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Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Destani Wolf

When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.

Behind the Scenes With Singer-Songwriter, Macy Gray

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.06.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

When I sat down with singer-songwriter Macy Gray in the private Barrel Room of City Winery just before her performance there, I was reminded of what it means to be a one-of-a-kind.

Tea and Conversation with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.26.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Contrary to most things that I have read or seen, the Billy Corgan I encountered on September 17th was warm, personable, and very thoughtful. It was clear he had spent a lot of time thinking about counter-culture and its mass expectation biases on established art and celebrities.

Chef Jeff Mauro and Singer Phillip Phillips at the Food Network in Concert

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a very fun and off-the-cuff interview, I met with funny man, Jeff Mauro, host of "The Sandwich King" and "The Kitchen," and Phillip Phillips whose platinum album, "The World from the Side of the Moon" sold 9 Million copies after he won the 11th season of American Idol.

10 Rules for Succeeding In Hollywood

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Become the person you have never been. To achieve something you have never achieved, you will have to learn to become the person you have never been. You will have to give up any negative ideas, behavior or friends that are holding you back.

James Brown Biopic: Should Life Stories Really Include Fabricated Incidents?

Charles Thomson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Thomson

It is surely irresponsible to insert significant, fictitious incidents into movies marketed as true stories. Besides which, James Brown's life story was about as dramatic as they come. If you can't turn that into a compelling movie without inventing non-existent shotgun fire, nobody's life story is safe.

Astoria Characters: The Cookie Crooner

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The tiny two-counter store is as unassuming as its owner. The name -- Astoria Bakery -- is plain vanilla; a more pretentious man would have called it Jack's.

Astoria Characters: The Lawyer and the Singer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's music playing when Marc Gross opens the door. Cara Samantha, his wife, is sitting on the sofa. She's not singing, merely speaking softly, but her sultry voice relegates the famous one on the CD to deep background.

Colbie Caillat Surprises Southwest Passengers With a Serenede

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

Imagine wiling away your time on your Southwest flight back home, snacking on peanuts, watching the clouds whiz by, listening to the ding of the seatbelt sign and the whirring of the plane engines, and suddenly, there's an announcement overhead that Colbie Caillat is on board.

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."

WATCH: Rosanne Cash Opens Up About Her Father

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 04.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Rosanne Cash found inspiration for her latest album, "The River & The Thread," during a visit to the childhood home of her father Johnny Cash. The Gra...

The Voice's Audra McLaughlin: 12 Things You Need to Know

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
KnowMore TV

Audra McLaughlin will step on The Voice stage tonight to perform for millions of viewers and superstar judges Blake Shelton (her mentor), Usher, Adam Levine and Shakira as one of the hit show's top 12 finalists.

WATCH: 'Slacker Rock' Songstress Courtney Barnett Takes The HuffPost Live Stage

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett's most recent double EP embodies the spirit of the laid-back "slacker rock" genre, but she's working over...

Remembering Carmen McRae and Her (Nearly Forgotten) Masterpiece

Joseph Vella | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph Vella

Carmen's career spanned from the late 1930s to the early 1990s. She is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. She sang with big bands yet her greatest artistic showcase, in my opinion, was captured in a small group setting.

The Art of Y(vonne) Sangudi: The Next Great Songstress

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Schattner

Exclusive: Yvonne Sangudi is a world-class singer, just ask former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liber...

The American Left Radio Could Use a Right Hook (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

Hook doesn't have to worry ever again; his future success is almost assured. He has a loyal fan base which is growing, not shrinking.

WATCH: Dean Martin's Daughter: 'He Never Wanted Us To Embarrass Him'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

April 5th marks the 40th anniversary of Dean Martin’s last episode of the "Dean Martin Variety Show." His daughter, Deana Martin, shared on HuffPost...

This Little Girl Singing 'Folsom Prison Blues' Has Stolen My Heart

Roadtrippers | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Roadtrippers

Her name is Emi Sunshine and she's just the sweetest thing this side of the Mississippi. Here she is performing Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" at Market Square in Knoxville TN. She's also known to perform her brand of Country Blues at Sweetwater Flea Market in Sweetwater, TN.

Interview With Author of Gay Star Leslie Cheung's Biography

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

"Many young gay men today accuse him of timidity, but I think that is totally unfair. For his day, he was the bravest man in Hong Kong's entertainment world."

The Art of Y: Redefining the Music Industry

Alex Schattner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

On Jan. 30, I spoke with singer/songwriter Lily Virginia. After several years in the making, her self-titled EP is debuting on March 8t...

Jewel: I Was 'Crippled By Agoraphobia'

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher is used to performing in front of large crowds nowadays. But as a teenager starting out in the music ...

Garrett Miller: Chasing His Dreams With Eyes Wide

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Garrett Miller's Rated G Radio is burning up the airwaves every weeknight, covering the latest in news, entertainment, and culture, culminating in a ...