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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...

Scientists Point To Big Change In Pop Music

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Science

By Helen Lee Lin We blast the upbeat tunes for parties and workouts at the gym, and we save the low-key ballads for romantic or pensive moments. It...

Conversations With Keith Harkin and The Pines, Plus Larry and His Flask's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Hit Songwriter Allee Willis Celebrates Her Life & Music in Badeya, Baby!

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Grammy winning songwriting machine, Allee Willis, composer of dozens of musical favorites spanning nearly 40 years of pop culture will be performing her acclaimed multi-media, hit-packed spectacular, Badeya, Baby! for two nights.

The Best Day Of Ke$ha's Life

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment

Working with Iggy Pop has proven to be more than just a memorable experience for glitter goddess Ke$ha. The singer collaborated with the ex-Stooge...

Catching Up With SSION's Cody Critcheloe

Alex Jeffries | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment
Alex Jeffries

SSION's sound is sultry pop with a disco backbone, led by Cody's sincere, controlled vocals. It is easy to dance along with, and because the music tends towards encouraging, the dance is positive, bordering liberating.

Cher's Single Leaks, Angering Singer

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.22.2012 | Entertainment

A Michigan club got its hands on Cher's new single "Woman's World" and she isn't pleased about it. The singer took to Twitter this weekend to shar...

Cee Lo Green & The Muppets Celebrate Christmas On New Song

TheBoomBox.com | Caitlin White | Posted 10.22.2012 | Entertainment

After breaking out with a single whose chorus contained an expletive, CeeLo Green has decided to go more of a family-friendly route with the release o...

What Carly Rae Jepsen & Pink Can Teach Us About Love

Slate | Posted 10.22.2012 | Women

Carly Rae Jepsen went from Canadian Idol also-ran to bearer of the summer-anthem torch with the instacrush chronicle "Call Me Maybe," a sprightly, spu...

Girls Aloud Are Returning To The Stage In February

AP | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Girls Aloud are back together and hitting the road. The British five-part girl group announced at a London news conference Friday they...

Italian Pop Star Tries on a New York State of Mind

Marty Lipp | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

After 25 years at the top of the Italian charts, the stadium-filling singer-songwriter Lorenzo "Jovanotti" Cherubini has moved to New York City to try on a new life, to jar his music-mad mind into seeing things anew.

Did the New OneRepublic Song Rip Off Florence + the Machine?

Nico Lang | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

No one would credit Top 40 for being innovative, but there's a difference between "everything on the radio sounds the same" and "beyotch stole my track." Ryan Tedder's rampant recycling sends a bad message about being successful in the music industry.

Usher Tackles His Past And A Glass Wall In His 'Numb' Video

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.12.2012 | Entertainment

Usher has proven his dedication to dance and documenting his past in the new video for "Numb," the third single from Usher's album "Looking 4 Myself."...

Pathways of Connectivity

Laurence Boschetto | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Laurence Boschetto

It seems like a no-brainer to include diverse stars and songs that cross cultures and generations in ads. With the shifts we are seeing in our country, using diverse talent is more important than ever.

Justin Timberlake Reportedly Working On New Music

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment

Yes, we've heard rumors of a new Justin Timberlake album before. But maybe a pop music miracle has occurred and J.T. has decided to shine his musical ...

Do You Promise to Keep the Dirty Little Secret of My Daily Workouts?

Gregg McBride | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

One thing still frightens me to this day. Something that, if revealed, would absolutely get me into trouble with my current gym's hardcore clientele. And that, my friends, is what I'm about to confess... My iPod has a few Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana tunes on it.

A Unique Sound Sets ZZ Ward Apart

Dyana Posner | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dyana Posner

I do not think it's unfair to say that most of today's most popular music all sounds the same, because it does. The music industry desperately needs someone to stir things up. We need an original sound. Enter ZZ Ward.

Top 40 Addicts: Hooked on Pop

Sacha Z. Scoblic | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Sacha Z. Scoblic

Of course, fast major-key songs are not necessarily happy. And complex minor-key songs are not necessarily brooding and intelligent. But -- ha! -- it might take eight seconds to figure that out. And who has the time?