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Ben Folds Leads Charge to Save RCA Studio A on Nashville's Music Row

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Carolyn Brackett, Senior Field Officer Ben Folds posted an infographic on his personal Facebook page detailing the importance of fighting for the...

Peace & Love: Chatting with Ringo Starr

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's clear Ringo and his All Starr Band are loving getting by with a little help from their friends. Here I ask him how it all started.

Why Now Is a Divine Time for Alicia Witt

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

It's hard to believe that the strong-willed, ass-kicking paralegal Wendy Crowe on FX's Justified was once Cybill's sarcastic, celibate teenage daughter Zoey in the '90s sitcom Cybill.

Blurred Lines: Talking with Ben Folds About Music Boundaries, Rock Symphonies and Bob Saget

David Hunt | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
David Hunt

Some stuff builds up over time, and the rest goes down the drain. It might seem controversial to tell someone starting out to throw things out all the time, but that's sort of the way I do it.

2 Chainz Performs At U Of M's MUSIC Matters' Benefit Concert

Sydney Berger | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Sydney Berger

The organization, which started two-and-a-half years ago with Schermer, nine friends, and a hundred dollars in a Michigan dorm room, now has 150 members and a growing alumni backing.

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

The Sound of the Life of the Mind and Fire Red Moon: Chatting With Ben Folds and Craig Chaquico

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I thought VH1 had it right with their old moniker, 'Music First.' That's what I think for young artists. Keep it about your art. It's really easy for someone to say, 'Well things change. Everything's changed because the music distribution system has changed.' That doesn't change your music."

Ben Folds Five Releases First Album In 13 Years

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Until his epiphany in a photographer's darkroom, Ben Folds used to have nightmares about a reunion with his old group, Ben Folds Five...

Crystal Bell

Ben Folds 'Embarrassed' By North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

Last week, North Carolina passed Amendment One, which defined marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. The constitutional amendment will ...

Ben Folds and Aaron Copland: I Knew Them When

Brian Horay | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Brian Horay

It was my freshman year in college when I first heard a cut from Ben Folds. Ben Folds Five's debut album repeatedly bowled me over with wonderfully eccentric lyrics and harmonically fresh voices.

LOOK: Baldwin, Other Celebrities Head To Capitol Hill To Press Arts Funding Cause

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 04.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Celebrities including Alec Baldwin visited Capitol Hill Tuesday to shine their spotlight on federal funding for the arts. Baldwin and o...

Alec Baldwin's Message For Congress

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Alec Baldwin visited the nation's capital on Monday to press for increased federal funding for the arts after government dollars were cu...

Obama To Watch The Roots, Ben Folds At NYC Fundraiser

| Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer FLATIRON DISTRICT — President Barack Obama and his traffic-snarling motorcade will be rolling back into...

From Graceland To A Galaxy To Further Explorations: Chatting With Jeff Lorber And Eddie Gomez, Plus Paul Simon's Classic Turns 25

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Man, it was 25 years ago. The Grammy-winning album Graceland -- following what was arguably Paul's best album to that point, Hearts And Bones -- helped change the rules of pop music and politics.

Get Boxed In: A Few Last Minute Musical Gift Suggestions

David Wild | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

If you feel the need to buy someone you love a product from which I in no way personally profit, then here are a few more decidedly last-minute musical gift suggestions from a lazy idiot who still hasn't done his holiday shopping.

The Most Underrated TV Stars of 2011

Zap2It.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | TV

We cover TV stars all year at Zap2it, but as 2011 winds down, we want once again to recognize the work of some of the people whose names aren't above ...

"We Are Young" and Odd Souls: Chatting With Mutemath's Darren King and fun.'s Andrew Dost

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The most fun things would be international travel, getting to hang out with your best buds, playing a live show, and making music videos. Not fun things are setting up and tearing down, file management while recording, picking out a name for your band."

Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.

"The Best Imitation" of Ben Folds

Eric Williams | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Eric Williams

"The Best Imitation Of Myself" is a welcome addition to the collection for Ben Folds Five fans, but it also provides a worthy introduction to the catalogue of one of contemporary music's originals.

Jennifer Hudson, Ben Folds & More: Today's Famous Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Jennifer Hudson, Ben Folds, an...

Machine Gun Preacher: Conversations with Chris Cornell Plus Jon McLaughlin, and Stephen Kellogg Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chris Cornell has a new single, "The Kepper", from the Machine Gun Preacher film and soundtrack. Here he discusses how it came together.

Amanda Palmer Discusses the Launch of David Lynch Foundation Music

Brandon Deroche | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

Playing music coincides directly with the essence of meditation, and therefore it's no surprise that the two are again linked with today's launch of the David Lynch Foundation's newest venture -- DLF Music's "Download for Good."

Chatting with Ben Folds; Plus His Video Premiere of "A Working Day"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Co-written with novelist Nick Hornby, "A Working Day" is Ben Folds' commentary on popularity and hipness that skewers its topic while calling out the internet, blogs, and other social media in the process.

Chatting With Joe Jackson And Earl Klugh, Plus Mick Harvey's "The Ballad Of Jay Givens" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Jackson, performing is the best part of the "madness" that he's involved in. It's better than being in the studio or anything else.

Jon Ward

2012 Hopeful Jon Huntsman Addresses His Obama Connection Head On In His First Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated. COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Likely Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman addressed his connection to President Obama ...