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Live in the Vineyard Selects Artists With a Key Ingredient: A Big Heart

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

Last month, I had the honor of attending Live in the Vineyard, a magical (and exclusive) music, food and wine festival in Napa, California. Twice a ye...

Bruno Mars: The Downest Dude on the Planet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

You don't have to know the history of funk to feel it. But knowing where he gets all that funky stuff -- and those crazy legs -- makes it a whole lot funkier. And more fun.

Interstellar Composer Hans Zimmer On Music and His Own Process For Scoring Films

Quora | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

Fear, panic, invention, procrastination, conversation, more conversation with the director, more conversation with the DP (because I want to know what the color palette is), reading an enormous amount of books, more procrastination, more fear, and more deadlines until somebody yanks the score away from me.

The Lost Art of the Mix Tape

Peter Csathy | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Csathy

A few days back, my wife and I watched the John Cusack movie "High Fidelity." Classic movie for any music lover for many reasons -- not the least of which is that it unleashed hilarious Jack Black to the world.

Please Don't Miss Sonic Highways: Dave Grohl's "Love Letter To American Music"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Dave Grohl channeling his muse on his HBO series Sonic Highways I'm late to this party, but bear with me. Because I've just discovered that Dave Gro...

Crouching spider, hidden dragon horse (Longma in Beijing)

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 12.23.2014 | Weird News
Matjaz Tancic

I had never heard of La Machine before so I had no clue what to expect. But I definitely did not expect to see a 46 ton fire-breathing, smoke puffing,...

Keeping It Real With OneRepublic

Sarah Zapp | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Zapp

Ryan still calls Colorado home, now with his wife and kids. True to his roots going back to the day when his band was called just "Republic."

From Budapest With Love

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Adriana Aristizábal

New Yorkers expect the best of everything, and recently I had the opportunity to see one of the best: Zoltan Maga, Hungary's most celebrated violin virtuoso, a man who brings Hungarian cultural traditions to the rest of the world.

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 12.13.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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...