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Revving for the Holidays: November 2014; Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Jill Lynne

November is Native American Indian Month. As we rev up for the first of seasonal festive Holidays - Thanksgiving - we may gratefully recall how much of this traditional feast - maize, corn, pumpkin, cranberries...- was introduced to our forebears by the original native population.

My Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

He's now written a memoir titled Herbie Hancock: Possibilities that deals frankly with his life, including wrestling with drugs and how his family and his faith in Buddhism helped him overcome his addiction.

Possibilities and Nostalgia: Conversations with Herbie Hancock and Annie Lennox

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

HH: "I'm saying that everybody has infinite opportunities for exploration in a forward motion of their life and hopefully this is an encouragement for people to not be afraid to get out of their comfort zone and examine new territory, new ideas, new perspectives as part of the growth process."

Daily Meditation: Maiden Voyage

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Conversations with Jamie Cullum, Peter White and Amanda Kravat, Plus Yellowcard Teams with Invisible Children

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jamie Cullum: "I've lived my short life as a record geek. I take quite a heavy interest in music. Lots of people are interested in music, but I'm the kind of guy who'd be digging through boxfuls of old records in secondhand stores and record fares and things like that."

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

Grammy-Winning Musician Sets Fall Release For New Memoir

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock's memoir is scheduled to come out this fall. Publisher Viking announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning musician's ...

Chameleon & Future's Past: Chatting with Dave Mason and Harvey Mason, Plus Gabrielle Aplin's Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Her single "The Power Of Love" has been featured in Resurrection promos airing on ABC-TV, plus she has toured with Ed Sheeran, Gotye, John Mayer, and many others.

Where the Road Ends, the Music Begins

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

Cape May, New Jersey with its historic Victorian architecture may appear to share little with New Orleans, but when the end of the road meets the wate...

Paul Rodgers' Royal EPK Premiere, A Conversation With Astro Raph, Plus Exclusives From MODOC and Christine Rosander

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Think Kings of Leon meets Imagine Dragons and you get Nashville rockers MODOC.

The Best '80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Pt. 2)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

These 1980s pop singles should've ruled the charts -- or at least dented the Top 40, but for whatever reasons did not. But charts be damned, I'll love them forever.

John Kerry Nails This Snoop Dogg Fist Bump

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Leave it to Secretary of State John Kerry and Snoop Dogg to become friends with ease. Snoop Dogg posted a short video of the two sharing a fist bum...

UNESCO Matters

Irina Bokova | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Irina Bokova

This is not just about funding. It is about shared values -- this is why UNESCO matters for the U.S. today, and a recent survey showed that 82 percent of Americans agree.

Reissue Roundup 1: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon and James Taylor, Plus "Astro Raph's Gangsta Sweep"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Gotta love this time of year. Some of the finest projects involving some of our greatest classic artists in every genre are strategically positioned in the marketplace trying to take advantage of what might be the last hurrah for music's brick and mortar releases.

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

Chats With The Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel & Cheryl Bentyne and Jeff Lorber, Plus Diane Birch, The Swellers and Johnny Chill Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There isn't much hiding the heartbreak in this song," Diane explains. "It's about the point of knowing how bad the blow is gonna be but hoping you can just stall reality." Check out the premiere of the track "Tell Me Tomorrow" from the upcoming record.

Billy Joel And Carlos Santana Receive Big Honors

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.12.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON — For Carlos Santana, music has always been a calling. He idolized his mariachi musician father as a boy in their remote hometown in ...

Conversations with Harry Connick Jr., TTB's Derek Trucks, and Carly Ritter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Newport Jazz Festival Is On Its Way

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Roger Lewis has hauled his baritone saxophone to gigs in far-flung places, from England to Japan to New Guinea. He's played s...

Notes on Jazz's Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On this Fourth of July, let our passion for the music continue with this yearly celebration of these communicators, those who have been and continue to be so instrumental in bringing us this music we love so much.

How Can You Smile With a Horn in Your Mouth?

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Carine Fabius

That is the question posed by one of the musicians in Judy Chaikin's illuminating and joyful new documentary The Girls in the Band, and one of the best lines in the film pointing up the challenges faced by female jazz musicians in the 30's, as well as today.

Surprising City To Host International Jazz Day Event

AP | By CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Pianist Herbie Hancock will celebrate the special connection between Turkey and jazz music forged decades ago when the Turkish ambassador ...

Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations With Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."