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What Are Some Major Differences Between the K-Pop Industry and the American Pop Industry?

Quora | Posted 10.21.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Christine Choi 1. Kids are trained, molded - effectively made into K-Pop Stars, and no one bats an e...

Whitney Houston's Pained and Persistent Dignity Sparkles on "His Eye Is on the Sparrow"

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

With Sparkle and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," Whitney Houston may not have regained her voice, but she reclaimed her gospel youth, her class and an appearance of pained but persistent dignity.

A First Look at the New Dandy Warhols Video "Alternative Power to the People"

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

It's a blistering sensory assault with a rather unique conceit: old-school record scratching serving as a de facto vocal melody.

Mika Comes Out: 'If You Ask Me Am I Gay, I Say Yeah'

Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices

He's avoided questions about his personal life for years, but now, British pop singer Mika is going public about his sexuality in a new interview. ...

Pop Music Is Too Loud And All Sounds The Same: Official

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

LONDON (Reuters) - Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35, scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound...

Starshell: Light, Liberation and Suicide Prevention

Charles Howard | Posted 09.22.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

Can pop music be soulful? I suppose it all depends on where it comes from - and for what purpose it is created. Starshell's music comes from a place deep within and from a time long ago.

Madonna's 'Gang Bang' and the Double Standard Female and Male Performers Face

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Patricia Leavy, PhD

I couldn't care less what costumes the Madonna sports in order to get our attention but I think we should call her out on her exploitation of domestic violence.

Who's Really on Top? Rihanna, Nicki, Britney or Lady Gaga? (Slideshow)

Steve Harmon | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

2012-07-11-Screenshot20120711at8.33.36AM.pngWith so many pop divas strutting their feathers, wearing and saying outrageous things, it's time to strip away the noise and focus on the one thing that matters: the music.

Top 10 Pop Songs Secretly About God

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Sure, pop music seems to have little in the way of ... umm ... depth. The question is whether God is present even in what can seem to be vacuously superficial. Can what initially appears to be a cheesy song be a way to imagine God singing sweet nothings to you?

My Long-Overdue Love Letter to Leonard Cohen

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

It is now 2012, and Leonard Cohen is yet again going out on tour. I have not again seen him since that last day, in 1988, in Athens, but I know he remains very much the same man I met, and hung out with, for three days so very long ago, when we were both so very much younger.

The Philosopher Who Indirectly Influenced Music and Pop Culture

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

What most people, and even most musicians, don't realize is that Nietzsche coined what can be considered one of the most used phrases in music and even society.

Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 06.25.2012 | Black Voices

Three years ago America lost its celebrated King of Pop. It seems like only yesterday a little boy from Gary, Indiana stole our hearts with a smil...

Happy 59th Birthday, Cyndi Lauper!

Posted 06.22.2012 | Gay Voices

With her iconic style and impeccable musicianship, Cyndi Lauper may seem timeless. But the pop diva and all-around humanitarian (not to mention HuffPo...

Music: Tallest Man on Earth Strides Confidently Through New York

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's easy and true to tag Kristian Mattson with the Dylan-esque tag. But this isn't the Dylan of worldly affairs, but the romantic, funny Dylan, the one who can savor love but knows it's slipping away even as he's enjoying it.

So Lady Gaga's Not Madonna, but Is She the Lost Star?

Roxane Assaf | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf

Some of the world's heaviest thinkers on faith and history infuse this topic with a gravitas worthy of all the effort. The question is which flavor of Mary Magdalene you like best.

WATCH: Meet Japan's 60 Person Pop Music Army

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment

TOKYO — AKB48 is not exactly a band. It's an army of girls-next-door, ranked by its fans, and after taking Japan by storm it's getting ready to ...

Paul Simon's Graceland Turns 25 -- Part Two: The Cultural Impact

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Graceland took world music to another level, turning some acts on the album into international superstars, expanding everyone's appreciation for world music, and establishing sampling as another way of building on what's come before.

Music: Paul Simon's Graceland Turns 25 as Influential (and Fun) as Ever

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I am NOT a fan of bulky boxed sets, whether it's music, TV shows, or movies. I often wonder if the people who design them ever bring these things home. Where do they put them? But when it arrived in the mail, I have to admit I broke into a grin.

Vampires, Werewolves, Fairy Tales & Succubi

Miller Hudson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Denver
Miller Hudson

Recent TV programming and box office blockbusters show a land office business underway in fantasy. There has to be some correspondence between the tenor of 21st century American life and this public fascination with entirely fictional worlds.

Golden Age or Gilded Cage?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

The Golden Age of any style is both a blessing and a curse, but for pop music in particular, escape is very difficult.

Why Has There Been Such a Decline in the Quality of Popular Music?

Quora | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Benjamin Moshe, Product Manager for IMDb Kind of a strange question. Decline in the quality of popu...

Madonna Looks Fierce As She Kicks Off Tour In Israel

AOL Music | Contessa Gayles | Posted 06.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Madonna kicked off her highly anticipated MDNA world tour last night (May 31) in Tel Aviv, Israel, and photographer Guy Prives was on the scene to cap...

Adam Lambert Gets the Christian Music Critic Treatment

Jim David | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment
Jim David

If audiences only chose entertainment based on Plugged In's reviews over the last couple of years, they would have gone to see The Blind Side and a couple of Pixar movies, with the advisory that cars don't actually talk, since that would be witchcraft.

PHOTO: Can You Spot An Obama?

Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment

First daughter Malia Obama took in some boy band goodness on Thursday night, stopping by a One Direction in Fairfax, Virginia. The 13-year-old appeare...

WATCH: Kylie Looks Smokin' Hot In New Music Video

Posted 05.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Nothing says summer quite like a hot dance track -- and leave it to Kylie Minogue to kick off our season with a sizzling new single! The Aussie sup...