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Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

Kari Adelaide | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

The grid-like formation of lyrics, which are the primary constructive element in these works, are reminiscent of rongorongo tablets, a form of proto-writing from Easter Island made with dense rows of glyphs on shaped pieces of wood.

Life Journeys: Conversations With Leon Russell, Judy Collins and John Gorka

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Hey Leon, Life Journey, your latest album, was recorded with Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt, Elton John...you have an awful lot of friends rooting for you. Do you feel the love?

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.

Labor Day Is America's Day for MDA!

Donnie Demers | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

Those were the lyrics to the National Jingle for Muscular Dystrophy's Jerry Lewis Telethon back in 1983. I should know, I wrote them. My oh my, have the times changed.

Prairie-oke!: Big Hits and Big Laughs at Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Allison Arngrim, TV's original Nellie Oleson, has seen Prairie-oke! three times, and calls it "pants wettingly funny!" One of the reasons Arngrim may have been a repeat customer is the memorable, absurdist homage that Drew Droege nails as bad seed, "Mellie Moleson."

Conversations With Marshall Chapman and Petula Clark, Plus Exclusives from The Rides and The Doobie Brothers, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For those wondering what the heck Stephen Stills has been doing lately, he's got an extensive box set and a new project co-starring Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Chicago blues-o-phile Barry Goldberg. Here is an exclusive from their album Can't Get Enough.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

Karen Carpenter in the Age of Irony

Justin Sayre | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Sayre

Karen Carpenter died 30 years ago last month, and yet there is a whole host of young people who adore her music and still fall in love with that voice. She speaks to them in a way that so much of the world around them doesn't: She is totally unironic.

How The Carpenters Fan Club Changed My Life

Donnie Demers | Posted 04.02.2013 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

The real prize was the one that was neatly folded and tucked inside the envelope; a hand-written welcome note from someone who would end up leaving an indelible mark on my life forever, perhaps even more so than Karen Carpenter.

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

Karen Carpenter Meets Judy Blume in a Glorious Musical at Hollywood's Hudson Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Calling occupants of the 1970s (and those who may have wished to experience the decade, but weren't born yet) run don't walk this weekend to the Hudson Theatre's gloriously fun Are You There God, It's Me Karen Carpenter.

50 Years of A&M Records: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you're prepared for what you'd like to do with the rest of your life and you're putting in the time and are passionate about what you're doing, you have to just stay with it. There's no magic formula for how to get through the maze."

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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The Top 10 Most Dysfunctional Love Songs (VIDEOS)

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Greg Archer

I was driving along the coast when I dipped into that sort of "observing" space. Instead of humming along to the songs on the stations, I actually started listening to them -- and what they were trying to tell me.

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

"The Immigrant Song": A Playlist For Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

After seeing some of Gov. Jan Brewer's mind-blowing meltdown performance during her debate with Terry Goddard, here's a playlist for a woman who lost her head, and a state that seems bent on doing the same.

Justin Bond and Karen Carpenter Are Still The Perfect Pair

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Justin Bond happily sits on the fringe, mixing music, performance, and some gender-bending with a savage grace. Think of him as a portal for "real" entertainment.

Still Awesome After All These Years: An Interview With Producer Phil Ramone

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Over the years, this innovative producer and engineer has been at the board behind many classic records, earning fifteen Grammy awards.

HuffPost Exclusive: The 40th Anniversary of Carpenters / Interview with Richard Carpenter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Richard Carpenter: "So many people have said to us, 'We can understand every word to your songs,' which, with all the pop and rock records at the time, was difficult to do."