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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...

The Muse That Roars

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

If music can indeed somehow lead a culture in certain directions, we should be able to find some evidence for that. Let's consider the history of American Music in the last century.

Donna Summer and Robin Gibb: Their Music Legacy Beyond Disco

Mona Elyafi | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mona Elyafi

To many they were just "has-beens" -- that is until their deaths revived their prestigious status. And that's just it! Why do we always wait for artists to die to elevate them to their deserved level of "legends" when they had long earned the title while still alive?

The Last Dance: Donna Summer (1948-2012)

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

All she asked "is that you dance with me," and dance we did. Donna Summer, the voice of an era, gone at 63.

What Happened to the Generation Gap?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Why are teenagers listening to music that their parents were dancing to 25 years ago instead of rebelling against it? When I was 13, I may have had some knowledge of pop stars from a quarter century earlier, but I certainly didn't like any of their music.

NoJazzFest for Old Men

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Of the approximately 24 groups highlighted on the festival's homepage, there is only one serious mainstream jazz artist (Herbie Hancock) and two traditional jazz groups.

Ode to the Catchy Pop-Song -- Parody of "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson

Adam Wright | Posted 06.30.2012 | Comedy
Adam Wright

Pop-songs are notoriously catchy. So I've decided to show how a pop-song can ruined a young-man's life in the only way I found appropriate... parody style!

Why Can't Jessie J Be Bi?

Amy Andre | Posted 06.25.2012 | Celebrity
Amy Andre

Singer Jessie J is in the news because of her sexuality again. But this time, it's not because of something the bi artist has done. It's because of something an unofficial biographer says she hasn't done. And that thing is: have sex with men.

Jessie J. Slams Lesbian Rumors Made In New Biography

Posted 04.19.2012 | Gay Voices

British pop star Jessie J is fighting back against accusations that she was forced to claim she is bisexual rather than a lesbian in an effort to main...

An Exclusive Gotye Interview

Michael Martin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Martin

Based on the success of his single "Somebody That I Used To Know," multi-instrumentalist Gotye has been gaining a great deal of momentum around the world. Not bad for a guy who didn't speak a stitch of English until the age of 6 or so.

Celebrity Collector: MANIKA

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.10.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Eighteen-year-old music sensation MANIKA has found a way to make it as a Top 40 SonyRed pop artist and travel the country promoting her music. But she still squeezes in time to search for her favorite collectible: miniature teddy bears.

R&B Star Cassie Moves Past 'Me & U' With New Single

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

From her club-friendly roots, Cassie's moved through pop and hip hop, as she struggled to find her musical identity. Here she shares thoughts on the new album, and how -- after an extended time away -- she plans to re-establish herself.

19 Laughable Lines From Nicki's Album

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

Nicki Minaj's latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, hits stores in the U.S. on Tuesday. To prepare our readers for the album (which is not gettin...