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Californication Music News, Chats with Mark Rivera and Allen Kovac, Plus Johnzo West and David Berkeley Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So here's the official scoop on Californication's music followed by a 45 second snippet of a remix of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door."

An Oak Ridge Boy and a Carter Girl: Conversations With Joe Bonsall and Carlene Carter, Plus a George Michael Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

You have a new album, Carter Girl, that takes you back to your roots. What does being a Carter Girl mean to you?

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?

5 More Reasons Why I Love New York

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Donna Labermeier

New York City exudes an energy like no other city in the world. Each time I visit, I discover new things to experience as I relish the many things that I have delighted in before. But there is always something new.

'Spike In My Veins': Talking with Korn's Jonathan Davis, A Chat with Skaters' Michael Ian Cummings and a Break of Reality Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

We're the luckiest band on the planet. We're just five guys from Bakersville, California. We go from that to the success we've had over the twenty years from our first release.

Sting & Paul Simon Rock New York

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Five minutes before the show was supposed to start, throngs of people were still waiting to pass through intense security outside Ma...

Sting & Paul Simon Are Teaming Up

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take tu...

Growing Up With Nelson Mandela

John K. Herr | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
John K. Herr

Nelson Mandela deserves a place of honor with the dissidents and dreamers who knocked down the Berlin Wall and defeated the Soviet Union. And I am honored to have grown up watching it happen.

The Vertigo of Life

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I have an edge. Sarcasm and irony are two of my favorite things. I am a wide eyed optimist. I love a happy ending. This is the dichotomy that is me. Lou Reed meets Jack Johnson.

Reissue Roundup 1: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon and James Taylor, Plus "Astro Raph's Gangsta Sweep"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Gotta love this time of year. Some of the finest projects involving some of our greatest classic artists in every genre are strategically positioned in the marketplace trying to take advantage of what might be the last hurrah for music's brick and mortar releases.

Rock Icons Team Up For Major Tour

rollingstonelogo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By Kory Grow Sting and Paul Simon are hitting the road together to perform their own hits an...

Detroit's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Bring a Unique Perspective On Life With New Album, The Speed Of Things

Kelly Frazier | Posted 12.15.2013 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The Detroit duo of Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, known as the unusually named Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., are still here and are still making music.

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."

Watch Lily Kershaw Bloom Beginning at Midnight in the Garden

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Lily Kershaw writes serious, introspective music but doesn't take herself seriously. There's a sweet heart pumping and a radiant soul glowing inside t...

Steve Gadd Sets the Groove in Gadditude

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This album grows on you each time you play it. Put it on your CD player or iPod and simply sit back and enjoy. Steve Gadd's staid, subtle performance throughout is a testament to his ability to let the music speak for itself with a total lack of hubris.

Melissa Manchester's Bold New Beginning -- With a Little Help From Her 'Fanchesters'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Her first album debuted in 1973, and exactly 40 years later Melissa Manchester is still going strong, thanks in part to her fans, lovingly dubbed "Fanchesters" by the singer's daughter.

An American Tragedy

Francis Levy | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Nestled at the bottom of page 25 of Friday's Times right below a much larger article reporting on the Clinton's Sagaponack rental ("In Hamptons Again,...

LOOK: Paul Simon Makes Surprise Appearance At Second City

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

Music legend Paul Simon gave fans a surprise thrill when he showed up unannounced to Chicago's Second City comedy club Thursday night. Per traditio...

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."

Heavy Hitters To Compete In Charity Softball Game

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. -- Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, D...

The Melodies Linger On (Part I)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Jan Swafford's slate.com essay "The Most Beautiful Melody in the World" inspired me to ask my most popular-music-obsessed friends to name their favori...

Warning: Actors May Be Shorter Than They Appear

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 08.03.2013 | Celebrity

In a world where anyone can fix their nose if they'd like it smaller or plump up their lips if they want them fuller, we expect perfection, especially...

Frames, Division Street & HandPicked: Conversations with Lee DeWyze, Harper Simon and Earl Klugh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"With Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel as your introductions, you're definitely in for a penny, in for a pound when it comes to the singer songwriters. It's hard to stop."

Chatting with Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents at Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone and Rainbow Chan Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview.

Voicemail Transcriber Gives New Meaning to Pop Lyrics

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Irene hears what she wants to hear. My new cell phone voicemail transcriber ("voice-female," if you will) wrote this to me during her first week on t...