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Dear Governor Cuomo: A Conversation with Natalie Merchant, Plus Catching Up with Freda Payne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Natalie Merchant: "We're watching what's happened in other states with the contamination of aquifers and the devastation of previously rural areas that are now highly industrialized. There's also quite a bit of contamination of the air that occurs with hydraulic fracturing."

Conversations With Alonzo Bodden and Spyro Gyra's Jay Beckenstein, Plus Exclusives by Make-A-Wish, Placido Domingo, Placido Domingo Jr and Danielle de Niese

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Helping others and giving back have been incredibly important to us throughout our career," says Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, "so when Make-A-Wish came to us and told us about Mark Guerra we were thrilled to be involved."

Not Your Father's Smooth Jazz, Conversations with Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power's Larry Braggs, and ECP's Michael Lazaroff, Plus a Catching Fire Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While attending almost thirty or so performances over the course of six days, I witnessed an allegedly innocuous format engage and thrill a couple thousand people virtually all day and much of the night, proving, at least to me, that "smooth jazz" as we knew it is gone.

Smooth Jazz Cruisin': Conversations with ECP's Dane Butcher & Michael Lazaroff, Plus Brian Irving's "Garbage Man" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Brian, a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, synth and drum programmer, creates a lush atmosphere of conscious lyrics, and lo-fi/hi-fi computerized, neo-psychedelia with recent critical comparisons to Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, and Neon Indian.

From Summer Horns to Napa Jazz: Conversations with Dave Koz and Brian Culbertson, Plus Toby Lightman's "Better" Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazz Conquers Istanbul, for a Global Event

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Yavuz Baydar

Jazz is a unique language, its free form and openness is a statement in itself. It had from the very beginning a contagious effect in the world from 1920's on, mainly thanks to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Grammy-Winning Bassist Injured In Bus Crash

AP | Posted 01.25.2013 | Celebrity

GENEVA — Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highw...

"Whole Lotta You": A Rocket To The Moon's Video Exclusive, Plus a Conversation With Larry Graham

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Rocket To The Moon's "Whole Lotta You" Video Exclusive! Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson / Courtesy of Fueled By Ramen So? Have you ever felt Wild & F...

A Real Renaissance Man: A Conversation With Musician, Composer, Producer and Recording Artist, Marcus Miller

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Meet The Beatles Again: A Conversation With Roberta Flack

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Tribute To Miles: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Herbie Hancock is doing the European jazz festival circuit this year paying tribute to Miles Davis. Here he talks a little bit about it with me.

China, Meet Crenshaw: Lula Washington Dance Theatre Goes On Tour

Debra Levine | Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Winding down a 25-day, four-province tour of Central China, Lula Washington Dance Theatre delivered a kickin' mixed-repertory dance program -- its all...

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.