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Best of January Music -- Concerts, Leftovers, Prince

Dusty Wright | Posted 03.31.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

I'm stunned. Truly didn't expect this catchy-as-hell glam rock raveup from the Purple Dood. Restores all the faith I'd lost in him these past few years about the ability to write any memorable jukebox tunes.

Best 12 Albums for 2012

Dusty Wright | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Wasn't easy to whittle this list down to 10, let alone 11, so I picked 12 for 12-12-12. A few of these selections were last minute additions that knocked two other picks out of top spots.

The Temple of Doom Halloween Party, Family Day At Newseum, Marine Corps Marathon: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 26, 27, 28

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.26.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 1. Brightest Young Things & The Temple of Doom At The Sphinx Club Have you ever partied at The Sphinx Club? Did you k...

David Sedaris At Strathmore: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 23

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.23.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 1. A Night With David Sedaris At Strathmore Everyone's favorite "This American Life" author will read from a book. I...

EXCLUSIVE: Hear A New Track From Bettye LaVette

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.23.2012 | Entertainment

Soul legend Bettye LaVette got an early start in music. She made her first album at 16, which is why she's already celebrating her 50th anniversary in...

Van Hunt's Free "June" Download, Plus Chatting with Steve Cropper and Gomez's Tom Gray

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Van Hunt makes his return this week with the online premiere of "June," his first new music in more than three years. "June" heralds the release of Hunt's new album, what were you hoping for?

Amid Dreary Concert Season, Bettye LaVette's Triumphant Return

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Art Levine

After nearly 50 years in show business, Bettye LaVette still brings the pain to every performance. The praise has been so overwhelming for LaVette since she emerged from years of obscurity that at first it may all seem like hype.

Bettye LaVette: The High Priestess of R&B, Too Long Ignored

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leonce Gaiter

Unashamedly aged, rough, ragged and under absolute control, Betty La Vette could find depths of longing and desperation in a lyric that the songwriters probably didn't even know existed.

Peter Wolf Tearing It Up on Tour (and on TV)

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You could say that Huffington Post has been solidly behind Peter Wolf's latest solo album Midnight Souvenirs. And why not? It's easily one of the most entertaining, wildly raucous and just plain exciting albums of 2010.

Play > Skip: New Music for May 25

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

We are nearly halfway through the year's new music releases. And it is exactly at this point that the musical line is clearly drawn between art and co...

MUSIC UNITES CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

It was just one year ago that New York-based charity Music Unites was founded by Michelle Edgar to support music education in underfunded inner city s...