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Ralph Stanley

Sunday Evening Service With the People's Reverend: Ralph Stanley

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

As though headlining the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, Dr. Stanley was both the bandleader and narrator for the night, momentarily converting City Winery into a 21st Century urban vaudeville stage.

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor Challenger Wayne Powell To Campaign With Bluegrass Icon Ralph Stanley

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic hopeful Wayne Powell has a tough fight ahead of him trying to unseat Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), so he's calling in the b...

Dark Clouds and Silver Linings for Silver-haired Boomers

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

For millions of boomers passing from 50-something to 60-something, day-to-day life begins to seem like a series of small humiliations.

9-Year-Old Is Out To Be The Best Banjo Player Ever

Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

The Mizzone family has three talented sons and a clear star player -- 9-year-old Jonny Mizzone, who looks like a Newsie and rocks the banjo like he's ...

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Beyonce's baby bump is speaking louder than any of the new releases this month. So while we wait for the flood of fall albums to descend next week, I want to spend this week playing five records that got by me earlier in the year.

Hymns, Harrows, Harvests & More: Chatting with John Hiatt, Gillian Welch and Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.

Hooked On Virginia's Crooked Road

Lea Lane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner.

"The Rising" : An Uplifting Playlist for All the Miners in Chile

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

As a rule, songs about miners haven't generally been as upbeat as the news we are watching now on CNN. So here's a largely uplifting playlist for all the miners in Chile, and all the people who love them.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 1)

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Here are the first of two offerings of some current inspirations for cheer. If you've been laid off, Madeoff-ed, or you just plain need a lift during a tough holiday season, check these out.