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Bye, Bye Fat Lady! Make Way for Opera's Sexiest Singers

Justin Moss | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
Justin Moss

Today's opera stars, men and women alike, must have the whole package. They need to be as convincing in their appearance as they are in their singing.

WATCH: See Carly Rae, Katy Perry & More Before They Were Pop Stars

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

Carly Rae Jepsen may have the No. 1 song in the U.S. -- not to mention one of the catchiest hooks in the history of music -- but before she was tellin...

A Superstar's Farewell: Whitney Houston's New Hope

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Whitney Houston's funeral will be the antithesis of Michael Jackson's theatrical farewell. That is only fitting.

Helping Uninsured Singers Save Their Voices and Their Careers

Michael J. Pitman, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Michael J. Pitman, M.D.

With the poor economy and lack of universal healthcare coverage, many people do not have access to the healthcare they desperately need. One group that all too often finds itself in this situation is that of professional singers.

How to Write a Song: For Writer's Block or Beginners

Ruth Gerson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

From: San Francisco Vocal Coaching's "Singing, Songwriting and Performance" Class (I've also taught it at Princeton University.) How To Write A Song,...

A Music Maven: Jamming With Emily Zuzik

Laura Cococcia | Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Cococcia

Emily believes in the power of intuition to guide her, adoring her inspirations, but not a slave to the rules of what must define a songwriter. I'm thrilled to share more about the world behind her story.

Phoebe Snow Dead: 'Poetry Man' Singer Dies At 60

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 06.26.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — It wasn't long after the release of "Poetry Man," the breezy, jazzy love song that would make Phoebe Snow a star, that the singer exp...

Making a Living Making Music Part IV: Quit Your Day Job!

Ruth Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

Whether your are a working musician, singer, songwriter or the likes thereof, someone who makes a living from music on her own has to be an entrepreneur.

Making a Living Making Music Part III: Music Licensing & Music Supervisors

Ruth Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ruth Gerson

I reached out to some experts about how to go from "getting lucky" in licensing to earning a steady income. There's a market for being "nobody," if your recordings are good.

Making A Living Making Music Part II: Booking House Concerts

Ruth Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

I didn't learn how to drive until I was 39, left NYC and moved to the Bay Area. In the early 90s, I took a Greyhound bus to most gigs. Before digipack...

4Troops Will Be "Home for Christmas," Jessica Simpson Maybe Not

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

If there's a silver lining in the recent Jessica Simpson PR blooper -- in which her father fired a group of singing veterans because of their camo pants -- it's that we'll have our pick of holiday music.

Susan Cowsill Soars with CD Release Lighthouse

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

For anyone who has followed Cowsill's career in recent years, or caught her national tours and regular gigs in New Orleans, the rendition of "River of Love" will offer a swift kick in the gut.

It's Raining All The Time: A Tribute To The Incomparable Lena Horne

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Remember the artistry and beauty of the late Lena Horne (1917-2010) through the photography collections of The New York Public Library for the Perform...

Stage Door: Ute Lemper's Last Tango in Berlin

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

It's the voice -- a sexy contralto that can bring you to tears in a single note. If you've heard chanteuse Ute Lemper, you cannot forget her.