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Dukes of September, McCartney's Guitarist & An Australian's Tourabout: Conversations With Michael McDonald, Brian Ray, and Xavier Rudd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to singer Michael McDonald, "I remember thinking, 'God, why [is Motown] asking me to do this?' At the same time, I wanted so badly to do it and I wouldn't allow myself to say no."

EXCLUSIVE: Michael McDonald Talks Lindsay In Jail, Mel Gibson's Rants, And Why The GOP Likes Michael Steele

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

You already know Michael McDonald from his 10-season run on "Mad TV," probably for his recurring character "Stuart" (the giant man-child who's really ...

From Pink Floyd and Abbey Road to The Project and Austin Powers: A Conversation with Alan Parsons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sound designer Alan Parsons has long had a passion for the latest technologies. Alan took a moment to talk with me about his illustrious past that included his days at Abbey Road Studios through his latest technology-focused endeavor.

HuffPost Reviews: Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Clipse, and Chris Brown, Plus an Interview With Papa Roach on World Hunger Year

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Welcome to Snoopworld, where Chevys still are bouncin', would-be gangstas still kind of prowl the streets (albeit it's a new generation), explicit-isms flow like 40 oz. beer, and tempos best not harsh anyone's mellow.

Let Us Now Give Thanks for These Bands Below the Top 40 Radar

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Let's be honest: it's tough for all of you musicians out there to get any attention these days. There's no room for you on MTV. There's no room for yo...

An Interview with Dan Zanes, Plus Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Smokey & Santana, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With the new DVD release The Fine Friends Are Here!, Dan Zanes and Friends present colorful music and images that are not just for children, but also for the big kid in all of us.

McDonald: Obama's Job Approval is in the House Effect

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Saturday Night Live's sketch mocking Obama prompted CNN to run a story stating that the 'SNL' Obama sketch marks end of [Obama's] honeymoon. Actually, SNL is not leading public opinion here. Polling suggests that Obama's honeymoon ended in early August. Since then, Obama's job approval rating has remained essentially flat.

Kidney Now! Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Clay Aiken And More Let Loose On "30 Rock" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night's season finale of "30 Rock" was shocking for many reasons: We found out Clay Aiken is Kenneth "The Page" Parcell's cousin, that Elvis Cost...

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Ace, The Drifters, Prince, Dionne Warwick, The Eagles, Squeeze, Scott Dirks, Mike + the Mechanics, Harvard Square, Breaking Dawn, Target, Juno Award, Xtc, Whitesnake, Oklahoma, Folk, Paul Carrack, Tony Glover, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cajun, Philly, Reggae, Traditional, Checker Records, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Stephanie Meyer, Marvin Gayes, Timothy B. Schmit, John Wesley Harding, Sam & Dave, Michael McDonald, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Ron Sexsmith, Stan Lewis, Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, High Fidelity, Billy Davis Jr., Singer-Songwriter, Philly International Records, Hip-O Select, Bill Withers, Entertainment News, Al Green, Aaron Neville, Lawrence Stern, Ray Charles, Pop, Americana, Dobie Gray, Jill Barber, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bria Valente, Broadway, Canada, Grammy, The Kinks, Stax, Motown Records, Livingston Taylor, The Beatles, Matthew Barber, Nick Heyward, Harmonica, Don Henley, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Little Walter Story, Hear Music, Arthur Crudup, Stax Records, R&b, Motown, Sam Moore, Chess Records, Harry Nilsson, Johnny Nash, Gospel, Bobby Womack, David Gray, Wesley Stace, Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Blues, The 5th Dimension, David Seitz, Tom Waits, Juno, Washington Square Park, Grammy Awards, Don McLean, John Wesley Hardin, A Mighty Wind, Roots, Randy Newman, Ward Gaines, Ben E. King, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor, Rupert Holmes, Bruce Springsteen, Listerine, Nilsson, Atlantis, Misfortune, Rumpelstiltskins, Josh Ritter, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.

McDonald's Sneak Peek at CPS 2008 Turnout Data

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

How did voter turnout in 2008 compare to prior years, particularly among key subgroups such as African Americans and younger voters? Some of the best ...

Re: Who Predicted 140 Million?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My colleague Marc Ambinder reports two additional details on turnout: First, Michael McDonald revised his national turnout estimate today, which now s...

The Return of "Outliers"

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Somewhere during the conventions, I got out of the habit of posting these. So for those new to the site, here is a collection of links to "outliers" -...