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Dog Ears Music: Born in April

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith, Don Gibson, Ravi Shankar, Muddy Waters and more.

Überjam Deux: A Conversation With John Scofield, Plus Video Exclusives by Willie Nile and Rusty Truck

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Willie Nile's new "One Guitar" debuts here with some explanation by the artist: "'One Guitar' is a song about what one guitar and one voice can do to help make things better in this world."

Dog Ears Music: 'If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elvis, Mae West, Peaches, Dinah Washington, Dead Kennedys, and more.

Remembering Joni Mitchell's First Decade of Music As She Turns 70

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Joni Mitchell's extraordinary first decade of releases features some of the best recorded music of the 20th century.

Dog Ears Music: Taxes and Other Misfortunes Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Coltrane & Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Charles Mingus, Sophie Tucker, and more.

Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations With Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: The Gifting List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Dave Brubeck, Everest, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Fats Waller, Frankie Miller and more.

Dog Ears Music: The Gold, Silver and Bronze Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Donnas, The Carl Stalling Project, Gomez, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions, Dr. John and more.

Dog Ears Music: Born in April Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Charles Mingus, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Artur Schnabel, Bessie Smith and more.

Lucy Blodgett

PHOTOS: A Celebration Of Influential African American Angelenos

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 02.02.2012 | Los Angeles

African Americans have played a pivotal but often forgotten role in the history of Los Angeles. From the days of the pueblo, through the civil rights ...

From Woody Guthrie to Little Nut Tree: Chatting With Rob Wasserman and Dan Zanes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On Woody Guthrie: "in a short life he saw so much, but he was really present and there with people. I think he's just really vital, not just in his vision, but as a spokesman for America."

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Channel Surfer: Why Cowell-Less American Idol Is New, Improved, Better Than Ever

David Finkle | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The reality talent show -- which under Simon Cowell searched relentlessly for the next big pop star, according to the man's definition -- is no longer blindered to other musical genres.

Dog Ears Music: The Leftovers/What's to Eat? Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Iggy Pop, Sean Hayes, The Leftovers, Joanna Newsom, Donna Summer, Oppenheimer and more.

Black History Month Events In New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As we enter the second week of Black History Month, New York City is offering a host of activities to participate in. There are lectures, concerts, fi...

Thank God It's Thursday: Miles Davis, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente and Babatunde Olatunji

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mostly celebrating jazz's 1959 frontier, six classic albums have been re-imagined as Legacy Editions, expanding each of the originals by adding an extra disc.

Meltdown: The Year Jazz Threw Out the Rules

Matthew Kohut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Kohut

How does a music festival remain edgy and relevant? The British fest Meltdown 09 made news recently by tapping Ornette Coleman as director of this year's event.