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Playing The Ponos: A Conversation With Neil Young, Chatting with Linda Ronstadt and Matt Hires' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Linda, let's dive into Duets, your new collection that celebrates your collaborations with other artists. What is it about Duets that's particularly special to you? And what is it that's so attractive about singing with someone else?

The Henry Girls on the Record: Three's a Plucky Charm From Ireland

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With their mix of traditional Irish folk, pop, American country and Americana, they offer timeless, tight-knit harmonies that evoke sounds as charmingly nostalgic as the Andrews Sisters and as refreshingly contemporary as the Wailin' Jennys.

This Twitter Account Has The Ultimate Throwback Thursdays

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Style

We found our new favorite Twitter account. Okay, our favorite after Chrissy Teigen's. History in Pictures is an account we came across this week, ...

Lake Street Dive, Rachael Price Bring Bad Self Portraits Into Focus

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Newfound fame and adulation might be dizzying -- "We're trying not to let it overwhelm us," Price said over the phone as the wheels kept turning -- but Lake Street Dive is grounded enough to realize what it means to finally stand in the on-deck circle with home run potential.

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid th...

The 20 Best Songs of 2013 (in 10 Words or Less)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

That's not to say everything I heard on the radio this year was worth a mention, but quite a few tunes made 2013 more bearable -- and hummable.

Wise Up Ghost: A Conversation with Elvis Costello, Chatting with Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun and Charlie Faye, Plus The Appleseed Collective's "Pumpkin Pie" Exclusive & Recipe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If we had the opportunity to play together, it seemed like there would be a lot of possibilities. The way they approached playing the songs, whether they were old or new, and each time I went to the show, it was a different agenda."

Meet The World's Oldest Boy Band

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Before we needed a name for the band, we needed the band and before that we needed songs to play. Let's start there.

The Return of a Rock 'n' Roll Diva: Ellen Foley

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, my name is Ellen Foley...what's yours?" To music fans of a certain era, these are welcome words from the stage of the Cutting Room in New York City.

Elvis van Beethoven

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Hearing Kirsten, Damon and Yoojin was like learning to swim all over again. Through them, I was reveling in the music's depths, colours, and warmth, taking joy in what music and these young artists can teach us... particularly me.

A Playlist Without Borders: A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma, Plus Chatting with Steve Nieve, The Mission's Wayne Hussey and 3OH!3's Nathaniel Motte

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What was interesting is that it's not just the smartest person, the most virtuosic person, the most talented person; it's more like that mixed with great generosity and compassion and sharing, so a system of values kind of emerged. Those values are what actually makes this group kind of stick together."

Darlene Love Honored as "Big Man of the Year" by Little Kids Rock

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Darlene Love's incredible musical talents and stage presence were honored last week at a star-studded Manhattan benefit showcasing music education in ...

UN Week Wrap: Africa Rises, Women Win and Millennials Rule

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

As easy as it is to be cynical about gatherings where young influencers tout huge social media followings -- and wear ridiculously shiny patent leather shoes -- often, there's lots to learn from such events, and indelible memories can be made in the seemingly endless lineup of discussion groups.

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

The B.A.A.A.D. Scale: How I Rose to My Bottom

Abby Higgs | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Higgs

Later that day, I spoke to a physician at a local rehab and said, "I've had my ADHD diagnosis since the Berlin Wall fell. I'm in my 30s. I have a professional job. I cannot afford to suffer the effects of being addicted to amphetamines anymore. Therefore, I think I might need help."

Dog Ears Music: Autumnal Equinox Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joanna Newsom, John Coltrane, The Byrds, Death Cab for Cutie, Elvis Costello, and more.

A Conversation With Robbie Robertson, Plus Steve Nieve & Elvis Costello's 'Tender Moment' and Control's 'Corpse' Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There's tremendously great stuff going on today, and I think some of this music will stand the test of time but these people that are in this book from Buddy Holly to Patsy Cline, they did something better than anybody else will ever do it."

McCartney Still Gives Me Wings

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

The Beatles, with their combination of nostalgia for '50s pop rock n roll and rockabilly, love of early '60s soul and girl groups as well as classic tin pan alley "tunesmithing," provided the pre-pubescent AM radio nursery rhymes for my exact generation.

Winning Collaboration

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 11.16.2013 | Black Voices

-- Elvis Costello and the Roots, "Wise Up Ghost" (Blue Note) Enough with Velvet Elvis. This year's model of Elvis Costello features a collaboration ...

Dear Mr. Putin: How Dare You?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Dear Mr. Putin: I read your NY Times op-ed Thursday. I have two questions for you: how dare you, and, what the hell were you thinking? But I mu...

The Melodies Linger On (Part I)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Jan Swafford's slate.com essay "The Most Beautiful Melody in the World" inspired me to ask my most popular-music-obsessed friends to name their favori...

Frames, Division Street & HandPicked: Conversations with Lee DeWyze, Harper Simon and Earl Klugh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"With Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel as your introductions, you're definitely in for a penny, in for a pound when it comes to the singer songwriters. It's hard to stop."

Elvis Costello Teams Up With The Roots For Catchy New Single

Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

If drunk Florence Welch wasn't enough to brighten up your Monday, allow Elvis Costello and The Roots to take a stab. The visuals starts with Costello ...

Top 15 Song Tributes to Madiba in Honor of Mandela Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Nelson Mandela, whose July 18th birthday is known and celebrated worldwide as Mandela Day, is hugely influential and inspirational to musicians, who've found it easy to wrap poetry and melodies around the leader's tragic and triumphant life since.

Rolling Stones Preparing For Glastonbury

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment

PILTON, England — There's a first time for everything, even if you're the Rolling Stones. The rock rabble-rousers who formed half a century ago...