Nothing else sounded like it then, and nothing sounds like it now: inspired piano-and-harpsichord-based southern gothic rock epics don't come along often. Many critics were confused by it; many of her fans consider it one of her masterworks.
The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.
Today, Ben is a happy proud polygamous gay atheist. Those are a lot of labels, and required repeated confrontations with social stigmas. After all, being openly polygamous is a little unusual. Gayness is unusual. Atheists are unusual.
She'll be performing at the Carlyle till April 18. Watt White, her music director said that the Carlyle may mark the beginning of a tour; he will be joining Hall in San Francisco, bringing "Sin and Salvation" to Feinstein's at Hotel Nikko.
Jason Flom: "I think it was really for the general work that I do. I haven't done a ton of work on the arts side, but I have been involved for over 20 years trying to reform the criminal justice system."
For over the past two years, I have been an outspoken advocate in the fight against domestic violence. Only now, am I publicly sharing my truths of being sexually abused, by a much older relative, when I was a child.
"Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)," yes, was inspired by the Twilight series. The song is featured on Stevie Nicks' latest album In Your Dreams. Its video presented here for HuffPost's Stevie Nicks and Twilight fans to savor to the last drop (frame).
Tori Amos has been a trailblazer for her entire career, developing her own composing style and tackling difficult subjects such as sexual violence and miscarriages on her records. This week sees Amos try yet another new direction with the release of her twelfth studio album.