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Chats with Peter Frampton, Chicago's Robert Lamm, The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston and the Legendary Buzz Cason

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Peter Frampton: It all started a few years ago when the Cincinnati Ballet asked if they could do choreography to four of my songs; three instrumentals from Fingerprints and then "Not Forgotten" from the Now album.

An Oak Ridge Boy and a Carter Girl: Conversations With Joe Bonsall and Carlene Carter, Plus a George Michael Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

You have a new album, Carter Girl, that takes you back to your roots. What does being a Carter Girl mean to you?

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?

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.

The Wonderfully Checkered Past of a Soul Rock Goddess

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

My search for Ms. Lennear commenced long before Neville's long overdue film -- which depicts the dramatic plights of rock's most hallowed back-up singers -- hit a theater near you.

Dog Ears Music: Born in April Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Jimmy Cliff Song: Sitting in Limbo Album: Anthology Genre: Reggae Buy: iTunes.com Don Gibson Song: Give Myself a P...

ICON & Twelve Tales: Conversations With Belinda Carlisle and A.J. Croce, Plus Rachel Barton Pine's Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This new ICON collection not only includes "Sun," but also some of your trademark songs like "Heaven Is A Place On Earth," which has become a bit of an anthem, plus hits such as "Circle In The Sand," "I Get Weak," and "Live Your Life Be Free."

'Tis the Season: Chatting With Scotty McCreery, Rita Coolidge and Tom Keifer, Plus Slam Dunk's "Fantasy" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I enjoy getting out in front of the crowds every single night, I enjoy seeing their faces light up and having a good time out there and seeing the smiles on their faces. That's what gives me a thrill now, just getting up there for the live action and just performing."

The Mayne Stage: Chicago's Undiscovered Gem

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Whenever I tell people about the Mayne Stage, I can't believe that they haven't been there yet. For me, it is the undiscovered gem of the city.

SHOF/PBS Chats: Billy Joel, Jimmy Jam, Jimmy Webb, Garth Brooks, Allan Toussaint, Dwight Yoakum, Hal David, Paul Williams...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to exchange a few words with many terrific songwriters and artists ranging from Billy Joel and Garth Brooks to Jimmy Jam and Jimmy Webb and even an exec or two as they that walked the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame awards show.

Keeper: Meeting John Doe Again, Chatting With The X-Man

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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AmEx Chief Marketer John Hayes Promotes Short Filmmaking at TFF 2011

Brad Balfour | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

With last night's opening premiere of The Union, director Cameron Crowe's doc about Elton John and Leon Russell, the 10th Tribeca Film Festival kicks ...

Top 21 Albums & Tracks of 2010 -- What Are Yours?

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

2010-12-21-blackkeys.jpgHere are my top 21 fave raves of 2010. In no particular order.

Live & Dangerous: Lakeland, Buenos Aires, Hollywood

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Who: Elton John & Leon Russell What: The Union Tour Where: Jenkins Arena - Lakeland, FL When: Sunday, Nov.21st, 2010 Why: A very musical evening await...

From Bare Bones to The Complete Elvis: Conversations with Bryan Adams, Ernst Jorgensen and Erich Van Tourneau

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Oct. 19

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

The Big Music Machine is pulling out the big guns this week. Superstars only -- indie upstarts need not apply.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Fresh From Jimmy Kimmel Live!: A Conversation With Jonathan Tyler

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Feeling fiery following last night's Jimmy Kimmel Show appearance, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights are kicking-off a major national tour with the likes of Kid Rock, AC/DC, and ZZ Top, plus hitting Bonnaroo for good measure.

Southern Exposure: Conversations With Bo Bice and Widespread Panic's John Bell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following are interviews with Bice and Panic's John Bell during which they talk about their new projects, parenthood, the late Vic Chesnutt, a little social consciousness, and The Little Prince.

New Tunes On Monday: George Harrison, Rob Thomas, Among The Oak & Ash, and Survivor (Kind Of) Plays Jeremy's Wedding

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new collection Let It Roll/Songs By George Harrison is going to thrill those waiting for an album that combines his solo Apple recordings with Beatles titles and tracks from the Dark Horse years.

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."