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Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

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.

Juice Newton: Still The Queen of Hearts in San Francisco

Greg Archer | Posted 01.12.2013 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Five-time Grammy-nominated performer Juice Newton, whose hits "Angel of the Morning" and, of course, "Queen of Hearts," found her celebrity soaring back in the '80s, is rooted in folk music and some '60s pop and rock.

Dog Ears Music: Born in November Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Neil Young, Fabolous, John Hammond, Scarface, and other artists.

From Jim Croce to MTM: A Conversation With Producer, Singer & Songwriter Tommy West

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Oil and Music: Conversations With Steve Forbert and Tift Merritt

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Forbert discusses his apropos single "The Oil Song," originally released in 1979, and Grammy nominee Tift Merritt describes her songwriting process.

Backstage View: 11 Reasons You Should Watch the Grammys

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

From my privileged position backstage writing Music's Biggest Night, I offer you the people My Top 11 Reasons To Watch The GRAMMY Awards Sunday night on CBS.

An Interview With Buffy Sainte-Marie, Plus Train and Digital 45 Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This being Woodstock Week, it seemed a perfect time to catch-up with this artist whose music influenced many of those who appeared at the culture-changing event.