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All-Star Lineup Set To Honor Mavis Staples During Tribute Concert

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — Mavis Staples is getting the tribute treatment. An all-star lineup of musicians including Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Taj Mahal, Er...

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Best Music of 2013

Dusty Wright | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

One of my most diversified year-end lists yet -- rock, electronica, jamband, prog, pop, R&B. I didn't really think I'd even find 10 albums that could hold my attention start to finish. Here are my top 10s of favorite CDs and singles.

Death of the Album - Singles Going Steady!

Dusty Wright | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Dusty Wright

These past few months, I've grown weary trying to find albums that engage me from start to finish. In fact, I've yet to find one album in the past few months I can listen to top to bottom.

Simone Dinnerstein, Classical Pianist, & Tift Merritt, Folk Rocker, Forge An Exciting Collaboration

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

When I first met Tift Merritt, I thought she was the girl next door. I said as much: "You seem like such a... oh... little sister... a nice kid. Can ...

Catching Up With Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Plus Exclusives From Van Ghost and Unstoppable Death Machines

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Keeper: Meeting John Doe Again, Chatting With The X-Man

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Review: Robert Plant Brings His Grand Band of Joy to the World

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With looser jeans and tighter arrangements, Plant moves a bit slower but still displays the same charisma and gallantry of his previous life. Thankfully, he doesn't totally ignore those prancing "Dancing Days."

Motown & The Hitmen: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Ryan, and Sarah Sample

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mike Ragogna: Smokey, there's so much to go over, but let's begin with your new album for Cracker Barrel, Now And Then. Can you tell us about the project?

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's Raising Sand Was the 2007 Album of the Year. Has He Done It Again?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

The glories of Robert Plant are that he isn't sitting in a castle in Wales, curled around a bottle as night descends. At 62, he looks like a man who's lived, and lived intensely, and hasn't given a thought about plastic surgery.

Margaret Cho Talks About New Album, Gay Rights & Head Lice

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Here's the difference between you and Margaret Cho... Let's say that you'd been staying in a seedy motel in Casablanca and had become infested with h...

Margaret Cho Is Just Plain Awesome (She's a Friggin' Rockstar SuperHero Bitch* on New Album Cho Dependent)

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Margaret Cho gave me some of her time recently to discuss the August 24th release of her new album Cho Dependent. News Flash: Girlfriend can sing, and really really well.

Idol Season 9 Finale: Idol Jumps Shark

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In what even ardent fans must admit was the least musically exciting, least dramatic finale in Idol history, Crystal Bowersox received nothing but praise.

Best Records Of 2009! Already?

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Just three weeks into February and I am already overwhelmed with amazing new music.

Culture Zohn: Ten Best Plus (Affordable) Treasures

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-12-18-zpull15bCourtesanandBlindCupidFlapprintlifted_2.jpg Make 2009 your year of getting in touch with your inner, passionate, artist as you replenish your feelings of empty pockets with a dose of cultural currency.