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Conversations With Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins and City Under Siege's John Wittlinger

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I feel like your new album, A Dotted Line, is like Nickel Creek 3.0, skipping right by 2.0. What in the world happened here, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek?

Here's A Show With A Lotta Rock History You Won't Want To Miss

Pat Gallagher | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Picture it. It's December 4, 1956. The place: Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis, TN. The 'Father of Rock 'n' Roll,' Sam Phillips, who discovered all four musical icons, unite Elvis, Jerry Lee, Carl and Johnny for an impromptu recording session that is now labeled 'one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions of all time.'

Late Bluesman Remembered By Friends

Commercial Appeal | Bob Mehr | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

It was not one, but a multitude of Bobby "Blue" Blands who were hailed and mourned during funeral services at First Baptist Church -- Broad on Thursda...

Blues Legend Dies At 83

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

GRENADA, Miss. — Bobby "Blue" Bland, a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in songs such as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "...

Latin Boogaloo with DJ Turmix, Plus Chatting with Fanfarlo's Leon Beckenham, Dwight Twilley and Terence P. Minogue

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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WATCH: Man Rescued From East River After DIY Raft Fails

Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

Emergency responders rescued a teen stranded in the East River Thursday night after his homemade raft deflated. Firefighters received a call at abo...

Michael Jackson's "The Immortal Megamix," Plus Chatting With Chris Isaak and Phil Manzanera

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've made a lot of records because that's what I do, and I've listened to a lot of records, and I have to tell you the truth--it wouldn't have mattered if The Beatles had recorded "A Hard Day's Night" on Silly Putty. It would have sounded good."

Million Dollar Quartet: A Trip Inside Rock History

Danny Groner | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

This story about four rock n' roll legends is really a story about the record company, Sun Records, that launched their careers. Nevertheless, it's the music here that really tells the story.

Five New Albums Well Worth Lifting Your Personal Debt Ceiling For

David Wild | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

As the album creeps ever closer to technical extinction as an ongoing artform, I remain profoundly moved by the sight and sound of so many sparks of musical life to be heard all along the watchtower.

Reveling In The Gray With Christian Musician Sam Phillips

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Under her given name, Leslie Phillips sang about being "black and white in a grey world," where she didn't fit. But looking back, perhaps the lady hath protested too much.

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Happy Birthday, Elvis

Noah St. John | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Noah St. John

On October 3, 1945, a ten-year-old boy stood onstage at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show talent contest. He was dressed as a cowboy, but he didn't like singing in public -- he was too shy.

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.