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Rupert Holmes

From Guardians Of The Galaxy To The Mystery Of Edwin Drood And Way Beyond: A Conversation with THE Rupert Holmes... Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rupert Holmes: Well, it's reassuring to know that Phase Three of my Ninety-Year Plan for "The Pina Colada Song" has happened precisely as I planned it. But of course, my life won't be complete until I achieve Phase Four.

Aisle View: Time to Kill on Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The final 20 minutes of the courtroom drama A Time to Kill provide crackling theatrics, as idealistic folksy small-town lawyer Sebastian Arcelus goes up against slimily wily district attorney (and governor-nominee) Patrick Page. Unfortunately, those 20 minutes of high drama come after two full hours of lumbering storytelling.

A Different Time: A Conversation With John Medeski, Chatting With 2Cellos, and Thom Chacon's "Chasing The Pain" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Singer-songwriter Thom Chacon has elevated his poignant Americana sound alongside that of John Prine, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark, to name but three. Like Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl ballads, Chacon's characters face hard times and desperation.

A Conversation With Betty Buckley

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

For Buckley playing a female impersonator in Drood was pivotal. Not only did she earn a tony award, the part would lead to a longstanding fascination with singing classic standards that were written for men.

'Tis the Season: Chatting With Scotty McCreery, Rita Coolidge and Tom Keifer, Plus Slam Dunk's "Fantasy" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I enjoy getting out in front of the crowds every single night, I enjoy seeing their faces light up and having a good time out there and seeing the smiles on their faces. That's what gives me a thrill now, just getting up there for the live action and just performing."

Release Me Frees Fascinating Music from Barbra Streisand's Vault

Paul Katz | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

It's very clever that Barbra Streisand's "new" album, Release Me opens with a song called "Being Good Isn't Good Enough", as most of this collection is material that Streisand deemed "good, but not good enough" for placement on the respective albums they were recorded for.

A Mysterious Return

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The timeless Chita Rivera is returning to Broadway in a murder whodunit musical that's perfect for this new age: It's interactive. R...

"Midnight Blue" & Beyond: A Conversation With Melissa Manchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"One of the things that I learned from Paul Simon's class is that all the stories have been told, it's the way you tell that story that's your thumbprint. That's really the job of the writer."

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

Dukes of September, McCartney's Guitarist & An Australian's Tourabout: Conversations With Michael McDonald, Brian Ray, and Xavier Rudd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to singer Michael McDonald, "I remember thinking, 'God, why [is Motown] asking me to do this?' At the same time, I wanted so badly to do it and I wouldn't allow myself to say no."

Self-Aware With Self-Esteem: Week 12 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

I couldn't handle seeing affection between men without feeling extreme lack, jealousy and envy. All it did was make me want whatever they had right now! The only way I knew to get it, and fast, was through sex.

'Sherlockian': Graham Moore's Debut Mystery On The Central Mystery Of Conan Doyle's Life (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What would Sherlock Holmes do? It's the question asked by the main character of "The Sherlockian" while he paces a crime scene: In December 1893, She...

New Tunes On Monday: Little Walter, Prince, James Taylor, John Wesley Harding, Paul Carrack, and Matthew Barber

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Blues harmonica player and singer Little Walter died over forty years ago, but his influences still can be heard in many blues-rock recordings that employ the instrument.

HuffPost Reviews: U2 No Line On The Horizon / Chris Cornell Scream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

If you were expecting another All That You Can't Leave Behind or How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Part II, forget it. U2 is back to experimenting.