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Musical Ambassador Gabriel Kahane Tells LA Stories

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Taken as a whole, The Ambassador reclaims Los Angeles from Tinseltown stereotypes and celebrates the city's authentic culture while still paying homage to its Hollywood myths.

By the Book in Telluride: Presenting 40 Years of Festivation

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival this week is celebrating its 41st year of roots music in the picture-perfect setting among the San Juan Mountain peaks in southwest Colorado. It's a shame if you haven't experienced it at least once.

Conversations With Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins and City Under Siege's John Wittlinger

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I feel like your new album, A Dotted Line, is like Nickel Creek 3.0, skipping right by 2.0. What in the world happened here, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek?

On the Culture Front: Missing Treme, Reveling in Chris Thile, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.

'Grimm' Actress Ties The Knot

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

"Grimm" actress Claire Coffee married Punch Brothers frontman Chris Thile at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee on Dec. 23, People reports. The 33-year-o...

Conversations With Mark Knopfler, James Blunt and The 5 Browns, Galen Hawthorne's Control Review, Plus Damien Escobar, Piers Faccini and Fink Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

Chats With Nick Hexum, Chris Thile and Cage The Elephant's Matt Shultz, Plus Exclusives from NCIS's Michael Weatherly, Stükenberg and Geoffrey The Giant

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"This is my first solo album. I've guest spotted on a couple of bands, I sang songs with the bands The Urge and Sugar Ray a really long time ago, so this is the first solo outing of my own."

Gentlemen Streets & The Blue Dog: A Conversation with Nick Mery and Audio Exclusives, Plus Bow Down Before LoKi and The Untz Challenge

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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On the Culture Front: Ben Howard, Punch Brothers, Belleville, The Flick and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It's been a packed month of culture. I finally made it down to the Barclays Center for Mumford and Sons, and the weekend before I caught one of my favorite bluegrass-based acts, The Punch Brothers.

Mallika Rao

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Genius

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.04.2012 | Arts

At 31, Chris Thile is special in an already special circle: the mandolinist who first won awards as part of the Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek is th...

What's a Bonnaroo?

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Maria Pulcinella Murray

For many reasons, the festival renders certain childlike, innate tendencies that, under conventional circumstances, aren't explored.

Can Leadership Be Mentored?

The Levo League | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
The Levo League

Without mentorship, education, and development, there would be very little continuity of culture over history. Those who strive to teach us have a permanent impact on the future.

Who's Feeling Young Now?: Chatting With Blues Traveler's John Popper, Punch Brothers' Chris Thile, and Anais Mitchell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I'm in New York. We just finished some gigs and I saw my friend get married, and before that, we made a really cool album. We're starting our 25th year as a band and this record is the beginning of it.

Lindi Ortega Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With Yo-Yo Ma and Mason Jennings

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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On the Culture Front: Newport Folk Festival

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's an aura around the Newport Folk Festival that intrigues me -- this is the place after all where Bob Dylan was booed off the stage for going electric -- so I decided to check it out this year.

Fathers, Mumford & Sons at Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The buzz has been building for Mumford & Sons since their first appearance at Telluride last year, and it may have reached epic proportions on June 19, 2011.

And They Will Ask: Where were you when the Punch Brothers invaded?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

There are bands and musicians that redefine a genre of music for the ages. The Beatles in rock. Parker, Monk, Coltrane and Gillespie in Jazz. Tonight...

Bach's Brilliant Friends

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jan Herman

Bach on the organ? Of course. On the cello? Naturally. On the violin? Sure. But Bach on the banjo? The ukelele? The mandolin? How about the glass harp? And let's not forget a cappella.

A Night at the Orchestra

Jennifer Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jennifer Schneider

I didn't feel obliged to get something out of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra -- I actually got something out of it: beauty, laughter, awe.

HuffPost Reviews: Leonard Cohen - Live In London / Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! / Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins - Sara Watkins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Leonard's voice really has grown better over the years, Yeah Yeah's new album is 42 minutes of electronically retro-licious pop, and Sara Watkins is as a serious lyricist with a mission.