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Sumdumhonky: Chatting With Lloyd Price, Plus Andrea Bocelli's Cinema and Indra Rios-Moore, The Turnback, When In Rome II and Nesta! Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What is being called rock 'n' roll today, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, it's all the same as the stuff we did way back in the day. The only thing that's changed is the beat. You can get a whole drum set on your iPad. That's the whole difference in the music. That's why everything today sounds alike."

Ronnie Spector's Voice Can Still Change the World

Steve Matoren | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."

Why is Sheet Music Still Considered Necessary for Music Education?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Robbie Gennet

What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.

What Do Computers 'Think' of Pop Music?

Lior Shamir | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Lior Shamir

When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.

Lust for Celebrity Gossip: It Isn't "Worship"

Peggy Payne | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment
Peggy Payne

Dare to show even the tiniest spark of interest in royal babies or movie star divorces or Olympic decathlete gender identity and you're likely to be scorned for engaging in "celebrity worship." This is wrong. It isn't worship. Got that, you high-minded righteous pious scoffers?

A Tale of Four Cities: Liverpool

Maddy Lederman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Maddy Lederman

The first person I spoke to in Liverpool was the clerk checking my passport at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. He said "thank you very mooch," and he sounded so much like Ringo Starr I thought he was putting me on. There was something else in his voice, sincerity.

Classical Mystery Tour: "The Beatles" Perform With the San Francisco Symphony

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

It takes a special kind of cover band to call for the services of a symphony orchestra. But that's what you need if you're going to perform Beatles songs reflecting the range of their career, not just the "She Loves You" era.

Snorkelers 'Jam Out' At Underwater Concert, Learn About Coral Reefs In The Best Way

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of music-loving snorkelers and divers, joined by distance swimmer Diana Nyad, ducked beneath the waves Satur...

Win a Recording Session With Rock Legends From CardoCamp

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The technological revolution has lead to an over-saturated music industry. While not necessarily a negative thing as more musicians are given a grea...

Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles -- and Allen Klein

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Michael Sigman

To my regret, I never got to know Allen Klein. Nevertheless, I enjoyed an up-and-down relationship with -- as Fred Goodman describes him in his fascinating new book -- Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Rolling Stones, and Transformed Rock and Roll.

Daily Meditation: Summer Solstice

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

5 Underrated Beatles Songs That You Should Get to Know, Part III

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Heilbron

Every single song that I have listed in these articles is one that I have listened to many times and I obviously know its value and importance. I also understand that most people reading this post are in the same position. Last but not least, I would like to wish Paul McCartney a Happy 73rd birthday.

Great Conversations: Brian Wilson

Alex Simon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The release of the new biographical drama "Love & Mercy" got me thinking back a bit. During my time at Venice Magazine I was lucky enough to meet and interview most of my heroes from the world of film.

Man Plays Beatles Song On His Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Science

An astonishing video shows the moment a Brazilian man started playing “Yesterday” on his guitar while undergoing brain surgery. Anthony Kulkam...

How To Find Creative Inspiration From Your Dreams

DreamsCloud | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

We now know that accessing dreams as a source for creativity is nothing new. Since ancient times, writers, artists, musicians, scientists, and a variety of people from other professions have logged their dreams and/or shared them, then acted upon them creatively in waking life.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

16 Things I Learned About Ringo Starr From Stephen Roderick's Recent Rolling Stone Profile

Roz Warren | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Roz Warren

Once, after he'd walked out on the Beatles, he returned to find that George Harrison had covered his drum set in flowers.

Paul McCartney And Dave Grohl Performed Beatles' Classic 'I Saw Her Standing There'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment

What would it sound like if the Beatles reached nirvana? Probably a lot like Dave Grohl performing a Beatles song with Paul McCartney. During McCar...

An Interview with Director Bill Pohlad of 'Love & Mercy' - The Beach Boys' New Biopic

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
The GypsyNesters

A new music biopic was featured at the AARP Movies for Grown-Ups Film Festival in Miami. The movie delves deeply into the troubled life of Brian Wilson, the creative genius behind The Beach Boys, from a compassionate and compelling point of view.

Cirque du Soleil's LOVE, Nine Years Later: Peace, Love and Harmony in a Torn World

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

The message of the Beatles' legacy as captured in this Cirque du Soleil show is clear: it is love. What a world it could be if only we would listen and put the message into practice.

Oh, Boy

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Paul McCartney Performs Beatles Song Live For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment

Paul McCartney made history when he performed The Beatles song "Another Girl" at Japan's Budokan on Tuesday. (The Beatles had first performed there in...

Total Rubbish: A Chat with Monty Python's Eric Idle, Plus ASCAP, Scott James and Scott Mickelson Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

EI: "It started out just being a BBC record of the highlights of the first series or maybe the first two series. We did it in front of a live audience and it was material that was pretty much familiar to us anyway."

Meditation Myth Number 3: 'I Need a Mantra'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Mantras are one such vehicle -- but only one. They're soothing sounds that are psycho-acoustically suited to this settling process.

Julian Lennon's Artistic Horizons

Lauri Lyons | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

I recently sat down with Julian to talk about his first visit to Africa, which is the subject of the Horizons exhibition at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.