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Adele Rumored For Major Movie Role

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

Adele may be on her way to the big screen. The Grammy award-winning singer, who has yet to appear in a feature film, is rumored for the starring r...

Dark: A Conversation with Martyn Ware, Plus James The Giant's "Two Weeks On The Ocean" Exclusive and Capricorn Studios in Peril

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What I want to do is dark versions of previously happy pop songs," and he said, "You should call it Previously Happy Pop Songs," which I thought was a bit of a mouthful, so I thought I'd call it Dark.

Shelley Fisher Cooks up a Rockin', Southern-fried Delight With "The Hebrew Hillbilly"

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A great conversationalist, she tears up talking about the guilt she felt about her father's passing, then bursts into singing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" as we share a nookie cookie, and then turns serious - reflecting on her life's purpose.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

Dusty Springfield...Musical Revolutionary?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 12.14.2012 | Arts

Most people think of the classic album "Dusty in Memphis" if they think of Dusty Springfield at all. But Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin are w...

Hit Songwriter Allee Willis Celebrates Her Life & Music in Badeya, Baby!

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Grammy winning songwriting machine, Allee Willis, composer of dozens of musical favorites spanning nearly 40 years of pop culture will be performing her acclaimed multi-media, hit-packed spectacular, Badeya, Baby! for two nights.

Donald Trump Offered Hair-Raising Five TRILLION Dollars to Reveal All!

Martin Lewis | Posted 12.24.2012 | Comedy
Martin Lewis

Donald Trump has the least transparent hairdo in the history of this country. There's never been anything like it. Sadly we know very little about the Donald's hair and he has spent millions of dollars on hair products to make sure it stays that way. So, I have a deal for the Donald -- a deal that I do not believe that he can refuse.

Dusty Springfield's Soulful Style

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of Dusty Springfield in the 1960s. The Rock an...

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.

Kitten's Sunday School Streamers, A Viva Elvis Clip, Plus Conversations With Shelby Lynne, Ryan Montbleau and Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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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.

Going Back: A Conversation with Phil Collins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins remembers, "When I was twelve or thirteen The Beatles' first album came out. They had some Motown and early soul record covers, like the Stones did. This is the music that I kind of lived my life to."

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.

Shelby Lynne Goes Her Own Way in Search of Truth, Lone Justice

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

After years of wrangling with record company executives, the soulful singer-songwriter with the smooth pipes and bricklayer mentality is a solo artist in every sense of the word.

"Getting Better": A Playlist for President Obama on the Anniversary of Election Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Rome wasn't built in a day, and apparently the United States won't be completely rebuilt in a year either. But here's to things at least "Getting Better."

Still Awesome After All These Years: An Interview With Producer Phil Ramone

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Over the years, this innovative producer and engineer has been at the board behind many classic records, earning fifteen Grammy awards.

HuffPost Reviews: Hall & Oates, Baez & Dylan, Simon & Ondrasik, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filled to the brim with radio staples like "Sara Smile," "Maneater," "Rich Girl," and about 25 other significant charters, Hall and Oates' new 74-track assembly truly is one of the best box sets ever released.

The Inner Journey I Had To Take: Two Weeks Alone on a Cliff

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Why, I wondered, did I go on this solitary inner journey, farther than I had ever traveled, but within myself? To wash away pain? To prove my fortitude?

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.

Giving Thanks To The Cover Song

Andrew Kronfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Kronfeld

In most forms of art, the idea of copying implies a forgery and a criminal act. But the case is different with pop music, where a cover song is viewed as an homage to one's influences.