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First Nighter: Encores! Most Happy Fella Mostly Happy

David Finkle | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Frank Loesser disliked repeating himself. When he produced book, music and lyrics for The Most Happy Fella in 1956, he decided to go operatic. Not all the way, but more than he ever had before -- "My Time of Day" from Guys and Dolls, notwithstanding.

Songs That Matter: Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.

First Nighter: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' Gets Only a Piece of Her Heart

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Whenever performers -- such as Mary Bridget Davies in A Night With Janis Joplin, at the Lyceum -- impersonate iconic figures, they're going to be compared to the original, whether they like it or not. They certainly can't be surprised when they are.

Bob Dylan, "Another Self Portrait," Is Forthcoming

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

As David Bromberg says of Dylan, "the man can put across a song like no one else can." Give him an instrument or two, a microphone, and let him sing. What a present, what a feast, that these songs on Another Self Portrait show just that side of Bob Dylan.

Nine Inch Nails Frontman: 'I've Been Less Than Honest'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

Surprise! Nine Inch Nails have a new album that they're putting out on Columbia later this year. Trent Reznor admitted that he hasn't exactly been...

Daft Punk Reportedly Signed To Columbia Records

Posted 01.27.2013 | Entertainment

Big news for Daft Punk! The electronic duo has reportedly signed a deal with Columbia Records. "It's a done deal," a source told THR. Made up o...

New Passion Pit Single Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

Passion Pit sure know how to make a comeback. Today, the Cambridge, Mass.-based band made "Take A Walk," the lead single from their upcoming album "Go...

Columbia Records Teaches Kids Who Leonard Cohen Is (VIDEO)

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Alexandra Marvar

As Leonard Cohen's new album, Old Ideas, diffuses its way into the pop-culture universe, Columbia Records is prodding it along with Old Ideas With New Friends, a compilation of artists covering their Cohen favorites.

Saki Knafo

Is Outkast's Big Boi A Pirate? How Twitter Cracks Down On Copyright Violations

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.09.2012 | Technology

In early June, about three weeks before Beyonce's latest album came out, one of her songs, a collaboration with the rapper Andre 3000, made its way to...

It Ain't Yo Gabba Gabba, But... A Daddy's Favorite Non-Kids' Records of 2011

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

My Top Ten list of the year has very little, if any connection, with what people who still pay attention to the hipster music scene and read the Billboard charts would consider the best records of the year. And to be honest, I don't give a crap.

Telling Beyoncé the Truth: Why Her New Song "One Plus One" Just Doesn't Add Up

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Natalie MacNeil

I caught today's episode of The View which featured Beyoncé performing her latest single, "One Plus One." She delivered a powerful performance as alw...

Steve Popovich: A Music Industry Legend

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I had the privilege of knowing Steve Popovich, whom I met several years ago when I was working for Steven Van Zandt. Pops was one of a kind: a generou...

The Kinks Make Me Look Good in LA

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

None of the Kinks were even the slightest bit gay, contrary to some legends. But they did prance around like total fops in their dressing rooms a lot.

From No Chocolate Cake to a Reckoning: Conversations with Gin Blossoms, Luke Doucet, and Tony Lunn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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My Heart Cries for Mitch Miller

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Mitch Miller, the musical maven of middle-of-the-road pop who died in Manhattan Saturday at 99, became a household name via his early-'60s TV show Sing Along With Mitch.

From Philly International to The Berklee College Of Music: A Conversation With Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This weekend, the legendary R&B songwriting team will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of the 3500 songs they've produced over their 35-year partnership. In this interview, they reflect on their extraordinary careers.

Never Been Gone: A Conversation With Carly Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In this interview, Carly talks candidly about her new "unplugged" album Never Been Gone, recent projects, her family, an Elton John non-adventure and much more.

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

An Interview With Buffy Sainte-Marie, Plus Train and Digital 45 Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This being Woodstock Week, it seemed a perfect time to catch-up with this artist whose music influenced many of those who appeared at the culture-changing event.

HuffPost Review: Pete Yorn -- Back & Fourth

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back & Fourth is on course as one of the best albums of 2009.