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Feeling Discouraged About Warsaw? Chin Up: Bands and Students Come Together To Push The Environmental Envelope

Adam Gardner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Adam Gardner

It was pleasantly surprising to see the response first-hand from students -- not only did they tolerate all the environmental information and calls-to-action, but they immediately participated and were excited to talk about their efforts and ideas to make their campuses more sustainable.

Jack Johnson Gets Mellower Than Ever

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Want to hear the sound of pure contentment? Pop on the new Jack Johnson record. If you thought the Hawaii-based folk-rock si...

Officially Divorced!

Posted 09.11.2013 | Divorce

Laura Dern and Ben Harper are officially divorced, according to reports from TMZ. Dern, best known for her roles in "Jurassic Park" and "Enlightene...

Conversations With Duff McKagan, Delbert McClinton and Sheldon Gomberg, Plus Video Exclusives by Hot Peas 'n Butter and Steamteam

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've had an unusual career with record companies. Every record company that I was on went out of business while I was on the label and had something on the chart. All of them but one."

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

Scotty McCreery's Christmas EPK Exclusive, Plus A Conversation With Danny O'Keefe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back on November 13th, Christmas With Scotty McCreery was the subject of an interview with the young American Idol winner and country music star. As we're getting closer to the holidays, Scotty offered this glimpse into his Christmasness with this exclusive EPK...

Flea Turns 50: How Music Saved His Life and How He's Paying it Forward

Brandon Deroche | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Brandon Deroche

When I arrived at Flea's Los Feliz house a few hours before his 50th birthday party and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser began, I had a feeling I'd remember everything I love about the sometimes seemingly morally decrepit city of LA.

Old But Never in the Way: The New Dylan and the Old New Dylans

David Wild | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

"I'm searching for phrases/To sing your praises" Bob Dylan sings at the start of "Soon After Midnight," one of my favorite songs on his newly painted masterpiece, Tempest.

Bonnaroo Flashback and Preview: John Paul Jones + Ben Harper + Questlove 2007 Jam (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Like a comet, The Roots orbit Planet 'Roo in nearly five-year intervals, from the festival's second year ('03), through its middle ('07) and, if the cosmic doomsayers are correct about 2012, its end.

Ben Harper And Laura Dern Are Reconciling: Report

Posted 02.07.2012 | Divorce

Laura Dern and Ben Harper may be reconciling, according to a report by TMZ. Sources tell the site that the couple have officially called off their...

Dog Ears Music: Born in October Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Albert Collins, Thom Yorke, Sam Brown, Elvin Bishop, and more.

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

INXS Makes Peace With Its Past On Latest CD, Tour

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

The Aussie sextet's oft-mentioned struggles have yet to dim its members' passion for recording and playing live or alter fans' belief that the indomitable spirit of INXS lives on, 34 years after its first gig.

WXPN and World Cafe Make Wilmington Delaware the Center of Cool for 48 Hours

Binky Philips | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

While my wife loves the typical type of music that NPR stations play, I had kept myself sorta willfully ignorant about a lot of the more cerebral and free-range acts that live on those play-lists.

Give Till It's Gone: A Conversation with Ben Harper

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.15.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, Ben Harpers tells me the story behind his new single: "Rock 'N' Roll Is Free".

Global Beat Fusion: Ben Harper's Blues and Lord Echo's Melodies

Derek Beres | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

On his forthcoming album, Give Till It's Gone, Ben Harper's penchant for turning the tragic uplifting continues.

Back Together? Laura Dern, Ben Harper Hang With Their Kids Post-Split

tmz.com | TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Laura Dern and Ben Harper put aside that whole nasty divorce thing to spend a little quality time with their kids in Brentwood yesterday. ...

"Make Your OWN Kind of Music": A Playlist for Oprah's New Network

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Last time my wife or I checked, I was still technically a man. So sadly, I may not fit into the most desirable demographic for Oprah Winfrey's brand new OWN network. Still, I am watching.

LA's Ten Newest Boutiques Include a Mix of Heavyweight and Far-flung Brands

Style Section L.A. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

We've been gifted with more than a few US debuts on the retail front this season, along with a smattering of interesting mono-brand stores from locals and East Coasters alike.

Laura Dern And Ben Harper RECONCILING?

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Two months after filing for divorce from actress Laura Dern, musician Ben Harper and his wife of five years are trying to reconcile. "It looks like ...

Blindsided With Divorce Papers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Court records show musician Ben Harper has filed for divorce from Laura Dern after nearly five years of marriage. The Grammy Awar...

Gearheads Unite: Conversations with Bachman & Turner, Plus Life is Good Concerts, and Freetime with Stars' Torquil Campbell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about your new album Bachman & Turner. First of all, the music is classic, and please don't be offended by this, but much of it sounds it like classic BTO.

From Atlantis to Los Angeles' El Rey: A Conversation with Donovan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Donovan Leitch, the Cosmic King of the sixties -- with his family and quite a few of his friends and admirers -- will take the stage tonight at Los Angels' famed El Rey Theatre.

Gulf Aid and Concert for the Coast Rock for Cleanup This Weekend

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Looking to do your part in helping clean up the Gulf of Mexico post-BP Spill while festing?

David Arquette helps the Music Unites Youth Choir look stylish for their Carnegie Hall debut performance

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

On Tuesday, the Music Unites Youth Choir will make its debut at Carnegie Hall singing The Who songs and wearing specially designed shirts from David A...