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Indiana School Board Meeting Descends Into Chaos

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The State Board of Education signed off on a new plan for grading Indiana schools before the meeting descended into chaos when t...

Tony Bennett Keeps the Music Playing

Graham Milne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

To hear Tony Bennett sing in person is to be transported; to be connected with a golden era of music that dances ever further from reach with each passing year. They don't write songs like that anymore, and they don't make folks like Tony Bennett to sing them, either.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

WATCH: Harvey Weinstein On Who Was Robbed At The Emmys

HuffPost Live 321 | Posted 10.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Though "Breaking Bad" earned the Emmy for Best Drama in September, Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein has other ideas about who should have won. At t...

Tony Bennett On Lady Gaga: 'Picasso Of The Entertainment World'

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Tony Bennett, the legendary 17-time Grammy winner, discusses working with Lady Gaga in the collaboration of his upcoming jazz album....

WATCH LIVE: Tony Bennett Talks New Album On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Tony Bennett kicks off a marathon online fan event on HuffPost Live, followed by events on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit. The 17-time Grammy winner wil...

Question for Tony Bennett? | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment

Join Tony Bennett's Marathon On-Line Fan Event this Tuesday 10/8 on HuffPost Live at 11:45 AM! Tony invites his fans to join him online for an all-...

After Controversy, Indiana Board Won't Change Schools' Grades

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Board of Education has decided not to change the grades for a handful of schools following a r...

Exploring the Arts

Susan Benedetto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Susan Benedetto

The arts teach empathy. The arts express and evoke emotion, enabling us to feel how others feel and find common ground. The arts help eliminate prejudice by encouraging multiple perspectives. And of course, the arts can be fun!

Lady Gaga's 2014 Album Will Be Totally Different

Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment

With less than two months until the release of Lady Gaga's upcoming album, "ARTPOP," details on the singer's 2014 project have already begun circulati...

Conversations with Gloria Estefan, Julian Lennon and Emmy Wildwood, A Wacky Chat with Tom Ruprecht, Plus a Jessta James Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Double Vision: Meeting Over the Rhine at the Edge of the World

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

There are a lot of terrifically talented and youthful singer-songwriting couples today who, when they're not making out, breaking up or making up, are...

Joy Resmovits

Did Florida Schools Chief Have To Resign? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Only 50 percent of education "insiders" surveyed think that Tony Bennett, Florida's former Republican education commissioner, should have resigned aft...

Indiana Officials: There is Evidence Of "Manipulation" In School Grading Formula

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's top education official on Wednesday acknowledged "manipulation" in the way the state's schools are graded, the latest f...

The Big Lies Behind the Tony Bennett Grade-changing Scandal

John Thompson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

When "reformers'" tip the scales in order to help their allied schools, that is bad enough. The real scandal is their growing willingness to use dubious metrics to punish poor schools and their students in order to defeat political enemies.

Joy Resmovits

Florida Official Praised By Rick Scott Resigns Over Big Scandal | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Less than eight months after starting his job, Florida's education commissioner Tony Bennett resigned on Thursday, amid a growing scandal over policy ...

Top GOP Donor's School Got Special Treatment

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold "failing" schools acco...

Frames, Division Street & HandPicked: Conversations with Lee DeWyze, Harper Simon and Earl Klugh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"With Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel as your introductions, you're definitely in for a penny, in for a pound when it comes to the singer songwriters. It's hard to stop."

Notes on Jazz's Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On this Fourth of July, let our passion for the music continue with this yearly celebration of these communicators, those who have been and continue to be so instrumental in bringing us this music we love so much.

Don Rickles "Rickled" at the Friars Club Roast -eh, Toast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The night was not exactly like the baudy The Aristocrats, a film featuring comedians telling roughly the same story, each one raunchier than the one b...

A Battle for the American People

Tony Bennett | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Tony Bennett

When it is harder to obtain a library card than it is to buy a gun in this country, something is terribly wrong. I mean, would you let your neighbor drive 100 miles an hour in their car through your children's school zone?

What Do Juanes And Gloria Estefan Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2013 | Latino Voices

Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, and more Hispanic stars come together to become one voice against violence in the United States. In a momen...

Paul McCartney Joins Anti-Gun Violence Efforts

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Paul McCartney added his voice to Tony Bennett's campaign against gun violence Wednesday. The former Beatle recorded a voice message...

Dog Ears Music: Taxes and Other Misfortunes Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Coltrane & Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Charles Mingus, Sophie Tucker, and more.

Phil Ramone, Magical Genius Who Elevated His Artists' Music Passes

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

The legendary, yet humble, recording genius Phil Ramone, 72, whose influence across a stunning spectrum of popular music for decades has passed away in New York. CNN stated, "His collaboration credits are a Who's Who of the music industry."