New Video and Hot Water Music's New Single

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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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.

Orchestras and Mixtapes: Conversations With Brandi Carlile and Jared Evan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.08.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Brandi: My greatest piece of advice -- and it's not taking a shot at individualism -- is to band together with other artists, and to completely abandon the idea of the competitive nature of music.

Dog Ears Music: "Mother Stands for Comfort" Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Peaches, Sly & The Family Stone, Kate Bush, Roy Orbison, and more.

Cage the Elephant Frontman Discusses "Wicked" Change in Direction

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Cage the Elephant's second album marks a departure of sorts for the band, in that the tracks on this album are arguably more raw, louder, and in your face.

"What The Hell": A Conversation with Avril Lavigne, a Josh T. Pearson Exclusive, Roy Orbison News and a YouTube/RightsFlow Deal

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bored? Well, this particular post features an interview with pop icon Avril Lavigne, an exclusive video by artist Josh T. Pearson, news about a crazy, over-the-top Roy Orbison box set, and a RightsFlow/YouTube deal.

The Panda Appropriations -- Part 3: Playing the Courts

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

Part of the reason that an artist like Rob Pruitt can build a career out of quotations, traces and copies is that the interpretation of "the doctrine of fair use" is subjective.

Dog Ears Music: Born in April Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Iggy Pop Buy: Lala.comGenre: RockSong: 1969Album: Sister MidnightBarbra Streisand (& Kris Kristofferson) Buy: Lala.comGenre: VocalSong: Lost In...

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love": A Playlist for Bristol and Levi

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is my loving playlist for two kids who remind us all about a sometimes flickering yet ultimately difficult to extinguish force in our world -- a crazy little thing called love.

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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Michael Jackson, Inner Circle, The O'Jays, Imogen Heap, The Adventures, Janis Ian, Cate Bros., Rubicon, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, Eric Burdon, REO Speedwagon, Otis Redding, Now That's What I Call Country, Matt Hires, Mark Schultz, Jack Ingram, Smile Empty Soul, Roy Hargrove, Billy Ocean, Cheap Trick, Rory Gallagher, David Guetta, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifah, Matisyahu, Robert Glasper, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Cass Elliot, Neil Diamond, The Casualties, Roberta Gambarini, Patton Oswalt, George Benson, Elvis Presley, Phil Stacey, Tim Buckley, Delores O'Rioran, Carmen Appice, The Mamas & the Papas, Al Jarreau, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Entertainment News, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Dukes, Paul Revere & the Raiders, 16 Horsepower, Collective Soul, Fun., Alan O'Day, Pilot, Now That's What I Call Music, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Roy Orbison, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Da Housecat, Teddy Pendergrass, The Subdudes, James Carter, Adam Ant, Colbie Caillat, Arctic Monkeys, Jeff Golub, Jackie DeShannon, Island Records, Fame, Woodstock, Sounds of Blackness, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Smokie Norful, Irma Thomas, Mew, Tanya Stephens, Brian Bromberg, Willie Nelson, Jack Wagner, The New City Ramblers, Mott the Hoople, Love and Theft, New Releases, Deryl Dodd, Cross Country, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole, Kenny G, Jet, Niti Sawhney, Vander Graaf Generator, Sally Shapiro, John Denver, Jason Aldeean, Smokey Robinson, Taking Woodstock, Vandaveer, Najee, Selah, Needtobreathe, Latoya, Strawbs, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Advocate, Lgbt, Sony Legacy, Verve Records, Roberta Flack, Leonard Bernstein, Grammy, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Jerry Wexler, Gramma Awards, Saturday Night Live, Wbai, Wnew, Miami Vice, Dar Williams, Birthers, Fox News, Cher, Teabaggers, Joan Baez, Glen Campbell, Mel Torme, Death Panel, Nina Simone, Entertainment News
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."

In Honor Of Woodstock, The Best Rock Documentaries and Concert Films By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I've found that if you're equipped with a decent home theatre and quality speakers, it's hard to go wrong with a rock concert film.