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The Monkees' 'Head': One of Hollywood's Most Influential and Overlooked Films

Sean Randall | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Randall

How many actors or actresses would you suppose have won three or more Academy Awards for their performances? Among actresses, you have Katharine Hepburn at 4, and Ingrid Bergman and Meryl Streep at 3.

Why 'The Monkees' Was a Perfect Meld of Television and Music (That Will Never Happen Again)

Sean Randall | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Randall

Never before or since has a television show had such a lasting impact on the world of music. 51 years ago, future Academy Award-winner Bert Schneider...

Remembering the Late Davy Jones on the 50th Anniversary of the Monkees

Erik Sharkey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

"Hey, hey, we're the Monkees!" This year marks the 50th anniversary of the phenomenon--you know, that show of an imaginary band that led to an actual band.

Why The Monkees Are On Fire Yet Again

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

As a journalist and armchair psychologist (with an advanced degree in psychology), I am watching all the hoopla surrounding the Monkees latest resurgence with awe and wonder, and felt compelled to do a bit of research to figure it all out.

The Monkees Kick Off Fun 50th Anniversary Tour Down South

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Five decades after their TV debut, The Monkees are on the road with a multimedia tour featuring footage from the 1966 television series. The performan...

Good Times and Good Guys: I'm So Glad I Got The Monkees To Think Of

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Suellentrop

"I'm so glad that I got her to think of." Ten deceptively simple, monosyllabic words open the song, "She Makes Me Laugh," the first new single by The...

Micky Dolenz On Broadway: A Monkee And His Music

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

The last thing the world needs is another rock star singing standards. Rod Stewart earned himself another few hundred years in purgatory with his multi-volume take on the Great American Songbook.

The Heart-Pounding Moment Micky Dolenz Realized The Success Of The Monkees

OWN | Posted 11.11.2014 | OWN

When Micky Dolenz was cast as the drummer and a lead singer in the television show "The Monkees," he had no idea how successful -- or unsuccessful -- ...

The Monkees' Micky Dolenz Almost Had A Very Different Career

OWN | Posted 11.07.2014 | OWN

Everyone knows Micky Dolenz as the heartthrob drummer and lead singer in the wildly successful '60s group The Monkees. Since its inception, the band h...

Solo Concerts, Stealin' Home and Similar Skin: Chats with Bruce Hornsby, Iain Matthews and Umphrey's McGee...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Iain Matthews: My daughter designed a cover for one of my albums, with a drawing and misspelled my first name. Rather than correct it, I simply changed my name.

A Reflection on Aging Inspired by 'Portlandia' and the Monkees

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty
Tamar Abrams

When I look in a mirror, I see a 57-year-old woman but I also see myself at 16 and 40. It wasn't until today that I came face to face with the reality of aging. It happened innocently enough.

5 Things That Should Have Improved By Now -- But Really Haven't

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty

There are many things that have become easier or better through the decades. But then there are some stubborn harbingers -- things that are pretty muc...

Top 10 Hits from the Sixties: Who Played on 'Em

Harold Bronson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Entertainment
Harold Bronson

Studio musicians often augmented existing groups or replaced them entirely during recordings. When fans saw their favorite rock groups miming to their records on TV, they didn't know that often the performers hadn't played on them.

Movie Review: 12-12-12

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening's new film, 12-12-12 would be worth seeing if only for the moment where James Dolan loses his temper because of a technical glitch.

Cassandra Wilson Kicks Off the Season at PAC SUNY Purchase College NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Ms. Wilson's voice is the feature here and she did not disappoint, but despite a generally pleasing performance, it was a bit disappointing that Ms.Wilsons' voice was not highlighted more and that band, however good, was more in the background.

Micky Dolenz Talks About The Monkees Present... And The Monkees' Future

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Every few years, two or three members of the "Prefab Four" have hit the road, playing the old hits and occasionally even some newer songs; they did an album of new material in the '80s and again in the '90s.

The Monkees Are Going On Tour

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment

Hey, hey: The Monkees are set to hit the road again this summer for a 24-run tour called "A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees." The Monkees will ...

Micky Dolenz: The Man, the Myth, the Monkee... and Me

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?

Conversations With Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne, The Monkees' Micky Dolenz and The Rippingtons' Russ Freeman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Memories of a Retro Childhood

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

It's only September and already 2012 has taken the lives of some our most beloved musical icons.

Rock 'N' Roll Pantheon Keeps It Real

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

I needed to find out whether the Rock 'N' Roll Pantheon is "for real," whatever that phrase has come to mean.

16 Greatest Monkeys On TV

Posted 08.10.2012 | TV

The biggest star on TV isn't even human! Crystal the Monkey who plays Dr. Rizzo, Justin Kirk's aid, on NBC's new comedy, "Animal Practice" (preview...

'Rolling Stone' Names 10 Best Boy Bands Of All Time!

Rolling Stone | Posted 04.04.2012 | Teen

Boy bands have been a staple of pop music since the early Sixties, and though they come in and out of style, the basic concept of cute, unthreatening ...

Mrs. Davy Jones 4Ever: Remembrance Of Crushes Past

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Mrs. Davy Jones. This is what I wrote all over the inside front over of my three-ring notebook in 7th grade. I couldn't write it on the front cover because that was plastered with "Mrs. Paul McCartney."

Davy We Hardly Knew Ye: Why The Monkees Matter

Janice Harper | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Janice Harper

That was why we loved The Monkees so much -- they had always been ridiculous, and in watching them they gave us, too, the freedom to be utterly and shamelessly ridiculous.