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Lennon-McCartney Melodies Linger On and On, Across the Universe

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked friends who've put in their 10,000 hours of intense pop music listening to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years, there was no do...

Boomer Mom or Jewish Mother?

Meta Wagner | Posted 10.16.2013 | Fifty
Meta Wagner

I recently experienced a Boomer mom's dream come true: my son's indie rock band was in Rolling Stone online twice in one month. My son Daniel was quoted on the virtues of free basement shows as compared with larger venues because, as he put it, "people are just a lot more drunk." I couldn't be more proud.

Creativity: Moving Beyond Your Doubts and Fears

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

The next time your fears and doubts begin to cast a shadow on your talents and rob you of your joy, look within. Tap into your intrinsic worth as a human being. Recognize the gift of the life force within you that flows and creates through you.

The Melodies Linger On (Part II)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

When I asked my pop-music-obsessed friends to pick a favorite melody from the past 50 years I overbooked, assuming that a fair number would have bette...

Nilsson Still, Son! Chatting with Jimmy Webb on Harry Nilsson, Plus Catching Up with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think now is a great time to go back and take another look at Harry, in light of what we know about all the drug use and all the crazy stuff that we were all into and that he seemed to gravitate towards. He reveled in offending people, to be honest with you. It didn't bother him too much."

T.S. Eliot, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan: Masters of Allusion, or Plagiarists?

David Galenson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

All art is allusive, connected more or less visibly with earlier works of art. But in the modern era a number of artists have gone beyond earlier uses of allusion, in not only referring to other works, but quoting them precisely, and doing so with a frequency that exceeds earlier practice.

First Nighter: Beatles Tribute "Let It Be" Disappoints, as Does "Nobody Loves You" Tuner

David Finkle | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

On behalf of Let It Be, described as "a celebration of the music of the Beatles," I don't have much to say. Why would I? I'm a longtime, dyed-in-the-vinyl Beatles fan.

Meet The Beatles! Iconic Early Work by Astrid Kirchherr

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Rock Paper Photo is excited to introduce The Astrid Kirchherr Early Beatles Collection, considered one of the most important photographic records of 20th century pop culture.

Considering Perception: Robert Irwin and James Turrell

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, two young men set off on a journey to portray the experience of perception.

LOOK: The Beatles At Age 64

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.02.2013 | Celebrity

At the height of the Beatles' youth and fame, an artist imagined what the Fab Four would look like "When [They're] Sixty-Four." Unfortunately only two...

PHOTOS: 11 A-List Singers On Their Wedding Days

Posted 06.27.2013 | Weddings

Is there ever a bad time to admire the wedding photos of adorably in-love couples? We think not, especially when it comes to our favorite musicians...

You Can Own Elvis' Cadillac

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elvis Presley's Cadillac station wagon, Steve McQueen's old truck and prescription sunglasses worn by John Lennon are among hun...

James Gandolfini: As Important As Brando in the Firmament of Fictional Mafia Bosses

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

The series finale was left ambiguous but the boss of bosses up above doesn't go for unresolved endings, so ascending to heaven is New Jersey native James Gandolfini, who at 51 definitely went way before his time.

A Bold New Way To Say No to Cliche

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Sixty-seven years ago, George Orwell observed that "[Political] prose consists more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabr...

The Songs of Dory Previn To Be Celebrated at New York's Vineyard Theatre

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Legendary American singer-songwriter, playwright and poet Dory Previn passed away last year at age 86. Born Dorothy Veronica Langan in 1925, her long ...

Crossfire Hurricanes: Conversations with Southside Johnny and Filmmaker Brett Morgen, Plus an Aina Haina Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's better than the new Van Halen," says Badman Recording Co. founder, and drummer for Aina Haina, Dylan Magierek. The group Aina Haina has a vibe reminiscent of classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd that both band members grew up on.

Ringo Starr Publishes Never-Before-Seen Photos In New Book

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Celebrity

NEW YORK — Never-before-seen photos of the Beatles by Ringo Starr will be included in his new book, titled "Photograph." An e-book will be publ...

Never-Before-Seen Beatles Images Revealed

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Celebrity

Rather than being a "Paperback Writer" or "Day Tripper," Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has opted to go with the role of photographer, and has released o...

Dog Ears Music: Hero Worship & Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Alice Coltrane, Kevin Coyne, Mattie May Thomas, Wilco, Lupe Fiasco, Iron and Wine, and more.

You Won't Believe What's Named After Them

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

Every celebrity hopes to advance his or her stature through a handful of time-old career milestones: scoring a No. 1 single, winning an Oscar, cashing...

Twist and Shoot

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Recently, I had the pleasure to be the moderator for a panel whose distinguished participants included Mr. Benson and were part of "Artist as Author," an unusual exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County museum in Lake Worth, Florida.

Marla Mase Roars for Peace

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

Marla Mase's self-portrait on the front cover of her new album Speak Deluxe actually does speak volumes about what she sings. The animalized photograph of her face verifies that Marla is peeved-off about something, or maybe everything.

5 Things (This) Boomer Never Wants To Be Asked

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

You would think that by sheer factor of our critical mass, boomers could put an end to the needlessly annoying questions we regularly get asked. For one, we are not really the walking history books that some regard us.

Out of the Ashes: The Other Spector

Cilla McCain | Posted 04.05.2013 | Books
Cilla McCain

To musicians like Bob Dylan or John Lennon, legendary music producer Phil Spector was the go-to genius who could help make their recordings phenomenal. To the public-at-large he is a deranged individual who should have never been allowed out of his castle. But to Nicole Audrey Spector, he is simply Dad.

Fans Want Hologram Whitney To Appear At Coachella

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment

Coachella is gearing up to take over California in just a couple weeks, which can only mean one thing: holograms. Following last year's notorious T...