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Michael Mcdonald

All-Star Lineup Set To Honor Mavis Staples During Tribute Concert

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — Mavis Staples is getting the tribute treatment. An all-star lineup of musicians including Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Taj Mahal, Er...

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.

Conversations With Toto's Steve Lukather, Jenny Sheinman, Jeff Black and Oh Honey's Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

We were never the trendiest band, but we've always been here. Even the critics that hated us back in the day, you get them drunk and they know the lyrics to all these songs.

Conversations With Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins and City Under Siege's John Wittlinger

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I feel like your new album, A Dotted Line, is like Nickel Creek 3.0, skipping right by 2.0. What in the world happened here, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek?

Live from New York!

Tim_Arnold | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tim_Arnold

"Heyyyyy, you made it!," Belushi says when he sees me standing up there. Sure did. Down I go. The Blues Bar is dimly lit, I can't see much.

Chats with Pat Metheny, John Butler and Declan O'Rourke, Plus Dukes of September, Stone Cold Fox and Bike For Three Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Conversations With Stone Temple Pilot's Chester Bennington, Gavin DeGraw and Boz Scaggs, Plus a Pillars And Tongues Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We're having a lot of fun, we've been very, very productive creatively, we have a lot of great music that we're still working on and here to put out as fast as possible and we're playing shows and all of this is happening as Linkin Park is working on our next record."

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."

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

As the 'Mood Swings' Tour Opens, a Conversation With Steely Dan's Donald Fagen

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Steely Dan is proving itself one of the 21st century's most consistent, and unfailingly impressive, touring acts.

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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PHOTOS: The Coolest Music Festival Of The Summer?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.01.2013 | San Francisco

Summer in San Francisco inevitably means two things: shivering tourists complaining about "sunny" California and the Stern Grove Festival. In the o...

Happy 10th Birthday, iTunes!

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry – reeling from the effect...

WATCH: Of Course Michael McDonald Sang With Justin Timberlake

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.14.2013 | Comedy

We're not surprised that Jimmy Fallon had a Michael McDonald impression in his back pocket (he probably has an impression of you in his back pocket, r...

Memphis: A Conversation With Boz Scaggs, Plus The Stone Foxes "Cotto" Video Exclusive, and Hey Marseilles Makes an Album

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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GOP's Latest Sketchy Election Scheme

National Journal | Reid Wilson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Republicans alarmed at the apparent challenges they face in winning the White House are preparing an all-out assault on the Electoral College system i...

Drew Zingg: You Probably Haven't Heard of Him But Now You Have

Brianna Bisogno | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Brianna Bisogno

If you haven't heard of him (which you probably haven't), get to know him. I will admit that I hadn't heard of him, but after listening to a few songs I am beyond impressed to now be aware of a very talented guitarist.

Once Again, Donald Fagen Delivers

Joan K. Smith | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

Donald Fagen -- as a solo artist -- is back, and this time we only had to wait six years. When the first single from Sunken Condos dropped in September, it only heightened anticipation. Now that the full album is in hand, how does it size up?

Sunken Condos: A Conversation With Donald Fagen & Michael Leonhart

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Catching Up With Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Plus Exclusives From Van Ghost and Unstoppable Death Machines

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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LOOK: Newly-Discovered Galaxy May Be Most Massive Ever

Posted 08.15.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 08/15/2012 01:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com An extraordinary cluster of faraway galaxies is shattering or challenging a ...

What Could Be Coming To NBC This Fall

Garrett Greer | Posted 04.03.2012 | TV
Garrett Greer

NBC has some pretty strong pilots. Whichever shows wind up getting the series pickup, there is solace in knowing that their slate this year is significantly stronger than last year's candidates were.

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.

Lucas Kavner

The Secret Wizard Of Online Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy

A few years ago, the Internet seemed like the true beacon of hope for any young sketch comedian with a camera and a dream. Video-makers like The Lonel...

Mark Blumenthal

Wisconsin Election Bombshell: How Plausible?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 11:20 p.m. -- Perhaps the most convincing evidence so far that human error explains the initial omission of Brookfield's results comes from ou...