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Chats With Ivan Neville and The Berman Brothers, Plus Exclusives by Geneviéve Bellemare, Home Video and Dream Alive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ivan Neville: "I've bleen doing a little bit of this, a little bit of that, you know. I'm playing with my band Dumpstaphunk and doing other stuff, a few recording sessions here and there."

Managing Michael Jackson and More: A Chat with Ron Weisner, Plus William Beckett and Noel Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ron Weisner: "When you're involved in the music world that I've been involved with, I was in the record end of it first and then the management next, then the television live concert world, and each relates to each other in a different way."

Best of 2013: Vienna Teng Aims High, Has One Memorable Year

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Vienna Teng is upfront about the ways she creates and performs music that's daring and dynamic. The classically trained pianist and Californian-born singer-songwriter embraces technology to enhance her sound, and isn't afraid to let everyone know it.

Keith Urban And Miguel's Big Night

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a few tries, but Keith Urban and Miguel finally got into a groove while preparing for their upcoming collaboration at Fri...

Chatting with Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents at Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone and Rainbow Chan Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview.

Dog Ears Music: Born in July Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Bill Withers, Bugs Bunny, Kate Bush, Don Ellis, and more.

Give Some Love to Michael Kiwanuka

Bobby Elliott | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment
Bobby Elliott

Contemporary soul singers usually don't fare too much better than hip hop artists when it comes to creative freedom, but Michael Kiwanuka seems to have made the album he wanted to make, except that no one's really talking about it.

'The Voice' Recap: Pigtail Braids, Foot Tambourines & More

Jaimie Etkin | Posted 11.27.2012 | TV
Jaimie Etkin

This week the Top 8 took the stage on "The Voice." There was Adele, pigtail braids, foot tambourines, some piano climbing, fog machines, and one of the most absurd things we've ever heard on "The Voice." Thanks, Christina Milian.

Take That, YouTube Commenter

Posted 10.07.2012 | Comedy

Reddit found this comeback from one YouTube commenter to another who thought he was a real wiseguy. It just goes to show that on the Internet, nobody ...

Everybody's Talkin': A Conversation With Derek Trucks and Kat Edmonson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's a lot of ways to do a live album; you can just record a few shows and throw a quick mix on it and throw it out there and if the playing is good enough, it'll hold up."

Aaron Sankin

Meet San Francisco's Most Exciting New Songwriter

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.17.2012 | San Francisco

Who: Bhi Bhiman (Yes, that's his real name) Current Gig: San Francisco-based singer-songwriter whose new album, appropriately titled Bhiman, is poi...

"Hell No (I'm Not Alright")": A Nanci Griffith Video, Plus Conversations With Scorpions' Klaus Meine and Adam Arcuragi

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Intersection's first single, "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)," is Nanci Griffith's ode to the Occupy movements, expressing the frustration felt over economics, politics as usual and beyond.

SHOF/PBS Chats: Billy Joel, Jimmy Jam, Jimmy Webb, Garth Brooks, Allan Toussaint, Dwight Yoakum, Hal David, Paul Williams...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to exchange a few words with many terrific songwriters and artists ranging from Billy Joel and Garth Brooks to Jimmy Jam and Jimmy Webb and even an exec or two as they that walked the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame awards show.

Rest in Peace, Elzie Whittington, AKA Grandma

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

A lot of times you hear about a funeral being a celebration, but it doesn't feel that way. With Elzie Whittington, grandmother of childhood friends...

"Redemption Song": My Post-Emmy Playlist For George Clooney

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Moments before he accepted the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from his lovely friend and former hospital co-worker Julianna Margulies, George Clooney proved once and for all what a truly great humanitarian he is.

"A Little Less Conversation": A Playlist to Encourage a New Generation to "Do Something"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Today, I have a semi-modest proposal for those same young Americans who will likely inherit this big mess: do something, and do it with "A Little Less Conversation" and little more action.

A Master of Kung Folk: a Conversation With Benjamin Taylor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

If Benjamin Taylor had made one album and it was 2008's The Legend Of Kung Folk, he would have fulfilled his creative contract with the music gods.

HuffPost Exclusive: Carole King & James Taylor VIDEO and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Oil and Music: Conversations With Steve Forbert and Tift Merritt

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Forbert discusses his apropos single "The Oil Song," originally released in 1979, and Grammy nominee Tift Merritt describes her songwriting process.

Gaga May Be Good, "Still Bill" Withers Is Great

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Rosenthal

Still Bill is an extraordinary film about Bill Withers, who was born to a black family in W. Virginia, stuttered until he was 28, made toilets for a living, and then wrote Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me and Use Me.

Celebrating Michael Jackson's Youth: The Stripped Mixes and Hello World - The Motown Solo Collection

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mixing Michael Jackson's solo material with that of The Jackson 5's, The Stripped Mixes rips away layers of production, revealing a young boy with the ability to emote mature emotions at an early age.

You Better Sit Down Kids: An Only Mildly Exploitative Playlist for Jon & Kate Plus 8

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

When all those overexposed boys and girls turn eighteen, I pledge to burn the following songs and have them airdropped into whatever compound the family is then holed up in.

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.