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Boomers' First 'Must Have' Christmas Gift: Beatles '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Beatles '65 was the grand finale of our first Beatle year. Next year's grand finale would be the paradigm-shifting Rubber Soul. EMI and Capitol continued the practice of putting out new music in time for holiday gift giving to this very day.

6 Reasons a Beatles-Like Phenomenon Can't Happen Again

Candy Leonard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Candy Leonard

Looking back on this 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, music fans and cultural observers of all ages often ask, "Can anything like the Beatles happen again?" The question itself is somewhat rhetorical and acknowledges the singularity of the Beatles phenomenon.

Ringo Starr: 'Finally,' All Four Beatles Are In The Hall Of Fame

rollingstonelogo | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By ANDY GREENE Ringo Starr first learned he was receiving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's A...

Adrift, Bothered and Bewildered

George Heymont | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The Late Wedding is frequently funny, disturbing, and poignant, but can also be confusing and lack focus. I would, however, urge people to see Chen's play for the opportunity to experience the stunning unit set designed by Melpomene Katakalos.

The Best 2014 Mix by a Chick Who Doesn't Dig 'Chick Music'

Chiara Cortese | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Chiara Cortese

It's 2014. If you're like me, you've probably heard about all you can of the songs Fancy, Chandelier and anything Pitbull. Don't give up though, there is some exceptionally great stuff out there.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Francis Levy | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

here's an inner circle that hangs over all our lives, an inner sanctum to which we will never gain admittance. Of course the oedipal chamber, where the primal scene is enacted is the inner circle which all children are excluded from.

A Father, a Daughter, John Lennon and a Vow

Jere Hester | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jere Hester

Life, as John Lennon told us, is what happens while you're busy making other plans. The same can be said for lessons, which sometimes arrive as unexpected gifts from our beautiful boys -- and girls.

11 Grown-Up Songs To Play When You Can't Listen To 'Frozen' One More Time

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

If the Frozen soundtrack has you thinking about an ice pick to the brain, here's a playlist both you and the kids can love.

Sweet Covers O' Mine: The Top 15 Cover Songs

Chiara Cortese | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Chiara Cortese

There is also something about the old becoming new again for the audience. The mix is comforting, yet has that element of surprise.

Dad's Heartbreaking Rendition Of 'Blackbird' Is A Moment Of Beauty In The Midst Of Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents

This week, a heartbreaking video has touched millions of people all over the world. "Blackbird with Lennon" shows new dad Chris Picco singing The Beat...

Give Peace a Chance: John, Yoko, Canada and the Genesis of Rock & Roll Diplomacy

Hirad Abtahi | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Hirad Abtahi

In 1969, at the intersection of the New Left, Counterculture and Flower Power, popular music's most avant-garde couple, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, launched -- together with Canada -- Rock & Roll diplomacy, amidst wars and revolutions.

How to Find (and Keep) Your Ideal Creative Partner

Carlin Flora | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Carlin Flora

Just as with a romantic or platonic soul mate, finding an ideal creative collaborator is life-altering and enriching, for the pairs and sometimes even for the world at large.

Are The Beatles & Jay Z Really The Biggest Artists In Music History?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment

There are few artists who exist on the same plane as the Beatles, but when it comes to determining the most productive, best-selling musicians, Jay Z ...

Singles Charts and the Battle for Bullets

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the record industry boom of the early 1970s, revenue from album sales was the mother lode. But the most effective way to break a new artist or take an existing act to the next level was the hit single. A single that permeated the nation's airwaves and galvanized the culture was the royal road to the multi-platinum LP.

Daily Meditation: One With Nature

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Play On! Power Pop Heroes by Ken Sharp... The Greatest Collection of Rock Interviews of All Time? Could Be!

Binky Philips | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

From the very beginning of my life's obsession with rock music and the people that make it, I have found the interview the most fun to read. It's almost always the most informative format, too.

First Nighter: John Waters' John Lennon, Carol Burnett's Letter Writer

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Waters conceived and wrote Lennon Through a Glass Onion, throughout which, with Stewart D'Arrietta singing and playing at the piano in a fedora, he offers a 90-minute tribute to the late Lennon at the Union Square Theatre.

"Imagine" a New Perspective Into John Lennon's Life

Steve Schonberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Starting this week, Beatlemania lives once again with last night's opening of Lennon: Through a Glass Onion at the Union Square Theater in New York.

Q&A With Susan SurfTone About Her Groundbreaking EP "Reckoning"

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Mary Pauline Lowry

In her new six-song EP "Reckoning," surf guitar icon Susan SurfTone takes surf rock to a haunting and beautiful place it's never been before. With characteristic mastery, SurfTone gives each song life and depth.

The Best Fest's George Fest 2014

Lindsey Best | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

All the events that are put on by the Best Fest are both a celebration of music as well as a communal concert experience that is shared between fans as well as a plethora of incredible musicians that come together.

Drake Now Has More Top 100 Singles Than The Beatles

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment

Drake earned his 72nd appearance on Billboard's Hot 100, pushing him past The Beatles as the artist with the eighth greatest number of charts visits o...

The Music on My Boomer Mix Tape

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

So these aging rockers didn't have the voices they had 50 years ago. So what? It didn't matter. Hearing them sing these familiar tunes was enough to put us in a nostalgic reverie.

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Marcia Liss | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Harry Benson, Legendary Photographer

Ian Spanier | Posted 11.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Call Harry Benson the Zelig of modern photography: He came to the U.S. with the Beatles in 1964 and took what are certainly the most candid shots of ...

INTERVIEW: Paul Rodgers... Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and His Latest, "The Royal Sessions"

Binky Philips | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you've listened to Rock Radio in the USA for any length of time in the last 35 years, you have heard Paul Rodgers' voice over 200 times... easy! Paul is probably the most famous and well known rock vocalist that a whole lotta people don't know by name.