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Daily Meditation: Say Hallelujah

Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Christopher Rudolph

LOOK: 11 Dream Casting Ideas For Gay Biopics

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices

At this weekend's 65th annual Emmy Awards the Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," looks poised to take home some major awards (after already win...

Top 15 Song Tributes to Madiba in Honor of Mandela Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Nelson Mandela, whose July 18th birthday is known and celebrated worldwide as Mandela Day, is hugely influential and inspirational to musicians, who've found it easy to wrap poetry and melodies around the leader's tragic and triumphant life since.

A Better Chance Turns 50

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

In 1963, in the heyday of the civil rights movement, at the initiative of President Kennedy, the idea that was to become "A Better Chance" was born.

Tracy Chapman's First Album Turns 25

Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Tracy Chapman's self-titled album. Released by Elektra Records on April 5, 1988, the 11-song LP, "Tracy Chapman," ...

Storm & Grace: A Conversation With Lisa Marie Presley, Plus A.J. Croce Heads East in May

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Because of the organic-ness and the honesty and the Lisa Marie Presley presence on the recordings, do you feel like this might be the closest to the vibe -- not necessarily the recordings -- of what your dad, Elvis, was trying to do?

Does America Still Have The Moral Courage Of 1776?

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

I don't believe most American's have the moral courage of 1776. Our souls are starving. There is hope for us if we change our appetite, and do an extreme makeover of our diet.

Asking the Tough Questions With 30 Rock Star Grizz Chapman

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Grizz Chapman claims he's from the Brooklyn projects and made the leap from security guard to actor after getting the itch nearly a decade ago. Are these rumors true? This investigative reporter sat down with him.

TED, Solar Power, Windpower, and All Things Amerikana: A Conversation with Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Among other things I do," says the British musician, "I'm the music director of an organization called TED or Technology, Education and Design. That's an annual get together of people sort of figuring out how to save the planet."

WATCH: Fox Business Teases Toyota Recall Segment With Incredibly Sad Tracy Chapman Song

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Earlier today, the Fox Business Network decided to tease a segment on unexpected acceleration in Toyotas with an odd musical choice. A Toyota intern...

"Talking Old Soldiers": A Chatty Playlist for Stanley McChrystal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a loose-lipped playlist for Stan the Man, a dude with a big ego and a very mixed record who finally accomplished the impossible -- actually stealing some of the cultural spotlight away from Lady GaGa.

This Charming Life: A Conversation with Joan Armatrading, Plus Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back Review, and Jakob Dylan and Manchester Orchestra News

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In an interview, Joan Armatrading shares some insights with us into her latest album, her career, and, of course, her stint in The New York City Marathon.

Working With Margaret Cho (Video)

Ben Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Lee

At the eleventh hour of the recording process, the comedian Margaret Cho texted me saying she had an idea for one final song on the album: it would be about Lil Wayne.

"Ladies Night": Here's My Morning After Grammy Playlist for The Year of the Woman

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

If all those Grammys weren't enough for you -- Beyonce, Taylor, GaGa -- here's are some songs to honor this moment and to have your head spinning like Pink was last night.

A Very Special Christmas: A Conversation with Tim Shriver, Vicki Iovine, Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, and Mitchel Musso, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.

Grammy Goes Pop And Never Comes Back

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Grammy has always walked a tightrope between what is commercial and what is artistically satisfying, but the 2010 nominees show that commercialism and corporatism have a strong hold on the awards.

Miranda Lambert Embraces Role of Denver's Honky-Tonk Woman

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

A self-proclaimed redneck who enjoys talkin' and singin' about boys, booze and bullets, Miranda Lambert was made to play the Grizzly Rose Saloon & Dance Emporium.

The Anti-Diva List

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shawn Amos

No Maybelline sponsorships. No sequins. No gowns. These anti-divas derive strength from the power of their musical prowess. They don't employ stylists -- just guitar techs.

Top 10 New York Summer Concerts

Cyndi Lauper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cyndi Lauper

Summer concerts recommended by Cyndi Lauper.

New Tunes On Monday: George Harrison, Rob Thomas, Among The Oak & Ash, and Survivor (Kind Of) Plays Jeremy's Wedding

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new collection Let It Roll/Songs By George Harrison is going to thrill those waiting for an album that combines his solo Apple recordings with Beatles titles and tracks from the Dark Horse years.

Having a Secret Policeman's Ball

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Martin Lewis is a multi-headed entertainment serpent no longer interested in being a mere producer but is bent on some plan for world domination.

New Tunes On Monday: Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Ben Harper and Relentless7, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, New York Dolls, and Paul Potts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ever since Cat Stevens embraced Islam, the West has been clueless when it comes to accepting the former superstar. His latest release, Roadsinger, is a good start in rebuilding that emotional bridge to Stevens.

Goldman Environmental Prize: Change the World, Change Your Brain

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alvaro Fernandez

I just came back from an inspiring Goldman Prize Award ceremony, where seven grassroots environmental change-makers were recognized for their work and resiliency.

HuffPost Reviews: Van Morrison -- Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl / Asa -- Asa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With a basic reverence for the original record, Morrison's live arrangements allow for musicians to add new layers of strata though jams, while acknowledging forty years has passed since the original was slated.