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Should State Education Chiefs Be Elected?

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Tony Bennett: 'I Don't Feel I Have Ever Worked A Day In My Life'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2013 | Fifty

When you stop wanting to improve yourself, become a better person, learn something new everyday, that's the beginning of giving up on life. Life is such a gift that I wake up every morning happy to know I have another day to learn something or sing or paint...

Viva Duets: A Conversation With Tony Bennett

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I sang a duet with Juanes and we hit it off immediately -- I think he is fantastic. Then on Duets II, Alejandro Sanz sang with me... Both tracks and the CDs were received so well in Latin countries that my son Danny, who manages me, came up with the idea of doing an entire CD with Latin artists."

Ethel: A Daughter's Tale, Summerdocs Finale

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.01.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Ethel, a new HBO documentary, the fascination with all things Kennedy shifts to the legacy of Robert. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy, his 11th child, focuses on the role of her mother in their remarkable marriage, and in the aftermath of his death.

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

Education Week | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's officially time to start speculating about who could be presumptive GOP Mitt Romney's ...

Our Favorite Stars From Childhood: Where Are They Now?

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

"Performing stand up is a narcotic that I need even if I do it a few times a year. Traveling is inconvenient but worth it to make people laugh."

RIP Tony Martin, The Last Link to the Pre-Sinatra Era of Crooners

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When I saw him perform in person, he was in his mid-90s, and his voice was a frail, delicate husk of the booming, powerful instrument it had been in decades past. But the technique, the style, remained virtually unchanged. It was like witnessing a music history lesson in the flesh.

A Closer Look at the Art of Portraiture (Part Two)

Daniel Grant | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The style of contemporary portraiture ranges widely, from smooth, tight realism to flowing, impressionistic and even extending to Pop-influenced work.

Music Biz Icon Joe Smith Donates Awesome Audio Chats

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

At age 84, Joe has lost none of his comic timing. When I reminded him of the good deed he'd done for me so long ago, he paused for a beat and said, "Yeah, I sure am a great guy, aren't I?"

A Facebook Screw-Up Results in Tribute to Great Teacher

Don McNay | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Don McNay

Facebook gave me a unique opportunity: the chance to say 'thank you' to a man who made a difference in my life.

Attention Justin Bieber: Singers Who Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Career Longevity

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Pat Gallagher

There are a boatload of artists who play to packed venues in the here and now. It's rare that pop singers, country singers -- or any genre of artists for that matter -- have a long shelf life when it comes to maintaining a high-profile career.

Gil Evans' Centennial Tribute, Plus a Conversation With John Pizzarelli and Jon Cleary's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'

Common Core Critics Want ALEC to Tell States What to Do

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Which is the true "conservative" resolution? The one that tells states what to do and demands a one-size-fits-all approach? Or the one that trusts states to make up their own minds -- without interference from Washington?

Listen Up!: Conversations With Haley Reinhart, Early Morning Rebel's Nathan Blumenfeld-James, and JD McPherson & Jimmy Sutton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Cocaine Cowboys, DJs and Tony Bennett: Three Things Miami Had in Common Last Week

Tara Solomon | Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami
Tara Solomon

Is there such a thing as social OCD? If so, we're surely afflicted. Our calendar last week was beyond eclectic.

PHOTOS: Lea Black And Roy Black's Annual Gala

Posted 03.26.2012 | Miami

Amidst the craziness of Ultra weekend in Miami, local philanthropists and celebrities flocked to the Fontainebleau Hotel on Saturday night for the Bl...

Tony Bennett And Josh Groban Duet

blog.music.aol.com | Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment

There's something magical that happens when legendary crooner Tony Bennett gets in front of the camera....

Whitney's "Call to Arms"

Howard Meitiner | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

This weekend, Whitney Houston's heartbreaking death became doubly tragic as the news media and others pounced, intent on transforming the memory of th...

Tony Bennett Is Right That Legalizing Drugs Would Save Lives

Neill Franklin | Posted 04.15.2012 | Crime
Neill Franklin

"First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs."

The Grammys: Something Old, Something New, Something... Meh

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Christian Piatt

There will always be sensational outliers in the world of pop music. But for every Chris Brown, there is a Bon Iver; for every Lady Gaga, there is a Mumford and Sons.

WATCH: Arianna Weighs In On Tony Bennett's Call To Legalize Drugs

Huff TV | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Monday morning's edition of "CNN Starting Point With Soledad O'Brien," joining a roundtable to discuss singer Tony Bennett's call ...

Clive Davis Remembers Whitney Houston, Tony Bennett Demands Drug Legalization

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.12.2012 | Entertainment

By MESFIN FEKADU, the Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- More than two decades ago, Clive Davis introduced a young woman with a scintillatin...

Sasha Bronner

PHOTOS: Paul McCartney Honored By The Legends Of Rock

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Sure, everyone gets nervous before going on stage. But when you're about to perform some of the most beloved music in history and on a grand stage in ...

'Tony Bennett Day' Officially Declared Citywide Holiday

AP | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco is honoring legendary crooner Tony Bennett, whose famous song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," was recorded 50 year...

"Midnight Blue" & Beyond: A Conversation With Melissa Manchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"One of the things that I learned from Paul Simon's class is that all the stories have been told, it's the way you tell that story that's your thumbprint. That's really the job of the writer."