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Book Excerpt: Management, and Fun, by Wandering Around

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Field Notes from a Music Biz Life.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Gladys Knight & The O'Jays, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

In the Time of Gods: A Conversation With Dar Williams, Plus Chatting With The Sweet's Andy Scott and Steve Barton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Time is about appreciating having all this ability to sort of capture the eternity of a moment, but then knowing that you're going to have to let it go at some point. Winter will come."

Brennan Williams

Eddie Levert: 'Every Girl Is Not A Freak'

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Black Voices

After more than four decades of gold and platinum success with his legendary group, The O’Jays, frontman Eddie Levert has finally released his debut...

"American Idiot": What Should Be Stephen Colbert's Campaign Song?

David Wild | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

I think I speak for all Americans -- okay, for literally dozens of them -- when I say the prospect of Stephen Colbert formally entering the Republican race makes it feels a lot like the day before it's morning in America again.

"Takin' It to the Streets": A Playlist for "Occupy Wall Street"

David Wild | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Despite some rumors flying through the Twitter-verse last week, Radiohead didn't actually play "Occupy Wall Street." That's a shame because there are a few folks on Wall Street for whom "Creep" really ought to be their theme song.

Lost in Time: A Conversation With Eric Benét, Plus Sony Launches PopMarket.com

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"When I listen to music today, it feels like there is a lot of soul missing in soul and R&B music. I think technology, in a lot of ways, has become a crutch for people who really aren't as talented as they appear to be," Benét said.

The Adventures of Ozzy and Sanity

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the early '80s, shortly after a music trade magazine I'd been editing bit the bullet, a honcho at mega-label CBS Records hired me to help with the ...

From Philly International to The Berklee College Of Music: A Conversation With Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This weekend, the legendary R&B songwriting team will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of the 3500 songs they've produced over their 35-year partnership. In this interview, they reflect on their extraordinary careers.

"Money Talks": A Playlist For The Financial Reform Debate

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Right now is the time for real financial reform. Come to think of it, right now is actually way too late for real financial reform. Still, better now than not now, right?

Working for the Weekend: A Sunday Playlist for Congress

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is a playlist for our elected officials in Washington who were actually working today -- or at least what passes for working in Congress.

An Interview With Janis Ian Plus This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

Janis Ian is one of the Woodstock era's unsung musical heroes who, just two years prior to the Bethel Bash, shocked our nation with her controversial single "Society's Child."