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ASCAP'S 'I Create Music' EXPO, Plus Conversations with E-Streeter Nils Lofgren and Summer Horns' Mindi Abair

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

ASCAP'S "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO At the end of the month, ASCAP once again is sponsoring their annual "I Create Music" EXPO, this being the event's 9t...

Playing The Ponos: A Conversation With Neil Young, Chatting with Linda Ronstadt and Matt Hires' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Linda, let's dive into Duets, your new collection that celebrates your collaborations with other artists. What is it about Duets that's particularly special to you? And what is it that's so attractive about singing with someone else?

'That's My Happiest Moment'

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Neil Young loves quality sound and he's willing to pay for it. Turns out a lot of others are, too. Young easily doubled his go...

The New Mongrels: A Resurrection of an Old Idea

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.12.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

The New Mongrels, a collective musical society, have a long history that goes back to the Civil War. As the story goes, a soldier named Henry Brooke who came back from the bloody war shell-shocked and deaf in one ear had an idea.

Cherrytree Records Extravaganza: Ivy Levan and Sting Set to Rock Beatles on Letterman; RAC Readies New Album; Much More

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.

Honor the Treaties: Neil Young's 'Mother Earth' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Neil Young's "Mother Earth" is a song from his Ragged Glory album, and presented here is a solo acoustic version with some new lyrics from his January 19 performance at Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Alberta.

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Neil Young's Major Honor

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Young is still rockin' in the free world. The legendary 68-year-old musician was celebrated Tuesday night by the producers ...

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Neil Young Celebrates 68

Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

Few people have had such a dynamic effect on the rock, folk, and country music scenes as Neil Young. As he celebrates his 68th birthday today (Nov. 12...

Movie Review: Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme has built a whole side business making films that most other filmmakers would be happy to have as a career: documentaries about music and musicians.

Farm Aid and MakerFaire: Go Forth and Be Fertile, Not Futile!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We can imagine a future filled with homegrown, sustainable solutions to our food and energy needs. That vision infused Farm Aid, and I saw it again the next day at MakerFaire.

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

Dog Ears Music: Autumnal Equinox Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joanna Newsom, John Coltrane, The Byrds, Death Cab for Cutie, Elvis Costello, and more.

'Green News Report' -- September 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."

My Favorite Picture Of You: A Conversation with Guy Clark, Plus Chatting with Butterscotch Records' Allen Farmelo and Lots Of Love's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm from Texas and will always be from Texas, and if I ever break even, I'm moving back. It's a wonderful place to be from. There's a lot of history there and a lot of stuff that you know about and nobody else knows about."

Top 15 Song Tributes to Madiba in Honor of Mandela Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Nelson Mandela, whose July 18th birthday is known and celebrated worldwide as Mandela Day, is hugely influential and inspirational to musicians, who've found it easy to wrap poetry and melodies around the leader's tragic and triumphant life since.

Farm Aid To Feature Neil Young, Dave Matthews

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Singer Willie Nelson is taking his annual Farm Aid benefit concert to upstate New York with an all-day festival of music and locally g...

Ron Sexsmith: Touring the Forever Endeavour

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, dig: If you're in or around Los Angeles, the charming, smart and hella talented singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith plays Largo at the Coronet tonight, the 5th of June. They don't like it if you're late. Factor in traffic. Get there.

First Kisses of Rock + Lit

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

Radio Silence is full of great writers chronicling musically-induced epiphanies and musicians recounting ecstasies bred by verse and prose. Fans of both will feel giddy at this blurring of the lines between artist and audience.

Dog Ears Music: Love and Its Aftermath Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.

Downton Jimmy

Caroline Vella | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Caroline Vella

Just like the original PBS series of a similar name, the attention to detail is exquisite. With Brooke Shields cast as the lovely wife and SNL's Fred Armisen as the homely daughter, they have made an absolutely perfect mockery of the esteemed drama.

A Belated 2012 Reading List: Some Favorite Titles

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
Steve Heilig

This is something of a belated "best of year" list, although there are some older titles I only got to last year included. An eclectic list, modestly offered -- a bit heavy on books on music, but many others, and perhaps something will strike the interest of other readers.