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First Nighter: Jonny Donahoe's Brilliant 'Every Brilliant Thing'

David Finkle | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Even before Every Brilliant Thing began I realized the spunky, balding fellow racing about the in-the-round Barrow Street Theatre to hand out sheets of paper and chat with audience members was undoubtedly the solo show's performer, Jonny Donahoe.

Chats with ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, Rich Robinson, The English Beat's Dave Wakeling and Leela James, Plus Sin Cos Tan

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons Mike Ragogna: Billy, in addition to ZZ Top's tour, there's a new double disc retrospective CD at Wa...

11 Songs You Won't Believe Are Samples Of James Brown's Music

Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s innovative style, stage presence, and artistry have penetrated through pop culture and influenced legions of fans through the years. ...

Conversations With Gary Numan, Katey Sagal and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Plus a Shelby Lynne Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I don't feel that electronic music is "my thing." I know it's what I've done all my life, but I still feel slightly removed from it somehow. But I think it's good for music in general.'

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.

With Hues of Blues Power, ZZ Ward Paints a Pretty Picture for Colorado

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Ward is singing in the reign right now as she wins over audiences across the country, including a Saturday night crowd that was ready to party after finally enjoying a sunny day.

Amy Winehouse Is Gone. Beth Hart Is Here, Loud and Triumphant

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

In past CDs, Beth Hart has channeled Joplin, Aretha, Etta, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding. On this one, in her notes, she also acknowledges "the great Amy Winehouse."

Bang Bang Boom Boom: Chatting with Beth Hart, The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica's One & A Half Hearts, and NC Rocks OH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's such a work of love, oh my God, and there are so many love songs on it. I think it's my first record that I've actually written a lot about love," says Beth Hart, about Bang Bang Boom.

PHOTOS: Etta James Goes From 'At Last' Singer To Legendary American Artist

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.24.2013 | Style

It's impossible to think of Etta James without wanting to hum the long, soulful notes of her signature song "At Last." The late singer became an Ameri...

PHOTOS: In Memoriam: Stars We Lost In 2012

Posted 12.31.2012 | Black Voices

2012 was a tough year. Not only was it a tumultuous year politically, but we also lost celebrities who had an integral effect on music, film and pop c...

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.

UK Singer Paloma Faith Rocks SF's Rickshaw Stop on First U.S. Tour

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.20.2012 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

With two albums, a string of hit singles and growing list of television and film credits, Paloma Faith is already a star in her native United Kingdom. Now the fiery-haired beauty is ready to make a splash in the United States.

Conversations With Emeli Sandé and Tanita Tikaram, Plus Beth Hart's Video Exclusive "Over You"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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An Old School Kind of Love: Leela James Tributes Etta James

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Leela James' willingness to re-imagine the music of Etta James through many musical and historical contexts, speaks to the ways that the older James' music was a constant inspiration for the younger James.

Shut Up And Drive

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 08.05.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Not drive with the obvious meaning, but in the sense of what motivates, inspires, carries you through this life? Whatever it is, it affects more peo...

Grammytech 2: A Conversation With Bob Clearmountain, Plus Chatting With Steve Tyrell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The thing with Bruce, and any artist like Bruce, is that the most important thing is the song, getting across the meaning and the character of the song. Bruce is almost like an actor in that he creates a character for each of his songs.

Etta James Remembered In Song

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 03.29.2012 | Celebrity

GARDENA, Calif. — Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed agai...

Etta James Funeral Details

AP | Posted 03.25.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funer...

Remembering Etta James Life And Struggles

AP | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- On her last album "The Dreamer," released just three months before her death, Etta James sings a mix of covers, from the R&B classic "Mist...

Remembering Etta James In Her Own Words

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 01.20.2012 | Women

Singer Etta James died Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and dementia, the New York Times reports. She was best known for her hit song "At Last...

An Homage To The Voice Behind The Most Beloved Wedding Song Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Lai | Posted 01.20.2012 | Weddings

Legendary singer Etta James has died at the age of 73, from complications with leukemia. While the Grammy-award winning singer and Rock and Roll H...

LISTEN: Six Etta James Classics

Posted 01.20.2012 | Black Voices

Etta James, the legendary voice behind "At Last," has died at the age of 73 from complications related to leukemia, according to the Associated Press ...

Celebs Remember Etta James

Posted 01.20.2012 | Celebrity

With news that legendary singer Etta James passed away this morning, many in Hollywood took to Twitter to express their sadness. The "At Last" sin...

Etta James (1938-2012): 'The Blues Is My Business, & Business Is Good'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

That was the thing about Etta: She had total credibility. She lived the blues, and you'd best believe she was going to tell you about them, and in the bluntest (and thus, most poetic) way possible.

Etta James Dies From Complications From Leukemia -- What Is It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.20.2012 | Healthy Living

The legendary singer Etta James has died at age 73 because of complications from leukemia, according to several news reports. ABC News reported tha...