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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...

The Joy That Is Allen Toussaint

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Seeing Allen Toussaint perform twice in the space of about 60 days -- in drastically different circumstances each time -- reminded me of why a love for musical roots can seemingly never run out of ways to discover and rediscover the beginnings of American popular music.

Ron Sexsmith: Touring the Forever Endeavour

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, dig: If you're in or around Los Angeles, the charming, smart and hella talented singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith plays Largo at the Coronet tonight, the 5th of June. They don't like it if you're late. Factor in traffic. Get there.

What's Really Behind All Those Village Voice Layoffs

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

When I heard about Friday's layoffs at the legendary, historic, iconic alt weekly The Village Voice, I Googled "Village Voice + layoffs." It took hour...

SNL's Hal Willner Produces Music for A Great Night in Harlem at the Apollo

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's always Howdy Doody time in music producer Hal Willner's workspace at the Film Center building in Manhattan. Best known for producing music for Sa...

The Irony Lady: In Defense of Margaret Thatcher...

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Martin Lewis

The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.

Dog Ears Music: March 32nd Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Fiona Apple, Mavis Staples, Deer Tick, Muddy Waters, Roxette, and more.

'Honoring Linda's Vegetarian Legacy'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Celebrity

Sir Paul McCartney has been a vegetarian for a long time. His late wife, Linda, put him up to it. Over the years, she converted many others. In a ...

Why I Think Elvis Is Still Alive

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.22.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I never met Elvis, but sometimes it seems that the sentiment in Mojo Nixon's anthem -- "Elvis is everywhere / Elvis is everything / Elvis is everybody / Elvis is still the King" -- remains as true as ever.

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Curtis Stigers?

David Wild | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Bringing the fine art of jazz vocals into these modern times full of anarchy for the music business is probably not the easiest gig in music today, but the work that Curtis Stigers is doing right now is important and stunning and sexy and soulful.

Dog Ears Music: Regrets & Resolution, Part III

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Lester Young, Passion Pit, Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson and more.

WATCH: All Of Stephen Colbert's Christmas Carol Duets

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy

Last week, Stephen Colbert gave America a special treat: Four episodes of "The Colbert Report" that ended with joyous Christmas carols sung by Colbert...

What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Kumbaya?

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

If Kumbaya abuse has been so deep that the mere sound of the word hurts your ears, try this: Sit quietly for a couple of minutes, watching your breath go in and out.

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #42, the Guy Can Sing

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

By now, President Obama's few bars of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together," which he sang at a January 2012 fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, are the stuff of presidential legend.

Chatting With The Doors' John Densmore, Comedian Doug Stanhope and The Royal Potato Family's Marco Benevento

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Originally, I had hoped we would last one decade and pay the rent, and I don't know, I'm going to be sixty-eight in a month and we're still lighting people's fire. I'm proud."

Levon Helm's Loved Ones Honor His Legacy

Steve Karras | Posted 10.04.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

Before he died on April 19, 2012 Helm gave specific instructions from his hospital bed to carry on the tradition of the Ramble. His exact words were, "Keep it goin."

"Mouth Almighty": A Playlist For The "Inelegantly Stated"

David Wild | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my inelegant playlist for Mitt Romney -- though it's only really 47% finished until you add your own mouthy song selections below.

A Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Riot (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The final day of Riot Fest was anything but riotous. Perfect weather, a friendly crowd, old timer headliners and enough snarky t-shirts to ...

Will the Democrats Speak for the People?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Will the Democrats speak for the people? Will they fill Clint Eastwood's empty chair with human beings of passion and dedication? Or will they pursue a false "centrism," cheating the country of the debate it so desperately needs?

Dog Ears Music: Working Class Hero Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, The Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, The Black Eyed Peas and more.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup (Mostly) Revealed

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.21.2012 | San Francisco

For the 12th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the organizers are doing something a little different to release the lineup. In previous y...