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The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

Ten Years, Two Bands, One Girl: Getting Old and Growing Up With Rock 'n' Roll

Maggie Hollander | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

I listen to the albums which first brought us together and there's certainly nostalgia and a deep love for sure, but it also gets old quickly, as though I've heard them just one too many times and the delight is slightly dampened because of it.

CD Review: "Sir Cadian Rhythm"

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

In March 2014, five musicians got together on Long Island, New York and decided to form a band. Christening the band "Sir Cadian Rhythm," a play on the circadian rhythms of the human body, the name presages the band's goal of instilling musical rhythm into the hearts and souls of their listeners.

Bay Uno: "Wait for Your Love"

Omer Rosen | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Omer Rosen

A video arrived in my inbox last week. Ordinarily, I would delete such emails, but this time I hit play and enjoyed it and now my girlfriend has this song on repeat and so I thought I'd share.

When the Economy Is Explained By the Beatles

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

If you can picture the Beatles explaining today's economy through their songs' lyrics, I suggest you take a look at Federico Rampini's work.

You're So Excited... But it's Your Nap Time (Sung to the Pointer Sisters Song)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

Does your little one ever skip a nap? Perhaps she is too hopped up on sugar? Or maybe his schedule is all thrown off -- because today is a holiday, a weekend or a day of the week that ends in "Y"?

60 and Going On Timeless: Happy Birthday Annie Lennox

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I credit Annie Lennox as being the artist who first turned me onto the joys of pop music in the dawning of my teen years. So to celebrate Lennox's milestone 60th birthday (she's born on Christmas Day), I'm spotlighting one non-single from each of her 15-plus albums since 1981.

The 25 Greatest Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

Udoka Okafor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Udoka Okafor

Since, she turned 25 years old this year (Happy birthday, girl), we decided to compile a list of her top 25 greatest songs of all time. This was no easy task because all of her songs are so amazing. But we eventually came up with a list.

4 Great Online Tools for Music Lovers

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

Music is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy. A certain track can remind you of unforgettable experiences, like your first kiss, honeymoon, or the birth of your child.

14 DJ-Approved Dance Songs That Never Fail To Get People On Their Feet

Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment

Everyone has That Song: The one that makes you get up and dance, even if it is the fiftieth time you've heard it. But what are the songs that get ever...

13 Songs to Get Witchy to on Halloween

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

For me, experiencing the richness of this season entails brewing spicy teas, gathering with other nature spirituality practitioners, meditating and listening to lots of witchy music.

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

15 Songs That Defined The Boomer Generation

Next Avenue | Doug Bradley | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Doug Bradley We each have our own life soundtrack, especially those of us who grew up in the heyday of rock 'n' roll...

The Irresistible Music of Wallace Stevens

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 11.28.2014 | Books
Mohammed Fairouz

My fifteenth song cycle, Domination of Darkness, is also one of my strangest works. For this piece I chose to revisit an old poetic friend, Wallace Stevens, and set five of his early poems to music.

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

Killing Me Softly With His Snoring: Love Songs for Long-Married Couples

Roz Warren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When the two of you are driving to the chiropractor, to the pharmacy or to attend your grandson's kindergarten play, the songs you first fell in love to might still be on the radio, but no longer seem relevant. Here, instead, are a few Love Songs For Long-Married Couples.

You Can't Always Poop Where You Want

Peyton Price | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

You can't always poop where you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find you poop where you need.

Yagana Shah

11 Powerful Song Lyrics That Changed Our Lives Forever

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty

Whether it's an upbeat track that makes you want to get up and dance or a heartfelt ballad that brings a tear to your eye, there's no doubt that music...

Beauty in Judaism

KidSpirit | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

I am a Jew, by heritage and ethnicity. No one in my family is particularly religious; I don't think any of us believe in God.

What's the Connection Between Memorial Day and Radio Countdowns?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Comedy
Joel Schwartzberg

If we know nothing else, we know Americans love lists. We love to rank football teams, rock albums, cars, pizzerias, movies, former girlfriends, and a...

You Know You're Getting Older When...

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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A Rhetoric of Their Experience

Hannah Berkman | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

"Bones and hip hop have become such a big part of my experience here at Cal that I feel like our raps are just the rhetoric of that experience." Ben G...

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay: The Little-Known Roots of 'Cielito Lindo'

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Chances are you've belted out your share of "Ay, ay, ay, ay" choruses in that timeless Mexican song about a lovely lady with dark eyes. Everyone knows "Cielito Lindo," right?

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Beaser

Daniel Asia | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I will make the following categorical statement about Beaser's music: there is not a note that doesn't need to be there and there is an inevitability present that is overpowering.