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How the Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian and Businessman Todd Kwait Gave New Birth to Folk Music

Lesley Daunt | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Lesley Daunt

I recently did a post on the Ezzie Films "For the Love of the Music: the Club 47 Folk Revival" and in researching for the story found the history behind Kingswood Records, the label responsible for the unique soundtrack of the film, was as interesting as the movie itself.

Music History And Rube Goldberg Machine Collide For 90 Seconds Of Perfection

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

Stop whatever you're doing this instant and prepare to be blown away by this informative and mesmerizing lesson on the history of recorded music. The ...

How Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Shaped the Man in Black

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By David Robert Weible The Cash home in Dyess before Arkansas Sate acquired it in 2011. Listening to his music, it's easy to picture a young Johnny...

Musical Instruments: The Transformative Power of Bridge Building

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Musical instruments can be used spiritually to celebrate, to build community, to connect to G-d, and to express one's deepest yearnings. Through music one can experience deep religious transformation.

The Revolution Was Televised (Only We Didn't Know It)

Jerry Waxman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jerry Waxman

If Benny Goodman made big band swing jazz acceptable, then Dick Clark is the man who civilized rock and roll. He was the face of the new generation and we were all part of it.

"Imagine" Finding a Song That Moves You

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Ellen Siminoff

How many of you survived junior high school with a Walkman, Simon and Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, and the Eagles? When Johnny and/or Suzy broke up with you, where did you turn?

Dennis Diken: The Roots of Jersey Rock

Ruth Gerson | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

Dennis Diken is the drummer and a founding member of New Jersey's rock 'n' roll band The Smithereens. He is a mensch, a fountain of knowledge, a supreme musician, and a great story teller.

Photos Of Beatles 1st US Concert To Be Auctioned

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — In 1964, an enterprising 18-year-old snapped pictures of the Beatles' momentous first U.S. concert in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday,...

Praying Through Music: The History Of Sacred Notation

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 06.17.2011 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

The Catholic Church first truly cultivated the art of music as we know it. In the service of praising God, it fostered a number of innovations that inform the ways we create and transmit music even today.

Outside the Fences

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Outside the fences of convention lies an untamed wilderness awaiting the reckless souls who have the nerve to cut their own path. Are you daring enough to defy the dictatorship of the critics?

Meet the Old Boss: Springsteen Revisits Darkness

Peter Birkenhead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Peter Birkenhead

Darkness on the Edge of Town is a record of American reckoning, an accounting of the steep, dreadful costs of unconsciousness and the fulsome, liberating rewards of opening our eyes.

Patti Smith In Chicago: Music Legend Discusses Her New Book, Robert Mapplethorpe

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago native and "grandmother of punk rock" Patti Smith spoke at the Harold Washington Library Sunday about her new book "Just Kids," a memoir of he...

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.