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Hahn-Bin: Juilliard Meets Studio 54

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Hahn-Bin is an exquisite melting pot of talent and style, of the classical and the strange. A prodigy violinist Pop Art icon, he is what happens when ...

Music: Spread This Rumer -- 2012's Best New Artist Is Here

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

2012-01-31-Screenshot20120131at4.16.22PM.jpgThe US is finally catching up with Rumer, a critical and commercial success all over the world.

Talking Charm With Aimee Mann

Deborah Stambler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment
Deborah Stambler

Talking with Aimee Mann is a little like listening to her music. In the rhythm of her speech, her pursuit for the right word or the answer to the question at hand, you can hear traces of her songs.

What To Watch On New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.30.2011 | TV

"The Walking Dead" Marathon (11 a.m. to 12 midnight EST on AMC) If you've missed out on the critically-acclaimed zombie drama or are just trying to a...

WATCH: George Michael's Emotional Statement After Hospital Release

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices

LONDON — Fighting back tears, singer George Michael appeared outside his London home Friday to acknowledge that he had nearly died during his mo...

WATCH: '9 To 5' Meets 'Single Ladies' In Boston Ballet Star's New Video

Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

Beyonce's "Single Ladies" meets the '80s camp classic "9 to 5" in this new video starring one of the Boston Ballet's principal dancers. JbDubs, al...

Right-Wing Organization Calls For George Michael's Death

Posted 11.30.2011 | Gay Voices

George Michael fans were stunned last week when the singer was admitted to an Austrian hospital with pneumonia and forced to postpone his tour indefin...

Mayer Hawthorne: Soul Singer Does Michigan Proud

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

For the past three years, Mayer Hawthorne has been the new look of pop music, dipping back to the old sounds of Motown and funk. For us, though, he is a testament to the continuing legacy of great music coming from Michigan.

From Resistance to Pop: Liberating Palestine with an Auto Tune

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Thanks to social media and talent competition shows like Super Star, Star Academy and now, Arabs' Got Talent, many young Palestinians are getting prime time exposure and introducing the Arab world to their voices and their art.

K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

Linda Constant | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Linda Constant

Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."

It Wasn't Just One Man Who Killed the King of Pop

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity
Christina Patterson

It was Conrad Murray's defense lawyer who reminded jurors that "this is not a reality show, it's reality." Unfortunately, no one in Michael Jackson's sad, strange and shockingly friendless life, seemed to know the difference.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Finding 'Love' With Air Supply in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

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Iraq and Roll Comes to a Town Near You

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Hani Almadhoun

Even though UTN1 formed in the old Iraq, they have come to give a voice to a whole new generation of Iraqis and Arabs.

In Which I Share Something Personal

Stephen Autar | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home
Stephen Autar

I have a confession to make. Yes, I know this is our first time interacting with one another, but there is something that I really need to get off my chest before we go any further.

Keeping the Music Alive

Herbie Hancock | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Herbie Hancock

My lesson for young people is to be willing to go out of your comfort zone and explore new territory. I never thought that at age 71 I would be creating a "crowd-sourced" music video with digital cameras that can blast images around the world in minutes. But I am.

Your Homework Playlist: 10 Best Study Songs

www.teen.com | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Here at Teen.com, we debated for like, ever, on whether listening to music while studying was a big distraction or totally helpful. What we decided? I...

Rihanna And David LaChapelle Settle 'S&M' Lawsuit

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

Although Rihanna has crooned "it feels so good being bad," it looks like she got a small taste of punishment for her 'S&M' music video this week, and ...

Opportunistic Allies: The Use and Abuse of Gays by Rising Pop Culture Icons

Seth Merkin | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Seth Merkin

After Katy Perry dropped her newfound questioning of sexuality as quickly as she had adopted it, America was ready for a committed rebel against sexual norms. They were ready for Gaga.

Same (but Different) Vibe as Sean Paul Returns With New Single and Mohawk

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Pop dominance has assured a lot of things for the Jamaica native -- among them -- random acts of awkwardness. When asked if he sings and dances literally to the beat of his own drum, the singer admitted wholeheartedly -- yes: "It's kind of whack."

Happy 60th Birthday, Sting! Relive His Best Musical Moments

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

Sting may be turning 60 on Oct. 2, but the self-professed "King of Pain" shows no signs of slowing down. The Police's former frontman is ringing in t...

PHOTOS: Band Breakups That Shook The World

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

The Sept. 21 breakup of R.E.M. shook '80s music fans to the core, with many calling the announcement "the end of the world as we know it" in reference...

Elton John Biopic

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

There have been scores of movies made about musicians over the years, but Elton John has taken the extra step to produce his own. The film, titled "Ro...

Pop Music Is Human Nature

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Barry Kaufman

I've got a proud confession to make: I'm a pop music junkie. Drizzy Drake, Britney, Adele, Nicki, Ke$ha, you name it. I love it. But I've got to admit...

After Aesthetics: Gabriel Kahane's Where Are The Arms

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

On September 13, the composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane unleashes what is typically considered one of the trickiest of musical creatures -- the sophomore album.

Typography According To The Beatles, Amy Winehouse And Coldplay

Simon Garfield | Posted 11.07.2011 | Books
Simon Garfield

It's a godawful small affair, typography, especially these days with those tiny images you get when you buy an album track on iTunes. The joy of speculating about what an intricately designed and carefully chosen set of letters may reveal about the innards have long gone.