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Songs From the Movie: A Conversation With Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chatting With Doug Paisley, Plus an Art Decade Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mary Chapin, you've got a new album, Songs From The Movie, the follow up to the excellent Ashes And Roses. Can we just dive in?

Luciana Souza: A Bossa Nova Baby Makes Her Mark in the Jazz Realm

Chris McGowan | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
Chris McGowan

She's a vocalist who once said "each phrase for me has a certain gestalt" and she invites you to savor both the notes and the spaces between them. Souza is spectacular in a João Gilberto kind of way -- you have to listen attentively to fully appreciate all the nuances.

Paris Nights, Soul Fighting and Foot Excitement: Conversations with Christopher Cross, Jonny Lang and Tommy Keene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"People say that the internet democratized music, which it did in that it allows people to make records without getting the hallowed record deal, because you have all these home studios and stuff. The problem is marketing yourself."

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Curtis Stigers?

David Wild | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Bringing the fine art of jazz vocals into these modern times full of anarchy for the music business is probably not the easiest gig in music today, but the work that Curtis Stigers is doing right now is important and stunning and sexy and soulful.

Rebecca Pidgeon Sings About Her Worst Date Ever... Now Tell Her About Yours

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

The Brit-born songwriter/actress may be best known for her turns in films by her writer/director husband David Mamet (The Winslow Boy, The Spanish Prisoner), but deep down she could never deny her musical voice.

This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."

Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

Wednesday Windfall: Conversations with KISS' Gene Simmons, Brian Culbertson and The Weepies

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With regards to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, is it easy or hard for Gene Simmons to transform himself from an everyday person into a savior of rock 'n' roll?

The Imagine Project: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This modern legend is considered one of the greatest innovators and most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, and Herbie Hancock's music continues to transcend jazz's stereotype.