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Not in the Movie: Fifteen Pop Songs Inspired By Cinema

Jon Eig | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

They weren't in movies. They were inspired by movies. Perhaps by a specific film. Perhaps by a star. Or perhaps simply by the entire magical filmic experience. It's a broad definition. Here are fifteen really good songs, covering fifty years of pop music.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 306

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Pop Levi, Super Furry Animals, Kurtis Blow, and more.

ICON & Twelve Tales: Conversations With Belinda Carlisle and A.J. Croce, Plus Rachel Barton Pine's Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This new ICON collection not only includes "Sun," but also some of your trademark songs like "Heaven Is A Place On Earth," which has become a bit of an anthem, plus hits such as "Circle In The Sand," "I Get Weak," and "Live Your Life Be Free."

Still a Wizard, a True Star: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Tonight Alive's "Starlight" (Exclusive)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"

Is That All There Is? A Fond Farewell to Jerry Leiber

Martin Lewis | Posted 10.22.2011 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Jerry Leiber was not only a superb songwriter and producer but also an extremely funny, droll wit of the highest order. I had the honor to know him a little and his humor and his generosity of spirit were exemplary and uplifting.

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of The Perfect Wave: The Hawaiian Independence Movement Gains Momentum

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Sachs

The Hawaiian independence movement isn't just a nutty gambit to avoid paying federal taxes, the way it is in Texas. The Hawaiians have some pretty legit grievances.