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Happy 83rd, Ramblin' Jack

Lauren Daley | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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.

Ira Israel

Ira Israel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

How does one alter one's perspective to perceive that being obligated to show up someplace for 15-20 hours per week is a tremendous luxury?

The Secret Chaos Behind Lionel Richie And Michael Jackson's Iconic Song

OWN | Posted 06.20.2014 | OWN

In 1985, producer Quincy Jones gave Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson the assignment of a lifetime. To help fight famine in Africa, he wanted them to ...

Music and Movements: The Tradition Continues

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect -- directly and indirectly -- to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.

Where Will You Celebrate Bob Dylan's Birthday?

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Bob Dylan turns 73 over Memorial Day weekend, on May 24. Increasingly, birthday celebrations are being held around the world by his fans, featuring local musicians playing covers of Dylan songs and tributes of their own.

Chats With Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher, The Ready Set's Jordan Witzigreuter, Alex Orbison and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jordan Witzigreuter: "I wrote a bunch of songs -- 70 or so -- over the past two years, and only a few of those 70 were even considered for this album. I tend to like a song when I finish it, give it a week, and then I'm over it, so the ones that made the cut were the ones I still felt passionately about."

Conversations with Kenny Rogers, Mary Gauthier and The Groundlings' Tracy & Laraine Newman, Plus Marcus Goldhaber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The interesting thing about the music is that there's kind of an American Idol mentality today and I don't think that's wrong, but everybody likes the hero and they push them up the charts and then it's, "'Okay, who's next?'"

Bob Dylan Gives Us an Early Gift

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Is Dylan's new track from a forthcoming album? A good guess. The single is a cover, and is almost Dylan's age, written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman in 1945 and most notably recorded, that year, by Frank Sinatra.

Bully Avengers Patrol the Schools of L.A.

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Robert David Jaffee

They sound like superheroes, but in fact Kelly Howard and his wife, Myiea Coy, who formed the Bully Avengers Club several years ago, are a couple of civilian parents who have seen the deleterious effects of bullying on one of their children, Jae Alana.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Do Your Mourning Now

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There is an old saying, "That which doesn't destroy us makes us stronger." Life-threatening illness -- or any adversity -- can be a strengthener. Not necessarily to the body, but certainly to the character and to the spirit.

Jim Oberstar: Another of Minnesota's Iconic Figures

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

Oberstar, 79, who died in his sleep May 3 at his home in Potomac, Maryland, joins a long line of Minnesotans who left their mark on the world.

College of Charleston Times, They Are a-Changin'

Herb Silverman | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Herb Silverman

Over the past few weeks, the College of Charleston has received more publicity than in its previous 244 years, as national media outlets featured stories about the college. While I think almost all publicity is good, the "almost" might be applicable here because of the two controversies that led to this publicity.

Dog Ears Music: Born in May Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from Peggy Lee, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Adele, and more.

Now You Can Own This Iconic Dylan Song

AP | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," is going to auction this summer. Sotheby's is offeri...

20 Years Later, Memories of Frank Sinatra in Concert

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

With each passing year, it seems more and more implausible that I actually saw the man sing in person -- that I was in the same room with him, even if 5,000 other people were there too.

Apple Is No Longer Picasso, or Dylan

David Galenson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Walter Isaacson wrote that Steve Jobs' favorite words were "revolutionary" and "incredible;" it seems unlikely that Tim Cook uses these with any frequency. And because of that, Apple is no longer Picasso, or Dylan, or Jobs.

A Conversation with The Both's Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, Plus A Quick Chat with Dolly Parton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following is probably the shortest interview I've ever done. But it gets to the heart of what I wanted to learn about this smart, warm and honest performer.

Bob Dylan in the 1980s: A Never Ending Tour of a Cantankerous Canon

Stephen Hazan Arnoff | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Hazan Arnoff

If the question at the heart of this project asks what was really off about Bob Dylan in the 1980s, the answer it returns is surprising. How we hear Dylan's supposed nadir says a lot about what distinguishes art and artists that last.