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Healing Iraq, Healing the World

Stephan Said | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Stephan Said

If today's uprising is suppressed without addressing its grievances, and without building a government that represents all of the people equally, it will ensure the death of countless innocent people, destabilizing not only Iraq, but the entire world.

Parenthood: An Artist's Way

Jennifer Paz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Paz

Being a parent is hard enough. Becoming a parent while navigating your way through the entertainment business is super hard. Having both parents as artists, well that can be damn near impossible... OR it can be the most rewarding and fulfilling journey for the entire family.

Jersey Boys

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That's the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts a name and face to that image.

Casey Kasem and the Death of American Mass Culture

Will Bunch | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

His show arrived right at the moment when it seemed like America was coming apart, culturally, spiritually, and politically -- and promised us, in a tone that was relentlessly upbeat yet somehow never smarmy, that we actually could be one nation under a groove, that for three or four hours we could share a common bond.

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

How Linda Perry Helped Pink Re-Invent Herself And Her Sound

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Award-winning singer-songwriter Linda Perry revealed how she helped Pink re-invent herself in an interview with HuffPost Live this week. Calling h...

Psy, Snoop & Kimmel Rock Some Karaoke

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

Psy and Snoop Dogg/Lion have one of the hottest music videos out right now, but it may surprise you to learn the two have never come close to getting ...

Palestinian Rock Star Finds His American Comeback

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hani Almadhoun

Haitham Shomali is Palestinian and has been in the music industry his entire life. From childhood, growing up with a musical family and the youngest o...

6 Reasons to Chant With Your Kids (and 5 Ways to Do It)

Shannon Sexton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sexton

We live in a hurry-up world -- and so do our children. How can we, as families, slow down, connect with each other and ourselves, and enjoy the present moment?

A Roots Music Sacrifice: A Review of Matisyahu's Akeda

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Matisyahu's new album, Akeda, is almost pure roots music, with a little dancehall sprinkled in the mix. It's the kind of album you put on when you need to get away, or shut the bedroom door and just kick-back, soaking in the music.

What's the Connection Between Memorial Day and Radio Countdowns?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Comedy
Joel Schwartzberg

If we know nothing else, we know Americans love lists. We love to rank football teams, rock albums, cars, pizzerias, movies, former girlfriends, and a...

Thirty Years Later: Reminiscing 'Cold War' Rhetoric

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Media
Brian Shactman

Looking back into the history of my youth has been an interesting exercise this week. On a whim, I decided to look closely at the New York Times from this week in May 30 years ago.

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."

Natalie Merchant's 'Lulu' Latest Pop Tribute to Silent Film Icon Louise Brooks

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

Merchant's "Lulu" is the latest pop music tribute to Louise Brooks (1906-1985), a silent film star who suffered decades of obscurity and was reluctantly brought back into the limelight late in life.

BMI Icon Stevie Nicks Leads Star Studded Pop Awards (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

When you get hundreds of creative people in a venue like the Beverly Wilshire, add cocktails and good food...it can be like herding unruly sheep.

Jay-Z's 100th Problem

Midwin Charles | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Midwin Charles

Jay-Z's 100th Problem #WhatJayZSaidToSolange is the hash tag that circulated wildly on Twitter and many social networks once news broke that Solange ...

Why "Happy" Makes Me Unhappy

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Seriously, does anyone actually know how a room without a roof feels? Is that a "happy" feeling? I'm personally happy when my rooms have roofs.

4 Life Lessons from the Beatles

Paul LaRosa | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Paul LaRosa

When you really delve into how The Beatles were formed and how they came to be so successful, you see some patterns emerging, life lessons that might just work for the rest of us.

WATCH: Indianapolis Jones Premiers Glowing New Video

Lesley Daunt | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Lesley Daunt

"No Ghosts Yet" is the first single off the band's self-titled debut EP, and along with it they have released a rather "glowing" (did I say that?) video, with an even more interesting behind-the-scenes story.

Drop Everything Now: In Defense of Taylor Swift

Michael Darer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Celebrity
Michael Darer

When it comes to music criticism, it seems as though pop and country are often deemed the easiest targets. Ask a random passerby what sort of music th...

20 Years Later, Memories of Frank Sinatra in Concert

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

With each passing year, it seems more and more implausible that I actually saw the man sing in person -- that I was in the same room with him, even if 5,000 other people were there too.

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.

Straw-Man Feminism: What Beyoncé and Miley Have in Common

Rose Courteau | Posted 06.16.2014 | Celebrity
Rose Courteau

After centuries of being objectified, our chief feminist demand, as reflected by the stars we've elevated to celebrity status, is the right to be sexy. This is, to put it bluntly, farcically sad.

A Conversation with The Both's Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, Plus A Quick Chat with Dolly Parton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The following is probably the shortest interview I've ever done. But it gets to the heart of what I wanted to learn about this smart, warm and honest performer.

Brave New Girl: Sarah Dooley Debuts With Stupid Things

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

For Sarah Dooley, doing stupid things has been a genius move. The winsome young artist became a YouTube sensation in 2008 when she created And Sarah, ...