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Singing: The Music of Living

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

During this harvest season, let's take time be grateful for the remarkable gift of voice, and live up to the responsibility of contributing to the symphony of life.

Petite Noir and South African Sounds

Gideon Resnick | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Gideon Resnick

It's ironic to say the least that a musical genre incorporating anti-Apartheid messages derives its name from the language spoken by the oppressors. Nevertheless, Kwaito, which emerged in Johannesburg in the 1990s, is similar to house music with an incorporation of African sounds and samples.

Cimorelli Live A Capella Performance of "Some Nights" By Fun. (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

YouTube's famous singing Cimorelli sisters rocked the What's Trending studio today with a stunning a capella cover of the summer hit "Some Nights" by fun. and answered their fans burning questions.

Talent Search, Opera Style

Kim Witman | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Kim Witman

No, I am not the newest member of the American Idol panel, but I will be in search of the best young singers in the U.S. The main difference? I'll be on a steady diet of Rossini, Puccini and Mozart instead of Beyoncé, Daughtry and Coldplay.

Deep Rivers, Souls, and the Enduring Artistic Challenge: A Reflection on Paul Robeson and Rob Murat

Charles Howard | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

Beyond his legendary athletic abilities and his brilliant scholarship, Robeson is best known as an Artist and as an Activist. His deep baritone emerges from a deep resolve to fight against oppression everywhere.

Pentatonix Are Making a Cappella Cool Again (or Maybe for the First Time)

Marielle Wakim | Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marielle Wakim

Pentatonix has every chance of becoming the first a cappella group to truly go mainstream. The five of them are a formidable musical force, creating full, interesting arrangements that sound as good (and, on occasion, better) than the songs they're covering.

SINGapore: Once Heard, Can't Be Unheard

Kirsten Han | Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy
Kirsten Han

These songs have become inevitable parts of the average Singaporean existence, and although they may not always succeed in inspiring the oomph and patriotism that they set out to achieve, one thing's for sure: it's always good for a laugh. Or at least a facepalm.

The Etymology of Riffing, or, Why 'American Idol' Is Missing the Point

Ben Toth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Ben Toth

Riffing had its roots in rhythm and blues. There was so much pain in this music that the melody just wouldn't do. But this is not what we hear in contemporary music. It's almost a competition to see who can do the most riffs, the fastest, the highest and the loudest.

Is This 13-Year-Old The Next Big Rap Star?

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

There's a new telephone-inspired YouTube song hitting the viral internet. "Dial Tone," written and recorded by 13-year-old rapper Chris Miles, trades...

'American Idiot' Singer, Songwriter Team Up Again

Carmel Dean | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Carmel Dean

There's a "sweet spot" in a singers voice where, as a composer, you want your song to sit. It is where they will be able to hit their highest, strongest note (the "money note") and thrill the audience, and still not have their lower notes compromised.

Why I Want To Sing The National Anthem

Nicole Vesey | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Nicole Vesey

This entry is part of a contest by HuffPost Books and The Buried Life. Click here to read more about it. My name is Nicole Vesey, and I'm 20 years o...

Singing Lessons: Singing and Breathing

Ruth Gerson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

For the singer to master diaphragmatic breathing or "abdominal breathing," as well as intercostal breathing and back breathing, it is first vital to understand what the diaphragm looks like and how it functions.

PHOTOS: The Joy Of Estonia's Community Swings

Meg Pier | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Meg Pier

A time-honored gathering spot for Estonians is the community swing. I saw these structures all over the country in my travels, huge wooden platforms that can accommodate a crowd.

Knowing Your Body

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Over the years, I've seen the incredible benefits of placing awareness and positive attention on the vocal mechanism. What we mentally attend to -- even in the physical realm -- responds. Is the same not true for the rest of my body? For yours?

WATCH: A Jimmy Fallon Musical?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon is pretty well known for his song parodies, so it's not too difficult to imagine a world where the "Late Night" host took his goofy lyric...

A Musical Tribute To New York

Amber Papini | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Amber Papini

Most of the songs on Hospitality were written in the first few years of my move to New York. There is a New York theme to some of them, and journalis...

WATCH: Five People, One Guitar

Posted 02.10.2012 | Comedy

Music fans might be familiar with Gotye's song "Somebody That I Used To Know," but it's more likely that you're one of the 30 million people who has w...

WATCH: Love Song For The Internet

Posted 04.10.2012 | Comedy

You probably recognize Hannah Hart from her alcohol-infused web-series about cooking, "My Drunk Kitchen," but after all of the SOPA drama in the past ...

How Randy Rodents Lure The Ladies

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

They're no good at poetry. They don't buy flowers. But scientists are reporting that male mice have their own special way of impressing the ladies: ...

WATCH: Your New Favorite Person

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy

Every once in a while a vlogger comes along so full of unassuming greatness that we have no choice but to celebrate them, and YouTuber Helenruth31 is ...

It's Scary As Hell to Sing Showtunes Sober

Ben Rimalower | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Rimalower

Seven months sober, there I was at the Duplex piano bar at 2 in the morning. It was just like the old days -- minus one thing.
 Feeling so well, I boldly requested "Meadowlark," the mother of all showtunes. As soon as I started singing, I regretted it.

Eliot Nelson

Mitt Romney's Favorite Things (VIDEO) | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens/Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens/Brown paper packages tied up with strings/These are a few of...

Sing, Make a Joyful Sound: How Singing Helps Us

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Brenda Peterson

Research has shown surprising results in singing as a way of easing Alzheimer's disease. If singing can help us as we age, what can it do for us at all ages of life?

Holiday Gifts For Hard Times

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Brenda Peterson

Is your shopping list bigger than your budget? Here are some gift ideas that are free and yet very meaningful. They may even be the most precious and well-received gifts of all.

You Don't Have to Win 'American Idol' to be a Singer!

Sarah Yu | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Sarah Yu

Becoming a singer doesn't require you to have a record deal with Hollywood Records or winning record deals on shows like American Idol -- I call myself a singer because it's my passion.