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Florida's New Education Chief

Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

Tony Bennett, Indiana's outgoing Republican superintendent for public instruction, will move to Florida to serve as the state's new education commissi...

Tony Bennett Joins Marc Anthony And Latino Stars For The Holidays

Posted 12.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Tony Bennett, the legendary singer, joins top Latino artists for a TV special to be broadcast on the Univision Network under the title of "Merry Chris...

PHOTOS: Lighting The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy was transformed into a beacon of shimmering glory Wednesday when New Y...

Dog Ears Music: Bankrupt on Selling Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Modest Mouse, The Velvet Underground, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sleater-Kinney, Honeycut and more.

Enrollment In Indiana Voucher Program Skyrockets In 2nd Year

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Enrollment in Indiana's school voucher program has more than doubled in the program's second year, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday...

On the Culture Front: North Sea Jazz Festival and Beyond

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I found myself in Rotterdam this summer covering the North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the largest of its kind that takes place each year in the seaside Dutch town just outside of the more famous "dam."

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Glenda Ritz Defeats Republican Schools Chief In Indiana Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- When Indiana won the "Education Reform Idol" competition organized by the right-wing think tank Thomas B. Fordham Institute, it was policy...

Controversial Grades For Schools Released In Indiana

The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. | Sue Loughlin | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

TERRE HAUTE -- Eighteen Vigo County schools received As and Bs, five received Cs, two scored Ds and two (including one now closed) got an F under the ...

Should State Education Chiefs Be Elected?

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Tony Bennett: 'I Don't Feel I Have Ever Worked A Day In My Life'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2013 | Fifty

When you stop wanting to improve yourself, become a better person, learn something new everyday, that's the beginning of giving up on life. Life is such a gift that I wake up every morning happy to know I have another day to learn something or sing or paint...

Viva Duets: A Conversation With Tony Bennett

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I sang a duet with Juanes and we hit it off immediately -- I think he is fantastic. Then on Duets II, Alejandro Sanz sang with me... Both tracks and the CDs were received so well in Latin countries that my son Danny, who manages me, came up with the idea of doing an entire CD with Latin artists."

Ethel: A Daughter's Tale, Summerdocs Finale

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.01.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Ethel, a new HBO documentary, the fascination with all things Kennedy shifts to the legacy of Robert. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy, his 11th child, focuses on the role of her mother in their remarkable marriage, and in the aftermath of his death.

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

Education Week | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's officially time to start speculating about who could be presumptive GOP Mitt Romney's ...

Our Favorite Stars From Childhood: Where Are They Now?

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

"Performing stand up is a narcotic that I need even if I do it a few times a year. Traveling is inconvenient but worth it to make people laugh."

RIP Tony Martin, The Last Link to the Pre-Sinatra Era of Crooners

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When I saw him perform in person, he was in his mid-90s, and his voice was a frail, delicate husk of the booming, powerful instrument it had been in decades past. But the technique, the style, remained virtually unchanged. It was like witnessing a music history lesson in the flesh.

A Closer Look at the Art of Portraiture (Part Two)

Daniel Grant | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The style of contemporary portraiture ranges widely, from smooth, tight realism to flowing, impressionistic and even extending to Pop-influenced work.

Music Biz Icon Joe Smith Donates Awesome Audio Chats

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

At age 84, Joe has lost none of his comic timing. When I reminded him of the good deed he'd done for me so long ago, he paused for a beat and said, "Yeah, I sure am a great guy, aren't I?"

A Facebook Screw-Up Results in Tribute to Great Teacher

Don McNay | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Don McNay

Facebook gave me a unique opportunity: the chance to say 'thank you' to a man who made a difference in my life.

Attention Justin Bieber: Singers Who Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Career Longevity

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

There are a boatload of artists who play to packed venues in the here and now. It's rare that pop singers, country singers -- or any genre of artists for that matter -- have a long shelf life when it comes to maintaining a high-profile career.

Gil Evans' Centennial Tribute, Plus a Conversation With John Pizzarelli and Jon Cleary's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'

Common Core Critics Want ALEC to Tell States What to Do

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Which is the true "conservative" resolution? The one that tells states what to do and demands a one-size-fits-all approach? Or the one that trusts states to make up their own minds -- without interference from Washington?

Listen Up!: Conversations With Haley Reinhart, Early Morning Rebel's Nathan Blumenfeld-James, and JD McPherson & Jimmy Sutton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Cocaine Cowboys, DJs and Tony Bennett: Three Things Miami Had in Common Last Week

Tara Solomon | Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami
Tara Solomon

Is there such a thing as social OCD? If so, we're surely afflicted. Our calendar last week was beyond eclectic.

PHOTOS: Lea Black And Roy Black's Annual Gala

Posted 03.26.2012 | Miami

Amidst the craziness of Ultra weekend in Miami, local philanthropists and celebrities flocked to the Fontainebleau Hotel on Saturday night for the Bl...

Tony Bennett And Josh Groban Duet

blog.music.aol.com | Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment

There's something magical that happens when legendary crooner Tony Bennett gets in front of the camera....