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Ain't I a Man?

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Edward M. Weinman

On a beer-drenched stage, a microphone once electrocuted him, but he kept singing. Bart Cameron, the lead singer of Seattle indie band The Foghorn...

An American Tragedy

Francis Levy | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Nestled at the bottom of page 25 of Friday's Times right below a much larger article reporting on the Clinton's Sagaponack rental ("In Hamptons Again,...

Eric Burdon Declares More

Steven Rosen | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Eric Burdon figures he got a rude awakening from life pretty early -- the day he was born. It was May 11, 1941, in Newcastle upon Tyne. England was at war with Germany.

Solomon King's Train & New School Blues in L.A.

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

I was with my musician pal Solomon King at Arcadia Blues Club recently chatting about Train his excellent upcoming record of "new school blues," which includes some modern riffs on traditional Blues...and beyond.

Dog Ears Music: National Evaluate Your Life Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Joel Hilme & Felix Martinez, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Idol Fodder, Alberta Cross, Scott Joplin and more.

When I'm President and Still On The Road To Freedom: Conversations With Ian Hunter and Alvin Lee

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Music Biz Icon Joe Smith Donates Awesome Audio Chats

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

At age 84, Joe has lost none of his comic timing. When I reminded him of the good deed he'd done for me so long ago, he paused for a beat and said, "Yeah, I sure am a great guy, aren't I?"

Guitarist Who Performed The 'Theme From Shaft' Dies

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 07.01.2012 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Charles "Skip" Pitts, the longtime Memphis guitar player for Isaac Hayes whose distinctive sound helped define soul and make ...

Grand Illusions & Breakfasts in America: Conversations with Styx's James "J.Y." Young and Supertramp's Roger Hodgson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: The Gift List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Doris Day, The Talking Heads, Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Caretaker, and other artists.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'all Street: Movement Grows Up Down South In Gainesville

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

This is the first in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. Stay tuned in the coming days for more from our road trip t...

2120 South Michigan Avenue: Chatting With George Thorogood

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

George Thorogood's 17th studio album -- 2120 South Michigan Avenue -- is an obvious tribute to Chess Records. He recently told me the story behind it.

Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Someone's Mojo Is Working: A Conversation With Tom Petty

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've been trying to get there for over a decade, really. [Blues] is the music we've always played. I guess over the last decade or so, it just became where I went when I wanted to listen to music."

HuffPost Review: Who Do You Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thanks to a juicy performance by Alessandro Nivola,, Who Do You Love feels like a celebration of a seminal musical moment, for all its flaws.

25 Recordings Added To Grammy Hall Of Fame (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It might be a Man's World, but there's always room for California Girls. A list of 25 recordings has been announced for the 2010 Grammy Hall of Fame ...

"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep": A Very Pretty Playlist for Carrie Prejean

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Seeing Ms. Prejean attempt to manhandle the "media" or Larry King the other night reminded me of a lesson I learned long, long ago.

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

Look at this Motherf*%@n Puppy!

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

The following flier was found today posted in the vicinity of the White House...

The Obamas Get Jazzy With New First Dog Named: Bo!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Kudos to the Obama family. They researched the best breed that fit their family, they consulted Ted Kennedy, who has Portuguese Water Dogs, and they "adopted" a dog that had been returned.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Read More: Stuart Bowden, Ted Stevens, Jesse Jackson Jr, Ron Paul, Guantanamo, Al Franken, Best Government Dollar Spent, 50 State Strategy, Mccain, Primary Schedule, Awards, China, Worst Political Theater, Drill Baby Drill, Sarah Palin, Most Overreported Story, Andrew Cuomo, First Cat, Howard Dean, Socks the Cat, 2008, Bailout, Sofa, Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Worst Political Scandal, John Edwards, Status of Forces, Sorry to See You Go, Health Care, Aids, Global Warming, Gravel, Election 2008 Coverage, Alaska, Bobby Jindal, Thomas Tamm, Reconstruction, Joe the Plumber, Tony Snow, Bernanke, Democrat, Letterman, Socks Clinton, Most Underrated, Democrats, Barack Obama, Best Idea, Predictions, George Carlin, 15 Minutes of Fame, Honorable Mention, Michigan, Hybrid, Wiretapping, Fred Thompson, Hillary Clinton, Executive Experience, Maliki, Caribou Barbie, Best Spin, Stuart Bowen, Destined for Political Oblivion, Kucinich, Jesse Helms, Private Jet, Beijing, Truth Commission, Going Green, Iraq, Most Overrated, Isaac Hayes, Spitzer, Caroline Kennedy, Bush, Wright, Blagojevich, Paulson, Bo Diddley, Mclaughlin, Unemployment, Inauguration, Destined for Political Stardom, Biggest Government Waste, Snl, Florida, Socks, Primary, Africa, Whistleblower, Best Political Theater, Most Underreported Story, Boldest Political Tactic, Castro, David Plouffe, Jeremiah Wright, Olympics, Harvey Korman, Beau Biden, Bernie Mac, Free Speech Zone, Wall Street, Chris Weigant, Oil, Most Honest Person, Socialism, Michael Crichton, Arthur C. Clarke, Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Worst Idea, David Letterman, Tamm, Wurzelbacher, Politics News
Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

CPS Makes Famous Alumni Mix On iTunes

Crain's Chicago Business | Shia Kapos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools has posted a mix of popular songs by its alumni musicians on iTunes. This isn't a money-making effort -- directly -- but a way...

How Bo Diddley Can Teach Hillary Clinton a Note or Two

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

I never paid attention to Bo Diddley's lyrics; I was simply moved by the rhythms. But the passing of Hillary Clinton's campaign makes them seem quite relevant.

Bo Diddley Dies At 79

AP | RON WORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guit...