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Folk-Rock Heroes: Conversations with Steve Forbert, Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin, Plus Terence P. Minogue & American Voices' 'Gaudete' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Season of Joy is the latest offering of Christmas songs, old and new, from Terence P. Minogue. The album leads us through three special aspects of Christmas Part 1 -- The Season is for the weeks before Christmas, the busy time in anticipation of the upcoming festivities.

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Listening: A Conversation With Ben Taylor Plus His Exclusive Video "America"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"New artists should just be honest. Honesty comes across so clearly and plainly in music as far as when I listen to it. The main thing that rings poorly in a song that I hear is people writing things that they don't really feel, you know, making it up, phoning it in."

Dog Ears Music: What We Really Want For ChristmasChanukahKwanzaa

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Neil Young, Bronski Beat, Cheap Trick, Hafdis Huld, The Beatles, and other artists.

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.

Dukes of September, McCartney's Guitarist & An Australian's Tourabout: Conversations With Michael McDonald, Brian Ray, and Xavier Rudd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to singer Michael McDonald, "I remember thinking, 'God, why [is Motown] asking me to do this?' At the same time, I wanted so badly to do it and I wouldn't allow myself to say no."

Rainforest Foundation Celebrates 21st Anniversary With Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler gathered together alongside other legendary music icons across generations Thursday night for the annual Rainforest F...

Never Been Gone: A Conversation With Carly Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In this interview, Carly talks candidly about her new "unplugged" album Never Been Gone, recent projects, her family, an Elton John non-adventure and much more.

New Year, New Administration, More Clemency

Jason Flom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Flom

Obama ran on a campaign promise of change. He can begin by using the pardon power generously to correct as many individual cases of injustice as possible.

Registering Voters

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

Voting is an affirmation of life. It is a way to have a voice in your country's leadership and, through that, your country's future.