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Glen Hansard

Sweet Meets, Sweet Treats

George Heymont | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Although many of these stories are marketed to the public for the upswing of the story cycle (when two people meet and start to feel all tingly about each other), they often fail to mention the downside of the story.

Once Hits San Francisco: The Surprising Backstory of the Tony-winning Musical

Greg Archer | Posted 08.17.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

How did a guy who typically delves into more disturbing psychological waters in his work manage to come up for some creative levity for Once. Burning questions. I learned about that and more.

PHOTOS: Glen Hansard Returns To Chicago

Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

Oscar-winning Irish folk musician Glen Hansard on Monday evening returned to Chicago's Millennium Park -- where he last played a show in support of Lo...

Some Empathy for Eddie Vedder

Joshua Braff | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Joshua Braff

The alcohol, I guess, prodded many to request, "Jeremy!" the title of a huge Pearl Jam '90s hit. "Play Jeremy! Jeremy!" they yelled as the poor fellow attempted to speak to us about depression, love, PTSD, a dear friend's death and most crucially, the word empathy.

Musician Glen Hansard on Busking, Relationships and the Creative Process

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

2012-10-12-Screenshot20121012at1.18.24PM.jpgTruly unaffected by fame and recognition, Glen remains most motivated by his pure love of musical expression and the importance of connecting with his audience.

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...

Garden Party at Goose Creek: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Before you meet the young boy with a curious accessory -- leaves growing from his ankles -- in the new movie from Disney, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, you think the message may have something to do with the environment.

A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party Unveils Homegrown Headliner

Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago

If you've been struggling to choose between A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party and Riot Fest, two big-ticket music events hitting Chicago the weekend of Se...

Rhythm and Repose: A Conversation With Glen Hansard, Plus Another Tour of Prometheus

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If there's any way to sort of distilling Once: The Musical into anything, it would have to be the presence of hope -- the idea that if you remain open, you can enter into these beautiful relationships and friendships."

Hideout Block Party, A.V. Fest Join Forces, Unveil Lineup

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

The Hideout and The A.V. Club on Monday announced the first wave of their Frankensteined mini-music festival's lineup. The A.V. Fest & Hideout Bloc...

Tony Awards: The (Next) Movie?

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Though Hollywood doesn't make musicals as much as they used to, they still look to Broadway for possible hits. So what will be the next hit movie musical?

'Once' The Broadway Musical Versus 'Once' The Film

Mike Ryan | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Last week, I attended the Broadway production of Once, which is based on the film version of Once. I do not attend Broadway musicals often, but (A) I liked the film version of "Once," which focused on these two unnamed, star-crossed, musically-gifted lovers and (B) I'm oddly fascinated by film's relation with Broadway. Regardless here are the seven things I learned while attending the Broadway production of Once.

A Pomegranate & Billy Jack: Conversations with Once's Marketa Irglova and honeyhoney

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Marketa Irglova, her latest album is a direct result of her making a conscious decision to make music.

How To Write a Song, Songwriting Exercise #2 -- Sequel or Response

Ruth Gerson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

In our first songwriting exercise we began with a letter, writing to someone we feel intensely about, regarding something we feel intensely about. The...

Stars Of 'Once' Fall In Love, Break Up In New Documentary

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

Fans of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, stars and star-crossed lovers of the hit indie musical film "Once," might know that the Academy-Award winn...

Excuse Me, Are You Irish?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

It seems to me that every Irish band who achieves a certain level of international success eventually goes back to being Irish again, regardless of how many gold records they have on their walls or how much cash is in their pockets.

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

"Once" Couple Splits In Real Life

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The real-life romance that blossomed out of Oscar-winning indie "Once" is over. Glen Hansard confirmed he is no longer dating Marketa Irglova. The pre...

Oscar's New Rule: Two Songs Per Picture

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Last time around, the Oscar songs category was three times "Enchanted" _ a trick that may never be repeated. The number of origin...

Oscar-Winning "Once" Duo Conquer New York

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Glen Hansard, armed with a weathered acoustic guitar and an ear-to-ear grin, walked onto the fully lit stage of Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall and ...

"Once" Pair Sign Record Deal

Variety | Phil Gallo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Fresh off their Oscar win for original song, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have signed a music publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the musi...

A Night Out With "Once" Oscar Nominee Couple

NY Times | JAMIE DIAMOND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WITH its microscopic budget, the Irish film "Once" could have disappeared from theaters without acknowledgment; instead it earned Oscar and Grammy nom...

Vote: Break-Out Star Of 2007

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Who is your break-out star of the year? If not an entertainer mentioned below, add your thoughts in the comments section AMY WINEHOUSE: The s...