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Musical Ambassador Gabriel Kahane Tells LA Stories

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Taken as a whole, The Ambassador reclaims Los Angeles from Tinseltown stereotypes and celebrates the city's authentic culture while still paying homage to its Hollywood myths.

Your Favorite Indie Songwriter Will Convince You Ballet Can Be Hip

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts

Two young men are pacing between rows of seats at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City's Lincoln Center. The lights are down and an orchestra is...

The Stylistic Wildness of San Fermin

Alex Jeffries | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Jeffries

I caught up with San Fermin's leader Ellis Ludwig-Leone as he was driving north from Los Angeles to San Francisco to talk first tours, the goofy heroics of Victorian romance novels and embracing a stylistic wildness.

Miley Cyrus' Latest Critic

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

Sinead O'Connor isn't the only musician writing open letters to Miley Cyrus. Indie rocker Sufjan Stevens has put words to Tumblr to inform the current...

Vital Signs: Planetarium

David J. Michael | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
David J. Michael

I decided to ease into my classical adventure with the U.S. premiere of Planetarium, a collaboration between Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, and Bryce Dessner, which was playing this past weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The Apocalypse Is Coming, And I Can’t Wait

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

I want to be the kind of person who awaits the end of the world like a little kid waits for Santa Claus. If you have that kind of hope, then the only thing funny about the apocalypse is the idea that anyone could predict when it might happen.

Dog Ears Music: Let It Snow Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Bernard Herrmann & The Symphony Orchestra, Snoop Dogg, Barth, Ron Sexsmith, Wayne Newton, Rogue Wave and more.

10 Great Christmas Albums to Help You Shake the Police State Blues

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

After endless months of being mired in gloom and doom, we now find ourselves just a few weeks away from Christmas, struggling to latch onto that spirit of joy, excitement, innocence, magic and hope we had as children.

Dog Ears Music: Working Class Hero Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, The Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, The Black Eyed Peas and more.

Dog Ears Music: National Meaning of "Is" Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Cowboy Junkies, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Judy Garland, Salt 'N' Pepa, Bob Schneider and more.

Sin in Aurora, Colorado

Michael Pettinger | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

Someone will object that all this talk about sin ignores the obvious fact that someone like James Holmes is plagued by delusions. No doubt, but so are we all. The stone throwing has already begun.

Dog Ears Music: Born in July Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Jack White, Bobbie Gentry, Rufus Wainwright, Buddy Guy (& Junior Wells), Red Sovine and more.

Sufjan Stevens' Planetary Collaboration

Posted 04.02.2012 | Home

Sufjan Stevens, The National's Bryce Dessner and composer Nico Muhly debuted work from their collaborative composition at the MusicNOW Festival in Cin...

Sufjan Stevens' Hip Hop Project Releases First Song

Posted 03.06.2012 | Home

Baroque pop musician Sufjan Stevens has once again lent his unique mastery to the world of hip hop. His newest project s/s/s with Son Lux and rapper S...

BQE To Remain A Big Mess, Probably Forever

Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

There's no money to make significant changes to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, The New York Times reports, and it seems the much-maligned roadway wil...

"Less Than Zero": Playlist for a Painful August Jobs Report

David Wild | Posted 11.02.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a playlist sent out in hopes the president goes bold with his upcoming jobs speech, and that the federal government that we all employ gets out of the business of assured mutual self-destruction.

Adz and Ends: An Interview with Sufjan Stevens

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

I recently spoke with Sufjan Stevens about the Age of Adz concerts, pre-concert Quiet Craft Time, and the prospect of alienating his fans.

Make: Outsider Art and the Blessed Compulsion

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

In Make, directors Scott Ogden and Malcolm Hearn tell four distinctive stories of earnest lives lived on the margins of American society.

Valentine's Day Soundtrack: Top 10 Indie Love Songs

Ben Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ben Lear

We all know that "indie" is a ridiculous name for a music genre. And we all know that Valentine's Day is a ridiculous holiday. Somehow, though, when...

Music I Love Now: My Current Top 10

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

There is not a radio station that plays all the music I love. I dream of having my own radio station one day, so I can share the eclectic selection o...

The Top 10 Alternative Art Songs of 2001-2010

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

With the absurd distinction between serious and non-serious musics largely eradicated, it's time to take stock of some of the best alternative art songs of 2001-2010.

Sufjan Stevens and Vampire Weekend: Indie Holiday Sellouts?

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel J. Kushner

If an indie songwriter licenses his tune to promote the Christmas company line, is he or she out of line? Let's look at two high-profile examples with which to answer this line of questioning.

12 Christmas Music Favorites Performed By Pop Stars, Crooners And Choirs (VIDEOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Some stereos have been locked in on Christmas music since the clean-up of Thanksgiving dinner. Here at Huffpost Religion, we like to wait a while bef...

On the Culture Front: Antony and the Johnsons at Lincoln Center, The Scottsboro Boys, and Terra Andina Wine Dinner at Pure Thai Shophouse

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Photo: Richard Termine When Antony and the Johnsons took the stage Saturday night at Alice Tully Hall shortly after 7:30pm - which is like 5am in ...

Denver's Essential Concert Calendar

Mrs. Tansy Maude Peregrine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mrs. Tansy Maude Peregrine

From the high-energy punk of the Thermals, to the ever-evolving complexity of Sufjan Stevens, to the beachy fun of Best Coast, there will be more than enough treats to go around this week.