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Lady Gaga's Latest Is a Force, But Not Quite a 'Storm'

Steve Schonberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

Gaga and Storm have, to Storm's detriment, eerily similar vocal power and tone. Likely a coincidence too, both albums were released within days of each other -- a seemingly dangerous move -- essentially putting Storm up against the megastar Gaga.

The End of the '60s? Where Do I Begin...

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It was winter, 1971, my last semester as a philosophy major at Bucknell University. Studying Plato, Kant, Sartre and company had been invaluable for its own sake; that it had taught me to think critically and act decisively was a bonus.

Robert De Niro's Anxiety of Influence: Remembering the Artist Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the 1970's when Robert De Niro was breaking out in films--Bang the Drum Slowly, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver--his dad Robert De Niro, Sr. was a p...

Kevin Spacey: Museum of the Moving Image Tribute

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sprinkling his talk with the "F" word, Kevin Spacey recounted the wellworn story of how his idol Jack Lemmon encouraged him when Spacey was a 13 year ...

Sam Moore's Tribute to Martin Luther King/ SeriousFun Gala Remembers Paul Newman

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It might have been your typically rousing Sam Moore concert at City Winery this week, featuring the Soul Man's classic repertoire, starting with "Let...

Tony Bennett Slams Today's Hits

Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment

Tony Bennett may have plans to record an album with Lady Gaga, but on the whole, the veteran musician is not a fan of today's pop hits. "The songs...

Virginia Ends ACC Tournament Drought

AP | JOEDY McCREARY | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and No. 6 Virginia claimed its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title since 1976 ...

On the Town: k.d. lang Debuts in After Midnight on Broadway

Suzy Evans | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

It was a suit and tie kind of night -- and not just for the soulful k.d. lang who made her Broadway debut as the new guest star in After Midnight. The evening was the type of party Carrie Bradshaw would attend -- if Carrie Bradshaw went to theater premieres.

Reissue Roundup 3: The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who, Frank Sinatra, CCR and Humble Pie, Plus Keith Chagall's Kennedy Tribute

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Do The Beatles now collectively have more "previously unreleased" tracks than all of their official albums collectively?

Indiana School Board Meeting Descends Into Chaos

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The State Board of Education signed off on a new plan for grading Indiana schools before the meeting descended into chaos when t...

Tony Bennett Keeps the Music Playing

Graham Milne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

To hear Tony Bennett sing in person is to be transported; to be connected with a golden era of music that dances ever further from reach with each passing year. They don't write songs like that anymore, and they don't make folks like Tony Bennett to sing them, either.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.

WATCH: Harvey Weinstein On Who Was Robbed At The Emmys

HuffPost Live 321 | Posted 10.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Though "Breaking Bad" earned the Emmy for Best Drama in September, Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein has other ideas about who should have won. At t...

Tony Bennett On Lady Gaga: 'Picasso Of The Entertainment World'

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Tony Bennett, the legendary 17-time Grammy winner, discusses working with Lady Gaga in the collaboration of his upcoming jazz album....

WATCH LIVE: Tony Bennett Talks New Album On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Tony Bennett kicks off a marathon online fan event on HuffPost Live, followed by events on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit. The 17-time Grammy winner wil...

Question for Tony Bennett?

editorial.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment

Join Tony Bennett's Marathon On-Line Fan Event this Tuesday 10/8 on HuffPost Live at 11:45 AM! Tony invites his fans to join him online for an all-...

After Controversy, Indiana Board Won't Change Schools' Grades

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Board of Education has decided not to change the grades for a handful of schools following a r...

Exploring the Arts

Susan Benedetto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Susan Benedetto

The arts teach empathy. The arts express and evoke emotion, enabling us to feel how others feel and find common ground. The arts help eliminate prejudice by encouraging multiple perspectives. And of course, the arts can be fun!

Lady Gaga's 2014 Album Will Be Totally Different

Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment

With less than two months until the release of Lady Gaga's upcoming album, "ARTPOP," details on the singer's 2014 project have already begun circulati...

Conversations with Gloria Estefan, Julian Lennon and Emmy Wildwood, A Wacky Chat with Tom Ruprecht, Plus a Jessta James Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Double Vision: Meeting Over the Rhine at the Edge of the World

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

There are a lot of terrifically talented and youthful singer-songwriting couples today who, when they're not making out, breaking up or making up, are...

Joy Resmovits

Did Florida Schools Chief Have To Resign?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Only 50 percent of education "insiders" surveyed think that Tony Bennett, Florida's former Republican education commissioner, should have resigned aft...

Indiana Officials: There is Evidence Of "Manipulation" In School Grading Formula

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's top education official on Wednesday acknowledged "manipulation" in the way the state's schools are graded, the latest f...

The Big Lies Behind the Tony Bennett Grade-changing Scandal

John Thompson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

When "reformers'" tip the scales in order to help their allied schools, that is bad enough. The real scandal is their growing willingness to use dubious metrics to punish poor schools and their students in order to defeat political enemies.

Joy Resmovits

Florida Official Praised By Rick Scott Resigns Over Big Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Less than eight months after starting his job, Florida's education commissioner Tony Bennett resigned on Thursday, amid a growing scandal over policy ...