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Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Bruce Ricker/Jazz Foundation of America -- Keeping the Spirit Alive

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jazz lost one of its own last week, with the death of Bruce Ricker. Not a player per se, Ricker, a lawyer with a passion for jazz assembled Jay McShan...

Why Is the Robin Hood Foundation So Cool?

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.18.2011 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

The Robin Hood Foundation seemed to raise $47 million in a nanosecond at their gala. I had to learn more. The Foundation's executive director, David Saltzman, patiently answered some questions.

Interviewing Pink Floyd, Dining With Tony Bennett, and Getting Advice From an Undercover Cop

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

You will notice that in each of the three somewhat disparate encounters relayed below, I am sitting down when most of the action occurs. Back in the...

Introducing Leverage Records: A Conversation With Stephen Levinson, Rick Rubin, Michael Goldberg and Isaac Heymann

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

From the teams who brought us Entourage as the labels Def Jam now comes Leverage Records, a division that will focus on developing and releasing projects by new talent as well as music placement in films and television.

Cabaret is Cool Again Thanks to Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

On Monday nights in NYC when Broadway shows are dark, the place to see and be seen is Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. In the eight years since C...

Stewart/Colbert 'Love Train' Rally Like Tapioca Pudding; Something Missing

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

I love the Ojays. I love the Fall. I like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I like tapioca pudding. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? No so muc...

First Nighter: Our Sinatra Revue Is Truly Chairman-of-the-Board-Worthy

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Our Sinatra is a case of songs treated with utterly convincing maturity, depth and, where appropriate, genuine humor.

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Mae West, Isaac Hayes, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, and more.

The Satin Sound of Johnny Mercer

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

While I was recovering from knee surgery, my pal S.V. brought me recuperation DVDs -- among them "The Dream's On Me," Bruce Ricker's film homage to lyricist/composer Johnny Mercer.

"My Funny Valentine": A Laughable but Heartfelt Playlist for My Wife on Valentine's Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Written by the great Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart for the 1937 musical Babes In Arms, "My Funny Valentine" is one of those genuinely timeless standards that put the Great in the Great American Songbook.

Danny Aiello: Singing, Selecting Roles, and Taking On a Musical Al Capone

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"It's not about vanity," Danny Aiello said sincerely via a phone interview from his New Jersey home. "It wasn't a need to sing. I wanted to sing."

Jimmy Breslin, Curmudgeonly Columnist, Feted At Celebration

nytimes.com | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mr. Breslin, who is around 80, was feted by past colleagues from The Daily News and Newsday (several of whom now work at The New York Times) for nearl...

Dog Ears Music: Holiday Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

A comprehensive set of holiday music recommendations from Dog Ears Music, including Otis Redding, Spike Jones, The Klezmonauts, Keith Richards, Run-DMC, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, and many more.

My Night Of Shame: Meeting The Clintons And Making An Ass Of Myself

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

It's not an exaggeration to say that I love these two people whom I'd never met.

Lover's List

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Warner

After nine years our love has deepened, and much of the credit has to go to our lover's list of songs, which I play often. It's worked for us, so I thought I'd share the top songs on our list.

Croon Under The Stars: Tony Bennett At Ravinia

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Frank Sinatra once called Tony Bennett "the best singer in the business," which means something even if it was never exactly true. Few of his stripe a...

Celebrity Christmas Cards: Courtney Cox, Pee-wee Herman, Conan O'Brien

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

On this morning's "Live with Regis and Kelly" the hosts held up some of the Christmas cards they have received (the fingers holding the cards are thei...