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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.

Playing With Parkinson's

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Simply put, Sangeeta created new ways to make music -- using breakfast bowls, tabletops, found objects, his omnipresent bag of pills, and his Parkinson's-compromised voice.

Atlanta Symphony Lockout Is Enforced Silence

Alan Fletcher | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Alan Fletcher

What is needed, in Atlanta and everywhere, is the recognition that all sides play a part. It's how philanthropy works -- a partnership, an investment, a shared good. It's how artistry works. Dare I say, it's how excellent management works.

The Music Industry Formula for Success Does Exist

Patrick Hess | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Most recipes have an order or priority when adding ingredients. They are sometimes laid out in a particular order because it makes the end meal taste better. In the case of music, the order isn't always as critical as the time needed to prepare and cook the meal.

The Antidote for 'Anaconda' and Minaj

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.29.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I watched the Minaj twerk fest once, and tears welled up. Not for joy. But because I remembered my mother and a whole host of proud black sistahs who fought sooooo hard to be something other than their asses.

God's Most Gifted...

Craig Stewart | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Jo Dee Messina's Me Will Make Your Soul Sing: New Album Wows Fans

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

If you've ever been told you couldn't do something, if you've ever been told no when you really wanted a yes, if you've ever had to muster up all your guts and gumption to do it anyways, then Jo Dee Messina's new tunes will strike a chord with you.

Put the Smartphone Down and Enjoy the Show!

Reid Wegley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Reid Wegley

The smartphone craze is destroying the concert-going experience, at least according to the musicians and the pro photographers who take pictures of sa...

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

Kevin Smart: Touring Teen Drummer Shares His Secrets

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Kevin Smart, an 18 year-old drummer from the East Coast, has become one of the most sought out, in demand musicians today. He's currently touring wi...

Is Jared Leto Regarded More Highly as an Actor or Musician?

Quora | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: It's March 2014. Is Jared Leto regarded more highly as an actor or musician? Answer by Aaron Ellis, Form...

Questlove: 'Hip-Hop Has Failed Black America'

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Questlove has grown weary of artists at the top of the hip-hop hierarchy making art that mostly celebrates being at the top of the hip-hop hierarchy -- meaningless, cynical stuff created and packaged to appeal to the masses.

The Voice's Audra McLaughlin: 12 Things You Need to Know

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
KnowMore TV

Audra McLaughlin will step on The Voice stage tonight to perform for millions of viewers and superstar judges Blake Shelton (her mentor), Usher, Adam Levine and Shakira as one of the hit show's top 12 finalists.

Mindfulness, Musicians and the Creative Flow

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely and unique Jenny Boyd, author of It's Not Only Rock'n'Roll: Iconic Musicians Reveal The Source of Their ...

RIP Glory for Roseland With Lady Gaga

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

The august Roseland Ballroom had Lady Gaga get all wistful over the impending closure, it was quite a moment for the music fans who have drunk on the music that was born within its walls, it was quite a moment. In that sense, the "Poker Face" musician is in for a residency program. When she ends it, Roseland would call it a day too.

Inspiring Student Goes From Homeless To Carnegie Hall

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact

One Florida college student's musical talents have helped him to make the incredible leap from a homeless student to a performer at New York City's Ca...

What Ringo Starr And Other Older Rock Stars Really Think About Aging

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg At the Aging in America conference I just attended, the annual gathering of the American Society o...

Wanted: James Gadson's Drums

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

Some nights he takes medication to sleep. Because he lies awake, trying to figure out who took his drums, his mics. Who took a part of him?

How to Be Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas

Johnny Nevin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Detroit
Johnny Nevin

When you take a good look at Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas you can see a lot more than just that, because what you're really seeing is an exorbitant take on where music can come from.

How Moby Taught Me to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

Andrew Fish | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
Andrew Fish

After posing for cameras, Moby mingled with the growing crowd. I pulled out my recorder and inquired if I could ask him a question or two. "Sure," he said. "Why don't we go in the back and talk?" And just like that, I was in a small, darkened storage space with the global superstar of electronic music.

Google+ Is Alive With The Sound Of Musicians!

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment

The internet is loaded with talented people, especially ones promoting themselves on social media. One cool tool that musicians have discovered is Han...

Making Sondheim Sing: Interview with Michael Mahler, Music Director of Chicago Shakespeare's Road Show

Robert Bullen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The show returns, in yet another revised format, to Chicago, and I had the chance to speak with the production's Music Director, Michael Mahler, about the show's evolution and musical language.

I Respect Music: Artists' Pay for Radio Play

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

Congress, for the first time since 1976, is reviewing and rewriting copyright law and doing so within the context of the Internet and the digital distribution of creative works. The stakes couldn't be higher for the creative community.

Russell Taylor, VH1's Artist to Watch

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

So who speaks for our generation? With voices like Kanye West, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar, is there room for the likes of a Russell Taylor? I say yes.

Why I Love Me Some Bruno Mars

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I'm only watching the Super Bowl for ONE reason this year: Bruno Mars. Let me give you some background on that.