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Chats with Terry Manning and Dan Vallor, and Thank You Prince

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

JESSE COOK'S "LOOP STATION IMPROV" EXCLUSIVE According to the Jesse Cook gang... "World music/jazz guitarist Jesse Cook wraps up his U.S. tour this ...

Earth, Wind & Fire, Album-Oriented Radio, and Why White Rockers Lost Out In the '70s

Bill Adler | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment
Bill Adler

Album-Oriented Radio played no music by black artists. A decade later, the Black Rock Coalition's Greg Tate aptly derided AOR as standing for "Apartheid-Oriented Radio." The fact that Earth, Wind & Fire sold zillions of records in the process meant nothing to AOR.

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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Tomorrow's Children: A Conversation With Pete Seeger, Plus Chatting With Bill Frisell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

After years of activism on behalf of the average Joe and Jane, this 91-year-old national treasure still swings a heavy hammer, and his thoughtful insights are presented here just in time for Labor Day.

Praise & Blame: A Conversation With Tom Jones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

We took a lot of time picking the keys to get them in the right keys. We wanted to do some of the slower songs low because my voice over the years has become lower and richer.

Dog Ears: New Year's Edition

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Our New Year's edition brings you U2, Oscar Peterson, Polyphonic Spree, Bobby Darin, The Staple Singers, and Zuckerman's Chamber Players.