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Music Legands Natalie Cole and Smokey Robinson to Perform at Martha's Vineyard Music Festival Benefiting Kidney Disease Research

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Martha's Vineyard will be abuzz from Thursday August 22nd to Sunday August 25th, when On The Vine launches its inaugural four-day music and entertainment festival benefiting kidney disease research.

First Nighter: Motown: The Musical Gives the Customers What They Came For

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Maybe Motown: The Musical would have been best off not as part reality-show Dreamgirls but as a straight-out Motortown Revue 2013, which it almost is anyway.

The Night In 1967 I Can Never Forget

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Bobby Rogers of the Miracles died recently at the age of 73. As lyrics from 'Shop Around,' 'Tracks of My Tears,' 'You've Really Got a Hold on Me' and 'I Second That Emotion' reverberate in my head, I'm reminded of a different emotion that I'd shared with Rogers and the fellow Miracles in 1967.

'The Voice' Recap: Avril Lavigne Is With You, Cassadee

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 12.19.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

Naturally, as with any season finale results show, "The Voice." filled up 120 minutes with plenty of musical acts until the results were revealed. We've decided to take a look at the performances that include coaches, finalists or other former Season 3 competitors .

'The Voice' Winner Is ...

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 12.19.2012 | TV

"The Voice" winner was crowned on Tuesday night and Cassadee Pope took home the title of Season 3 champion. Cassadee's fellow member of Team Blake,...

Reflections on a (Missed) High School Reunion

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I was disappointed that I wouldn't get to hang out with some of my favorite people. But though I missed the laughs and the hugs, the very process of cancelling gave me another gift which is, in a way, even more meaningful.

America America: Conversations With BeBe Winans and Al Jarreau, Plus "Ask Renman"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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2011 Year-End Video Performance Review

Michael Vazquez | Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

This is not a year-end list -- the headline says it all -- herewith, two dozen filmed performances.

Laughing Down Crying: A Conversation with Daryl Hall, Plus "Raw African-American Gospel" and Chadwick Stokes Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Smokey Robinson To Be Honored During This Year’s ELLA Awards

Brennan Williams | Posted 10.11.2011 | Black Voices

This week it was announced that music legend Smokey Robinson will be honored alongside Aretha Franklin and Sally Stevens during this year’s annual E...

Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Finds a Home

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most songwriters, even successful ones, toil alone or with a single collaborator. To call them unsung would be oxymoronic, but with a few exceptions t...

Motown & The Hitmen: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Ryan, and Sarah Sample

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mike Ragogna: Smokey, there's so much to go over, but let's begin with your new album for Cracker Barrel, Now And Then. Can you tell us about the project?

Dukes of September, McCartney's Guitarist & An Australian's Tourabout: Conversations With Michael McDonald, Brian Ray, and Xavier Rudd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to singer Michael McDonald, "I remember thinking, 'God, why [is Motown] asking me to do this?' At the same time, I wanted so badly to do it and I wouldn't allow myself to say no."

Listening Booth 1970: A Conversation With Marc Cohn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Listening Booth: 1970 is a concept album that compiles Marc Cohn's favorite -- and many would feel greatest -- songs from that year.

Meet & Greet Monday: Conversations with Jonny Lang and DJ Steve Porter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

An interview with Johnny Lang, in which the guitarist discusses his preferred instrument, Cyndi Lauper, and Motown.

Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Reteam For Rogers' Show (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Dolly Parton was in Connecticut Saturday to celebrate with her old friend Kenny Rogers at his Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years show at Foxwoods. Othe...

Backstage View: 11 Reasons You Should Watch the Grammys

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

From my privileged position backstage writing Music's Biggest Night, I offer you the people My Top 11 Reasons To Watch The GRAMMY Awards Sunday night on CBS.

Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

British New Waver Ian Dury's keen wit, social criticism and generosity of spirit inspires the following reasons for cheer during this tough holiday season.

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, for Those Who Still Care #7

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Not sure if it's me, Sony, or Bob Dylan, but someone is out of their mind. It's hard to listen Dylan squawking "Adeste Fideles" with the finesse of Lyle Alzado and not laugh just a little.

From Philly to Cleveland: A Conversation With Daryl Hall & John Oates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I spoke to the most successful pop duo in music history on their new four-disc box set and their roles on the Cleveland Show.

An Interview with Dan Zanes, Plus Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Smokey & Santana, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With the new DVD release The Fine Friends Are Here!, Dan Zanes and Friends present colorful music and images that are not just for children, but also for the big kid in all of us.

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."

An Interview with Raphael Saadiq Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though his latest album The Way I See It was released last year, Saadiq still is touring pretty much non-stop. He took a quick break from his schedule for this interview.

Honk if You Love . . . Smokey Robinson

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

The very idea of Smokey Robinson singing Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why" is almost too perfect in theory. In reality, it's much better than that.