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Carlos Santana Rocks New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 1

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival day one wrapped with a combination of die-hard Carlos Santana fans one of which is festival Executive Producer Quint Davis who ended up playing maracas with the band.

Folk Heroes Evolve On New Album

AP | RON HARRIS | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

-- "Magpie and the Dandelion," The Avett Brothers (American) The evolving definition of folk music currently carries a little bit of rock, a little ...

Conversations With Mark Knopfler, James Blunt and The 5 Browns, Galen Hawthorne's Control Review, Plus Damien Escobar, Piers Faccini and Fink Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

Newly Single Seth Avett Dating 'Dexter' Star

Posted 06.12.2013 | Celebrity

Well, THAT was fast. A day after announcing his separation from wife Susan, rumor has it Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers is already romancing a n...

Giving Presence

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

Life is short -- disease or no disease. So, in this time of splendor, joy and stress, my wish for all of you this season is that you give yourself the greatest gift of all -- give yourself a little presence.

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

Legendary Giveback: A Conversation With Seth Avett, Plus Chats with Duran Duran's Roger Taylor and Mary Frisbie Wood and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The song "Suspicious" is about having suspicions about your lover cheating on you, about having that feeling you can't quite put your finger on, but you know it's happening. Oh, and it's happening alright... it's happening.

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.

The English Beat's Audio Exclusive, Plus Conversations With Cory Chisel and Introducing Little Ruckus' Dominic Rabalais

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki Rocks Out

Posted 06.10.2012 | Sports

Dirk Nowitzki seems to have a lot of time on his hands since the Oklahoma City Thunder swept his Mavericks in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs...

John Mayer & Martin Guitar: Chats With Chris Martin & Fred Greene, Plus Chatting With Alyssa Graham (Video Exclusives)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here Fred Greene goes into Martin's new John Mayer Signature Guitar and explains what it is that separates it from all others.

FringeFest NYC Finale - Fun "Pear" and Great "Mountain"

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

FringeFest NYC is winding up its encore series of the most acclaimed shows from the festival. That gave me a chance to catch up with two treats that h...

A Visit to My Back Porch: Seth Avett

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.13.2011 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

I've written about the Avett Brothers before, so y'all know I love them (not like I want to marry them or anything -- musical love). They are unlike anything I've ever seen before. Energetic. Powerful. Fun!

5 Bands That Are Reviving "Bluegrass"

Justin Cox | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Justin Cox

There's no denying that a bluegrass-influenced movement is taking place right now. Here are some bands to check out. Feel free to offer up your own style classifications if you'd like.

CDs Of The Week: Ladysmith Black Mambazo and David Wax Museum

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Album sales may be slower than ever, but there's more great music out there than ever before -- and you can check it out more easily than ever. So eve...

If Not for Bob: A Playlist for Bob Dylan at the Grammy Awards

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Once I wrote liner notes for one of Dylan's albums, and he very politely asked me not to use "any adjectives."

Backstage at the Grammys: From Bob to Bruno, Babs to Bieber

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Deep, deep down in our secretly shallow places, we all know the ultimate truth -- that award shows really are better than life.

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Top 21 Albums & Tracks of 2010 -- What Are Yours?

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

2010-12-21-blackkeys.jpgHere are my top 21 fave raves of 2010. In no particular order.

"Touch Me": A Pardoning Playlist For Jim Morrison & Charlie Crist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 117

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

This week in the column, we have music by Field Music, Max Richter, Erykah Badu, Jeremy Lister, and more.

Let Us Now Give Thanks for These Bands Below the Top 40 Radar

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Let's be honest: it's tough for all of you musicians out there to get any attention these days. There's no room for you on MTV. There's no room for yo...

Everyone's a Critic: The Top 10 Albums of 2009

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Sweeney

Psst! The hip-hop album of the year comes from a little-known, free-love-loving quartet of two women and two men out of Orlando. Believe it!

HuffPost Reviews: Beyonce, Rihanna, Buddy Holly, The Doors, Susan Boyle, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Beyoncé's I Am...Yours is a satisfying decade-and-then-some retrospective that reveals the artist's interesting back story with a personal warmth not always emphasized by our current cast of pop stars.

The Only Best Albums of the Year List That Really Matters

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is my cheap gift to all of you: my personal Top Ten Albums of the Year list -- based on my mood today -- as well a few other stray merry musical musings as stocking stuffers.