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Songwriters Hall of Fame

Huge Honor For Famed Songwriters

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Writing duo Gamble and Huff will receive the Johnny Mercer award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. The organization announc...

New Class Of Songwriters Honored

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight ...

Rock For The Rising Sun: Conversations with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Plus Director Casey Patrick Tebo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

Caricature and Beauty...

Ken Fallin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

When I first became aware of caricature, which was mostly from those wonderful Warner Brothers cartoons from the 1930s and '40s, I didn't always know who the caricature subjects were. I was fascinated by the fact that real live humans were being shown as cartoons.

'We're OK'

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson de...

A Big Honor For Katy Perry's Songwriter

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Benny Blanco, who has co-written and co-produced hits like Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," is gettin...

Riding Into The Record Books

AP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Berry Gordy will be honored at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala. The organization announced Tuesday that the Motown founder will...

Neil LaBute's The Heart of the Matter to Benefit MCC Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Neil LaBute's three one-acters in The Heart of the Matter at the Lucille Lortel Theater, benefits the MCC Theater. The actors have to figure out what's happening, and that changes every night.

Jimmy Webb: Still Making the Music That Will Likely Last Forever

Ellen Sterling | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

"Music," Jimmy Webb says firmly, "can save the world. It already has done so more than once. It will do so again. But, we have to save the music."

Van Hunt's Free "June" Download, Plus Chatting with Steve Cropper and Gomez's Tom Gray

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Van Hunt makes his return this week with the online premiere of "June," his first new music in more than three years. "June" heralds the release of Hunt's new album, what were you hoping for?

Donnie Kirshner: Music, Basketball and the Manhattan Phone Book

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Success in the music business requires a certain self-promotional flair. But Don Kirshner, who died at 76 of heart failure on Martin Luther King Day, ...

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Finds a Home

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most songwriters, even successful ones, toil alone or with a single collaborator. To call them unsung would be oxymoronic, but with a few exceptions t...

Taylor Swift Getting Honored By Hall Of Fame At Just 20

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — She's only 20, but Taylor Swift is getting in the hall of fame. The country starlet will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the ...

Taylor Swift Songwriters Hall of Fame Look: Hit Or Miss? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Taylor Swift attended the 41st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony in NYC on Thursday night, wearing a pair of shoes that made us nervous: sky-hi...

Never Been Gone: A Conversation With Carly Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In this interview, Carly talks candidly about her new "unplugged" album Never Been Gone, recent projects, her family, an Elton John non-adventure and much more.

HuffPost Review: Daughtry - Leave This Town

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The album still kicks its multi-hit, multi-platinum predecessor's ass, alternating between big guitar'd, Creed-inspired grunge-a-longs and country-bred, beer hall breakup ballads across its twelve powerful tracks.