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Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."

Chatting with Booker T. Jones and Anton Fig, The Young Presidents at Alzheimer's Benefit, and Leerone and Rainbow Chan Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover, Adam Ezra and others will perform with The Young Presidents on July 25th at New York's The Cutting Room. Anton Fig talks about the event and more in the below interview.

Magnetic: Chatting with Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, Plus Daft Punk Meets Loverboy, and Exclusives from The Rides and The Slants

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On the trio's attack of "Search And Destroy," Kenny Wayne Shepherd says, "When Jerry brought it in as a possibility I thought it would end up being cool and basically sold Stephen and Barry on it based on the energy level and intensity.

Conversations With Marshall Chapman and Petula Clark, Plus Exclusives from The Rides and The Doobie Brothers, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For those wondering what the heck Stephen Stills has been doing lately, he's got an extensive box set and a new project co-starring Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Chicago blues-o-phile Barry Goldberg. Here is an exclusive from their album Can't Get Enough.

Have Harmony, Will Travel: A Conversation With Carla Olson, Plus a Koji and Run For Cover Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's a double-edged sword being a new artist. You have all the freshness and you can bring something completely unseen to the forefront if you mange to get your stuff out. My suggestion is just to follow your heart and not try to be anybody else."

Road to Forever: A Conversation With Don Felder, Plus Spin Doctors' 'About a Train' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The song "About A Train" is about to be released on the new Spin Doctors' blues-rock CD, If The River Was Whiskey. The album comes out April 30th.

Dog Ears Music: Born in January Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Allen Toussaint, Philip Glass, Elvis Presley, Justin Timberlake, Stephen Stills, Sade, Max Roach and more.

Amazing Playlists From A Legend Who Worked With Dylan And The Stones

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Al Kooper was like a sonic roommate during my freshman year at a small university in a Pennsylvania town with a population under 5,000. My actual roommate was a very nice guy who never said anything. Meaningful contact with attractive females was out of the question for a shy frosh, so I spent my free hours under the headphones with the Blues Project, of which he was a key member.

Keb' Mo's "...Enchilada," Plus Chats with Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Alex Miller, Flogging Molly's Dave King, and Lindi Ortega

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here the dynamic duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks chat with me about their debut album Revelator.

Paradise

Judy Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Judy Collins

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Hardcore Punk Band 'Cipher' Writes A Protest Song For This Generation

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Stepanian

When governments go bad, art gets good. Cipher's musical aggression is more than an outlet for their fan's frustration; it's also a call to action.

A Postcard From California: A Conversation with The Beach Boys' Al Jardine

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In his new album, Al Jardine says that "the first set of songs is segued to appear united with one another so they tell a story. I love stories, we all do. We love that beginning, middle, and end kind of thing. It's just charming."

Paradise & Little Vigils: Conversations with Judy Collins and That Guy Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins discusses her new album, which includes a song about 9/11 and a duet recorded with Joan Baez, and what it's like to have the President of the United States name his child after your record.

"Funny How Time Slips Away": A Playlist For Conan O'Brien

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Coco at 11:00 sounds cozy, doesn't it? Here's a playlist for Conan and company in their nice, new late night cable home.

HuffPost Reviews: Alice In Chains, Rosanne Cash, Kiss, and more, plus a Brandi Carlile Interview, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Layne Staley's death, Alice In Chains was all but done. But fourteen years later, here we are with something that sounds a lot like what the group would have had they returned to the studio a couple years later.

Compact Reviews Of This Week's Compact Discs, For Those Who Still Care #4

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Reviewed: The Beastie Boys, Harry Connick, Jr., Eddie & the Hot Rods, David Gray, Manassas, Monsters of Folk, Pearl Jam.

Fan-Funding With Jonah Smith, Plus Chris Bell, Stephen Stills, and Manassas Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

While most of his contemporaries have the fantasy of signing the bottom line of a label contract, Jonah Smith has rejected a record company's offer instead.

HuffPost Review: Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In the world of box sets, it would be impossible to find something better than Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972).

Why Are Gay Marriage Advocates Not Defending Polyamory?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Stranahan

I'm in favor of real marriage equality. Love the one you're with -- love the two or more you're with, if you can work that out. Marry them if you're into that kind of thing.

Reflections on Graham Nash's Reflections Box Set

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Nash's trademark high harmony vocals and impressive writing talents fluidly traverse the box set's newly-mastered, 64 tracks with career highlights... and remixes galore.

Autism Spectrum Disorders A Focus Of HBO Special

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

According to the Center for Disease Control in 2007, autism affects 1 out of every 150 children, up from 1 out of every 10,000 in 1980.