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From Fillmore East To The Moon: Chats with ABB's Jaimoe, CPD's Steve Perry, POTM's Sam & Barry Shear and Cris Cab...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jaimoe: You go in, and it's "Hey man, I've got this song, let's try it here. I heard it on the radio the other day and it goes similar to this." [hums tune] You relate to that like bouncing a ball against the wall. The ball comes back, but it's not going to come straight back at you

Move Over Sam! Play It Again, Richard Glazier!

Peter Mac | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

I was nonplussed watching much of the 86th Annual Academy Awards celebration on CBS earlier this month. Perhaps I went in with too high of expectation...

PHOTOS: 15 Stars Who Started Their Careers At The Apollo

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers' careers through the year...

Harlem's Apollo Theater Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Ted Fox | Posted 03.28.2014 | New York
Ted Fox

At a time when "downtown" white venues were off limits to blacks, the Apollo certified success for African-American performers. And it has been at the forefront of the latest trends in the black community.

Former Sinatra Haunt Gets A Second Shot

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 09.09.2013 | Los Angeles

RENO, Nev. -- A Lake Tahoe resort once owned by Frank Sinatra and frequented by his Rat Pack buddies is about to undergo a major makeover. The Cal Ne...

11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Jewish

Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

Lenny Kravitz, Sammy Davis Jr. and Drake--oy! Not only have these three entertainers broken hearts and topped the charts, they're also part of God's c...

Thoughts on the March on Washington From Sammy Davis, Jr.

Burt Boyar | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Burt Boyar

I was privileged to meet Sammy Davis, Jr. in the mid 1950s and had a friendship that deepened over the years until his death in 1990. Below, in his own words, are Sammy's recollection of that momentous day in Washington.

Russ Tamblyn, Child Star of Gun Crazy, Featured on Film Preservation Festival Opening Night

Debra Levine | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

A restored print of the soul-throttling film-noir, which concerns an outlaw couple who bond over their mutual affection for artillery, provided a jangling opening night choice for UCLA Festival of Preservation 2013.

Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.08.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Jewish

Posted 12.18.2012 | Black Voices

What do Drake, Sammy Davis Jr. and Adam Sandler have in common? These three men share more than just fame and good looks, they're also part of God's c...

From Miami Beach to Tampa, 40 Years of Fear and Loathing Democracy

Will Bunch | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

The notion of debating policy in the public forum of a convention became a quaint relic of the era before television and before the Vince Lombardiazation of American politics, before winning wasn't everything but the only thing.

National Tap Dance Day: Show Us Your Moves

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 05.25.2012 | Home

Today marks the 22nd annual National Tap Dance Day, as well as the 134th birthday of tap dancing legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. In fact, May 25th w...

Music Producer Rocks Old-School In Digital Era (PHOTOS)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Alexandra Holzer

'Play' your dues Music Producer Shelly Liebowitz knows music and music knows him. There is nothing auto-tuned about this man what-so-ever.

10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Jewish

Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices

What do Drake, Sammy Davis Jr. and Adam Sandler have in common? These three men share more than just fame and good looks, they're also part of God's c...

WATCH: Did Billy Crystal Go Too Far?

AP | By JAKE COYLE | Posted 04.27.2012 | Black Voices

-- Some are questioning Billy Crystal's impression of Sammy Davis Jr. in his opening number as Oscar host. As part of Crystal's opening montage, he ...

Jeff Lorber Fusion's Exclusive Download, Plus Chatting With Chicago's Lee Loughnane and JB Baretsky

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Come January 31, 2012, Jeff Lorber Fusion's Galaxy album will hit the streets. Here's a taste of the album, a track titled "Horace," that's an exclusive download for readers of The Huffington Post.

Hollywood Occupying Hope

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Brent Budowsky

Find me a few stars of stage, screen and song with the principle and courage that Frank Sinatra showed when he stood up for his brother Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1950's and you can change the world and help end this cold season of hardship and discontent.

Fishin' in the Dark: Chattin' With The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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He Named It "Grammy": A Conversation With Hunter & Stan Freberg, Plus New Robert Johnson Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-02-18-m.jpgStan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.

Ben Vereen Reflects on His Career Before Playing the Town Hall

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It seems fitting that Ben Vereen's performance debut at New York's The Town Hall is taking place as lawmakers in Washington are debating the issue of federally funded arts programs.

The Same 100 People

Howard Kissel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Howard Kissel

It is often said that there are only one hundred people in New York. Meaning in any field you inhabit, there seem to be no more than one hundred people that you run into all the time.

Dog Ears Music: The Gift List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

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Music to My Ears: The Rat Pack is Back!

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Renee

Eugene Cole, Roman Palacios, and Daniel Hendricks are accomplished artists individually, but the energy they bring to the stage as a trio is unmistakably magic.

America's Cheesiest Charttoppers

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Revisiting some of the greatest records that never made the pop charts here and here was a heavenly experience. But like so many of life's pleasures, ...

Cal Neva Casino CLOSED: Rat Pack Era Casino Was Owned By Frank Sinatra

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

RENO, Nev. — Before the Las Vegas Strip ruled the gambling world, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. helped make the Cal Neva Lodge ...