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Kia Makarechi

Outside Lands, The Weekend That Was

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside Lands -- the Golden Gate Park music festival that everyone you know was at this weekend -- is often referred to as a mini-Coa...

WATCH: Fallon's Best Thank You Notes So Far?

Posted 10.07.2011 | Comedy

We love it when Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" segment goes off the rails. This time around, Fallon, Higgins and The Roots crew hilariously riffed o...

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

The Light Of The Sun: A Conversation With Jill Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.

D'Angelo Hits the Studio With Questlove for New Album

Brennan Williams | Posted 09.21.2011 | Black Voices

Great news for music fans across the globe, D'Angelo's long-awaited follow-up to 2000's 'Voodoo,' 'James River,' may finally see the light of day befo...

Chatting With Joe Jackson And Earl Klugh, Plus Mick Harvey's "The Ballad Of Jay Givens" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Jackson, performing is the best part of the "madness" that he's involved in. It's better than being in the studio or anything else.

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: From New York's Town Hall, Van Jones Announces A New 'Moral Movement'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

After resigning from the White House Council on Environmental Quality almost two years ago in the face of a malicious campaign by some top conservativ...

WATCH: Weird Al Plays Polka With The Roots

Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy

Two of the music and comedy industries' biggest darlings came together Monday night: Weird Al Yankovic and hip-hop legends/"Late Night" house band The...

The Roots Honor Families of Servicemen and Women

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Since 2001, 1,622 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan, and since 2003, 4462 have died in Iraq, according to iCasualties, a website that tr...

WATCH: Fallon Sings 'The Ballad Of Anthony Weiner'

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

We're all coping with the loss of the Anthony Weiner joke in our own personal way -- some of us are making ornate commemorative Photoshop art, some of...

Van Hunt's Free "June" Download, Plus Chatting with Steve Cropper and Gomez's Tom Gray

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Van Hunt makes his return this week with the online premiere of "June," his first new music in more than three years. "June" heralds the release of Hunt's new album, what were you hoping for?

Sam Stein

MoveOn Uses Fox News Hoaxes, Van Jones And The Roots In Anti-Austerity Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seemed, at the time, too surreal to be true. In late May, a YouTube user named Hiropro999 posted a video to the site showing the tick...

Review: My Morning Jacket "Unstaged," Plus Chatting with Erykah Badu and James Tormé

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.

WATCH: Fallon Gently Mocks Leno During 'Thank You Notes' Segment

Posted 07.14.2011 | Comedy

"It'll be fine." That's what Jimmy Fallon said under his breath after doing a one second impression of Jay Leno following a punchline involving the...

Nate C. Hindman

Champagne And Easy Money: The Web's Young Stars Confront Another Bubble

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

For the sixth annual Summit Series, an invite-only gathering of elite entrepreneurs held earlier this month, 1,000 attendees paid $3,500 each to board a 14-story ocean liner for a three-day cruise in the Caribbean.

WATCH: Fallon & Colbert's 'Friday' Rehearsal

Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy

If you're like us, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon's big production of Rebecca Black's "Friday" on "Late Night" has turned the infamous pop song into...

WATCH: Bank Robber Has A Hard Time Letting Go

Posted 06.12.2011 | Comedy

Break ups can be traumatic, especially if you've just gone through a particularly intense event together. Such is the case in this short created by a...

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon In 'The Real Housewives Of Late Night'

Posted 06.08.2011 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon's send-ups of popular shows are becoming television events in and of themselves. We loved the recent "Jersey Floor" sketch, and on Thursd...

Give A Little: Yesterday's Conversation with Taylor Hanson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

These are busy days for Hanson. For months, they've been planning the release of a new single called "Give A Little." A couple weeks ago, the schedule and trajectory were affected around the world as news about the tragedies in Japan emerged.

WATCH: Fallon & Crew Revisit The 80s With 'Dance Avenue'

Posted 06.06.2011 | Comedy

Do you remember the classic '80s television show "Dance Avenue"? No? That's ok, neither does Questlove. But that won't stop Jimmy Fallon from showi...

How to "Unstage" Duran Duran: Conversations With David Lynch and American Express' Jessica Igoe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This Wednesday night we'll see a convergence of David Lynch, Duran Duran, and American Express for the "Unstaged" concert series.

Turtle Was Right: Conversations With Entourage's Saigon and Oprah/Seacrest Discovery, Graham Stookey

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The thing with Entourage is that it happened at a time when we weren't ready."

Three Music Festival Getaway Ideas for Spring/Summer

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

For those looking for fresh ideas for 2011, there is a set of festivals still sneaking in under the radar with badass, blockbuster line-ups and evolved concepts that offer a fantastic festival experience.

HuffPost Exclusive: Henry Wolfe's "Someone Else," Plus A Conversation With Everest's Russ Pollard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A onetime New Yorker and front man for indie rockers Bravo Silva, L.A. musician and singer-songwriter Henry Wolfe's new album, Linda Vista, will be out late March 2011.

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.