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Girls Still Just Wanna Have Fun: At 30, Cyndi Lauper's Feminist Anthem Endures

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Cyndi danced, whirled and crooned a song that was not about boys at all (not primarily at least), but about a girl's right to celebrate her Self. Suddenly, I didn't feel like such a disaster.

Calling all Lesbian Fans!

Maria Burnham | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Maria Burnham

With songs like "Stronger" and her new single "People Like Us," Tristan Prettyman is offering women everywhere some amazing and empowering ballads.

Phil Ramone, Magical Genius Who Elevated His Artists' Music Passes

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

The legendary, yet humble, recording genius Phil Ramone, 72, whose influence across a stunning spectrum of popular music for decades has passed away in New York. CNN stated, "His collaboration credits are a Who's Who of the music industry."

A Gentle Voice Resonates Four Years After Falling Silent

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

Four years ago today, the music world lost one of its sweetest, and perhaps most unpretentious, voices with the sad passing of "England" Dan Seals, one half of the duo England Dan & John Ford Coley (EDJFC) from mantle cell lymphoma at the age of 61.

WATCH: Middle Eastern And North African Rappers Talk Revolution And Music

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Music, espeially hip hop, has always been at the heart of social and political upheaval, inspiring change and speaking out against inequality and inju...

Youngblood Hawke 'Come Running' to Pop-Rock Success

Molly Fosco | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Molly Fosco

If you live in Southern California, you've definitely heard their single "We Come Running" on the radio, and by now you might even be able to sing a...

TAZER UP! Jack Hues from Wang Chung on Music, the '80s & Their New Recording

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.19.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

One half of Wang Chung discusses being "abducted by the '80s," teaching composition at a University, writing the music for a 1980s crime drama, leading a jazz quartet and, of course, the new album, Tazer Up!

Mumford & Sons, God And The New Sincerity

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Say what you will, but after the spectacle died down and the top honor of the night went to Mumford & Sons' album Babel, at least one thing is clear: We are in the midst of the New Sincerity. Being really into something is cool now, even if that something is, well, God.

The Cassette Tapes That Changed My Life

Dave Tomar | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Few things make you feel older than telling your own life story through a dead medium. I can't say I miss cassette tapes. But I think of them fondly, if not for their general inconvenience or mediocre sound quality, for the fact that they, like my teenage years, were a long time ago.

Connie's Juicy Return to Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

If you're looking for an unconventional night out over Valentine's weekend Los.Angeles theatre doesn't get more hilarious, or warped, than the Xanadu-inspired drag-musical romantic adventure, Connie Loves Juice

Cyndi Lauper Isn't Just A Gay Icon: 'I'm Friend And Family'

Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper spoke about her status as a gay icon in a HuffPost Live appearance. "I'm friend and family, so...I live among my people," L...

5 'Crimes' Perpetrated Against Women in Rock Music

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

We know the "sad tale" of "Runaround Sue," but what about her side of the story? Maybe Sue just wasn't that into you, maybe she had her eye on Mustang Sally the entire time, or maybe, just maybe, she was sick of being your little, baby candy girl angel with the luscious peaches.

10 Songs I Never, Ever, Ever Need to Hear Again

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

No offense to any of these artists (besides Flo-Rida, I fully mean to offend you), but these songs definitely need to be punished and shown to the gates of Hades, where they will have ample time to think about what they've done.

Conrad: A Breakout New Artist

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

With dreams and aspirations of putting his words to rhythms and breaking through to music audiences, Conrad caught the train to Los Angeles from his native of Madera Ranchos, Calif. with only 40 dollars in his wallet.

We Watched The New Ke$ha Video So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.11.2013 | Entertainment

"C'mon," the second single off Ke$ha's super sleepy album "Warrior," has a video in which the singer walks around, licks a lollipop and humps things. ...

1983: My Favorite Year in Pop Music

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...

Not Every Song Sounds Like Madonna, Mom

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

So look, there is no question that Madonna was an original. But so is Solange. And I love you, Mom, but criticizing a pop song for "sounding like Madonna" is about as an airless a judgement as saying you don't like baked ziti because it "tastes like lasagna."

Remembering the One and Only Donna Summer

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A unique trailblazer that defied categorization, Donna Summer had a great voice that mattered. While her anthems remain pop culture staples, there's a world of her music that most may not be familiar with. Here are 20 of her best singles that missed the Billboard Top 10.

In Grateful Memory of Ravi Shankar

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 02.21.2013 | Entertainment
Deborah J. Levine

On a cold night in 1966, my cousin Sam and I escaped our Harvard dorms and headed out for a small neighborhood theater in Boston.

Interview: Darwin Deez on Songs for Imaginative People

Lydia Hughes | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

Darwin Deez's sophomore record, Songs For Imaginative People is one that will get Deez's listeners thinking about life beyond the beat; of his music, and beyond what one might accept as the natural rhythm of life.

2012: The Year of 'Call Me Maybe'

Leonard Friend | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Leonard Friend

This was the first year in a long time that I bought and liked a LOT of records. There are so many to choose from! That being said, when somebody asks you what your favorite piece of music was in 2012, there is only one correct answer: "Call Me Maybe."

LISTEN: The Year's Hottest Songs -- Mashed-Up

Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

He has done it again: DJ Earworm has mashed up the year's hottest pop tracks into an extremely listenable four-minute song. All the usual suspects ...

LISTEN: 'SpaceJam' Meets 'Gangnam Style'

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

A '90s classic has met its modern match, and it is a pretty infectious mix -- ideal for a little horse-riding choreo or basketball warmups with the Mo...

Ke$ha Wants To Be A Gay Man: 'They're Just Really Magical People'

Posted 12.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Ke$ha has a "magical" wish this holiday season: she wants to be a gay man. The pop star, whose single "We R Who We R" has become an anthem for the...

Christina Aguilera Wants To Duet With Justin Bieber

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber may soon be leaving his duet partner Nicki Minaj behind -- at least if Christina Aguilera has her way. The singer and "The Voice" ju...