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A High Road & Soulshine: Conversations with Michael Franti and Night Ranger's Kelly Keagy

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Michael Franti: "I started practicing yoga on tour about 13 years ago as a way to really just take care of myself as I was going in and out of airports and tour busses and doing shows and promotion and staying up late and eating bad restaurant food, et cetera."

Conversations With Thomas Dolby and Lindi Ortega, Plus Exclusives From Brett Dennen and Eric Hall

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In the USA, there are thousands of lighthouses around the coast here and there is a doomsday list of 46 that are at peril from either erosion or vandalism. ... I just feel like most people that you meet have a memory of one lighthouse or another. They're so evocative and so comforting somehow. It just seems very sad that we would let these slip away."

In a Big Country, Reasons to Stay Alive

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

It may surprise music fans of a certain age to know that various members of Big Country, The Alarm, and Simple Minds are performing together as Big Country in 2013. On paper, this tour has the makings of just another 1980s nostalgia trip.

From Graceland To A Galaxy To Further Explorations: Chatting With Jeff Lorber And Eddie Gomez, Plus Paul Simon's Classic Turns 25

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Man, it was 25 years ago. The Grammy-winning album Graceland -- following what was arguably Paul's best album to that point, Hearts And Bones -- helped change the rules of pop music and politics.

Crosstalk Thursday: Conversations with Billy Currington, Brett Dennen, Al DiMeola, and Yellowjackets' Bob Mintzer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Billy Currington just released a new single, "Let Me Down Easy," which has a music video to go along with it.

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Whenever you hear some old codger bitching about how there's no one making good music anymore, tell him to shut up, and play this week's new releases. Here are five of the best.

The Patagonia Music Collective Launches -- Plus a Conversation With John Popper

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, the environmentally conscious clothing company Patagonia Inc. launches "The Patagonia Music Collective" by releasing two 11-track bundles that are part of an ongoing series intended to be a new model for green giving.

Life Is Good: Conversations With Jason Mraz and Alexa Ray Joel, Plus Alexa's New Video "Notice Me"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In an interview, Mraz said, "What am I up to? All kinds of things. I'm in the middle of making a record. Basically, what my life is all about is that search for inspiration. It's spirituality, art, and freedom."

Taste Of Chicago MUSIC 2010: Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick, Rob Thomas, MORE

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obviously, most people battle the crowds and heat at the annual Taste of Chicago for the food, but the musical lineup always attracts a crowd as well....

HuffPost Reviews: Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Genesis, and Chris Bell, Plus an Interview with Jason Mraz, This Week's New Albums, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sounding warmer and the most at home with her recordings since the mid-seventies, Barbra Streisand, the 67-year-old vocalist-supreme, at last reclaims the musical territory she reigned over in the sixties.

Folk U. (Day 3): 10 Best of the Fest Moments

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

The 19th Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado, concluded with a blend of down-under blues, feel-good funk rock and back-to-the basics traditionalism.