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Squeezing Out Sparks: A Southern Poet Sings for Her New York City Supper

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.14.2014 | New York
Tom Semioli

She refers t herself as a "speaker -songwriter." Where to begin with the genre defying Minton Sparks: poet, storyteller, singer, comedienne, educator, writer, activist, essayist, philosopher, painter, performance artist?

Debtor's Prisons in Kentucky and Other Horrors of the Justice System

Don McNay | Posted 10.14.2014 | Crime
Don McNay

What is going on in Kentucky is apparently going on in various pockets of the nation. It has to stop because it is wrong. It also has to stop unless the rulings of the Supreme Court mean nothing to people charged with upholding them.

The Most Popular Drugs In Rock Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

We've examined the most talked about drugs in hip-hop and the rappers who were talking about them the most, and now Project Know has applied the same ...

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

Dennis McNally Revisits Highway 61 (and Beyond)

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts
Joanna Colangelo

In his new book, On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom, McNally reminds us of who he is at his truest core -- and that is, one of the finest cultural historians of our time.

An Ali Campbell Premiere, Chats with Paolo Nutini, Robert Levon Been, Justine Dorsey, Lizzie Sider, Ásgeir Trausti & Laleh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

ALI CAMPBELL OF UB40 TAKES ON BOB DYLAN'S "I WANT YOU" photo credit: Andy Wilshire According to Ali Campbell of UB40... "When I met Bob Dylan, he ...

Conversations with Jamie Cullum, Peter White and Amanda Kravat, Plus Yellowcard Teams with Invisible Children

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jamie Cullum: "I've lived my short life as a record geek. I take quite a heavy interest in music. Lots of people are interested in music, but I'm the kind of guy who'd be digging through boxfuls of old records in secondhand stores and record fares and things like that."

Compassion Play: Lucinda Williams Is on the Double

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the inspired daughter of a profound poet likes to write. Any time, anyplace. Words, thoughts, phrases will get scribbled down on notepads, Post-its or, if it's during a night out on the town, even cocktail napkins.

Backstage Pass: With Lindi Ortega at AmericanaFest

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Onstage, this feisty cowpunk of Mexican-Irish descent talks tough, wears cowboys boots that match the color of her ruby-red lipstick (and her Gibson J-200) and prefers to sing Johnny Cash instead of Bob Dylan.

About That Time Bob Dylan Smoked Weed With The Beatles

rollingstonelogo | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By ANDY GREENE Not many people get close to Bob Dylan, but Victor Maymudes – who was Dylan...

AKW's Upcoming EP, and "Acoustic Nights" at House of Blues Demonstrates That Live Music can Survive alongside EDM

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

A recent evening out on LA's famous Sunset Strip at hip new lounge Vaucluse, saw eclectic pop trio AKW play their fusion of acoustic, and ambient pop-rock in front of a trippy mural of Hollywood legend, Charlie Chaplin.

Channeling Creativity: Dylan, Plath, and Uncle Tom

David Galenson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Not all conceptual writers work as fast as Dylan and Plath, nor do all experimental writers work as slowly as Bishop. But the differing speeds of composition are not accidental.

At the Intersection of Abbey Road and Tin Pan Alley

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The mission impossible: write a brilliant lyric, and write it yesterday. Carl chose to accept it.

Only Love Can Bring You Down: Why Neil Young And Pegi's Split Broke My Heart

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

I could quote any of their words like a Southern preacher quotes the Bible. My rock and roll apostles. All, to me, spoke Truth. But while the others had been divorced too many collective times to count, Neil and Pegi stood tall and strong, always.

The Dog Beaches of Southern California, Part 2: "Across the Swooping Plain"

Eric Trules | Posted 09.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

We head south from Huntington Dog Beach, and after a few more miles of wide open PCH, we run right into a bottle neck at toney Newport Beach.

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 3)

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Happy 83rd, Ramblin' Jack

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Daley

I've been lucky enough to see Ramblin' Jack twice now, including at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, where, he surprised Beck on stage to duet on Jimmie Rodgers' "Waiting For A Train."

Johnny Depp Will Play Guitar On A 'Lost' Bob Dylan Song

rollingstonelogo | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By KORY GROW When a gig prevented Elvis Costello from making a recording session for "Lost o...

"Give Peace a Chance": A Naïve But Heartfelt Playlist

David Wild | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
David Wild

So with all the tragic violence in The Middle East today and The Cold War being crudely reheated by Putin, here is one man's naïve but heartfelt playlist for Peace. It may not have much to do with the realities of the situation in Gaza or Ukraine, but as John Lennon once said, "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."

Louise Goffin Welcomes a Few Village People to Her Magical Music Kingdom

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

It's not often that a musician serenades an interviewer over the phone, but these were unusual circumstances.

1976: Ground Zero for Today's World (Seriously)

David Browne | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
David Browne

It's time to start re-evaluating 1976, since it was essentially the year our modern world was hatched. I was skeptical too, but it's true.

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

A Baby Boomer's Belated Blog to George Will

Eric Trules | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

I mean, okay, I can accept words like "entitled" and "morally superior." I have even referred to your own brand of journalism of reeking of the latter, and isn't it funny, but now we Baby Boomers are guilty of calling the Millennial generation, our children and grandchildren, the latter.

The Experimental Genius of Gerry Goffin

David Galenson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

I knew who sang the songs, so of course I knew who Bob Dylan was, and the Beatles. But I didn't know writers who didn't sing, so I didn't know who Gerry Goffin and Carole King were.