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Once a Soldier, Today a Heartist. The Journey From External Demand to Guidance From Within

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

after 40 years of wandering in my internal desert, I was able to transform my fearful obedience into love and acceptance of the truth of my heart. I reclaimed my choice.

3 Things You Learn When 15 million People Suddenly Know Who You Are

Blessing Offor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Blessing Offor

It's certainly not every day that you find yourself in front of 15 million new people, performing for the judges on The Voice. That kind of sudden platform will teach you a thing or two about human nature.

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Destani Wolf

When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.

My Chats with Tom Rush

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

Rush, 73, has a voice that has only warmed and deepened with age -- he sounds better now than he did 40 years ago.

Tea and Conversation with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.26.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Contrary to most things that I have read or seen, the Billy Corgan I encountered on September 17th was warm, personable, and very thoughtful. It was clear he had spent a lot of time thinking about counter-culture and its mass expectation biases on established art and celebrities.

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

Topping Off Carnegie Hall & Steinway Hall With an Opera at the Fringe

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

The New York International Fringe Festival this summer includes a new opera by Matthew Zachary Johnson: The Boston Tea Party Opera. This show marks a new direction in his work. Johnson is the composer of a body of often-performed classical saxophone works.

Colbie Caillat Surprises Southwest Passengers With a Serenede

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

Imagine wiling away your time on your Southwest flight back home, snacking on peanuts, watching the clouds whiz by, listening to the ding of the seatbelt sign and the whirring of the plane engines, and suddenly, there's an announcement overhead that Colbie Caillat is on board.

Bonnaroo Lets Social Media Choose Next Performer At Upcoming Music Festival

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Ever dreamed of rocking out with your band at Bonnaroo? How about sprouting wings and taking flight over the crowd at Bonnaroo like an eagle? Well, we...

WATCH: 'Slacker Rock' Songstress Courtney Barnett Takes The HuffPost Live Stage

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett's most recent double EP embodies the spirit of the laid-back "slacker rock" genre, but she's working over...

Chris Neville of Tributosaurus Opens Wire

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"Inspiration is overrated. Passion is what gets you there, but work is what makes you great," said Chris Neville, lead singer and musical arranger of ...

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

David Kanegis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

For many of us, Pete Seeger symbolized all that was great and noble in our country. Many of us were disaffected as the young of all generations tend to be. Here was a man born of our parents generation who "got us." If you were one of the lucky ones like me, your parents got him as well.

Music and Daydreaming: Achieve Your Dreams Now

Omar Akram | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Omar Akram

The answer seems obvious to me. Find your music, find your voice. Believe it or not, the world is actually waiting for you to achieve your dreams, so you can give your unique gifts away.

Astoria Characters: The Guitar Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Once Jon Christopher Allen finds his voice, he loses himself in the song. And everything's all right.

SIC Shingerview: Jack Conte, Musician, CrowdFunder

David Shing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Shing

One of the most unique people that I met at the Seattle Interactive Conference was Jack Conte. Jack is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, entrepreneur, and filmmaker, and he started a crowd-funding platform, Patreon.

Guitar Center Workers Rock the Shop Floor

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
Michelle Chen

If your 9-to-5 job revolves around your life's passion, the satisfaction of being surrounded by what you love can offset the daily grind. But such pas...

Katy Perry: Is it the Music or the Marketing?

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

Does her music measure up? Sure. But it's pop music, let's face it. We've "heard" "Roar" many times over from many a performer. The lyrics are familiar, as is the beat. Katy put her spin on it, but it's pop music -- the likes of which we've enjoyed for decades.

Latin-American Songwriter Creates 'App Song' and Takes it on Tour

Marty Lipp | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Taking the concept to the next stage literally, Drexler applies the technology to a live audience setting, picking audience members to come on stage and choose the parts of the songs, which he then has to sing in real time.

The Mystical John Zorn

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

John Zorn has been an inspiration and an influence for me for over 30 years since I first heard his brazenly original music on the Lower East Side. He was making insanity, but insanity that made sense with duck calls and his sax.

What's Your Song?

Dennis Welch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dennis Welch

Suddenly, it began to dawn on me why we only occasionally see greatness. It's a lot of work, and most people stop long before they have something exceptional. The people we revere, are the ones who have taken the time to try and try again.

Interview: Here We Go Magic Frontman on His Month in Sri Lanka

Kristy Ann Muniz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Kristy Ann Muniz

In 2009, the civil war in Sri Lanka ended with the Tamil Tigers admitting defeat. While tourism to the island has been growing rapidly since then, it is still a relatively new trend, which is precisely why musician Luke Temple opted to visit the South-Asian nation.

Taking a Style Detour: Exit E

Rai Mensah | Posted 11.04.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

Her expression not only comes through in her words, but also in the the style and grace with which she chooses to live her life. Chatting with her we found out what motivates her daily style.

These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Sometimes fans are pulled onstage only to stun their favorite musicians with their raw talent. We scoured YouTube for the best of these showstopping...

Love and Respect

Masumi Per Rostad | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
Masumi Per Rostad

"Masumi! Stop abusing your viola and play with more deliciousness!" My viola mother, Karen Tuttle -- who smacked students soundly on their butts in master classes -- taught me to cherish my relationship with my viola and to treat it with love and respect.

Tristan Prettyman: Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Four

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.26.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

Yes, Tristan is only 31, and yes, she is admittedly still growing. But she also recognizes the incredible leaps she has made over the years, the spurts and the bounds separated by crumples and blocks.