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Film Review: Two Days, One Night -- The Wages of Human Solidarity

Dan Siegel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

The Dardennes offer a fascinating glimpse of the human face when confronted up-close with a moral choice between compassion and self-interest.

Who Wrote the Beatles Hit 'Twist and Shout'? The Amazing Story of Bert Berns

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that you've never heard of a man named Bert Berns. But most likely you know the songs "Twist and Shout," "Piece of My Heart," "I Want Candy," "Here Comes the Night," and "Hang On Sloopy."

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 3)

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, was a rational man and his anti-rock screeds had their own internal logic: "It's noise," therefore "it's not music." Ipso facto, "they should call it something else." QED.

Field Notes From a Music Biz Life (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My father, the songwriter Carl Sigman, had died a few days before at my parents' Long Island home and I'd just been on the receiving end of a verbal thrashing, in Thai, from an enraged restaurateur whose tiny ad we'd had the gall to run near the equally tiny ad of his Thai food rival.

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Van Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, newly inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have been touring across North America in support of their ...

Mo Foster Authors the History of British Rock Guitar

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.

What Do Van Morrison, the Godfather of Punk and Seamus Heaney Have in Common?

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The winds make us lean towards this place, to inhale its spirit, and the broken waters summon us to baptize our dreams, and, in our own foreign way, contribute to the exquisite idea that is Northern Ireland.

Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

Cassandra Wilson Kicks Off the Season at PAC SUNY Purchase College NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Ms. Wilson's voice is the feature here and she did not disappoint, but despite a generally pleasing performance, it was a bit disappointing that Ms.Wilsons' voice was not highlighted more and that band, however good, was more in the background.

An American Tragedy

Francis Levy | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Nestled at the bottom of page 25 of Friday's Times right below a much larger article reporting on the Clinton's Sagaponack rental ("In Hamptons Again,...

The Soundtrack Of My Life

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

Songs bring back memories to me more vividly than photos ever have. In many ways, my iPod is my scrapbook. Pictures may show me I was there, but songs make me remember what it felt like.

Master Guitarist John Sheldon Creates Memorial Song for Yellowstone Wolf 06

Zoe Helene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Zoe Helene

With "Wolf 06," John Sheldon offers a memorial tribute that he hopes will bring attention to senseless wolf killings.

Kimberly Zsebe, a Future Icon of the Art World (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

If it's true that an artist can become a piece of art themselves, then Zsebe is evidence of that. 2012-12-11-zpull.jpg

On the Culture Front: North Sea Jazz Festival and Beyond

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I found myself in Rotterdam this summer covering the North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the largest of its kind that takes place each year in the seaside Dutch town just outside of the more famous "dam."

Conversations With Keith Harkin and The Pines, Plus Larry and His Flask's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Chatting With The Doors' John Densmore, Comedian Doug Stanhope and The Royal Potato Family's Marco Benevento

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Originally, I had hoped we would last one decade and pay the rent, and I don't know, I'm going to be sixty-eight in a month and we're still lighting people's fire. I'm proud."

Lucas Kavner

What Really Makes A Song 'Singalong-able'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home

A recent study by doctors Alisun Pawley and Daniel Mullensiefen seeks to answer the question: Why do we sing along to certain pop songs and not others...

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?"

"Takin' It to the Streets": A Playlist for "Occupy Wall Street"

David Wild | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Despite some rumors flying through the Twitter-verse last week, Radiohead didn't actually play "Occupy Wall Street." That's a shame because there are a few folks on Wall Street for whom "Creep" really ought to be their theme song.

A Pair of Kings: Chatting with Peter Wolf and O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge, Plus Samiam's "Nightly" Audio Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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U2 at Angel Stadium and New Sounds From Ireland's Essential Bands

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

For this tour, interrupted by a back injury and successful treatment for frontman Bono, U2 appears on stage in puffs of smoke reminiscent of our infamous SoCal smog.

"Sydney" and Ghosts in The Sway Machinery: Conversations with Brett Dennen and Jeremiah Lockwood

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rumor has it Brett Dennen is one of the best singer-songwriters out there.

A Guitar Hero, Guinness, GP, and "Single Girls": Conversations with Steve Vai and Graham Parker, plus Laura Jansen's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Vai and Berklee are trying to set a record in Guinness by attempting to teach as many guitarists online as possible within a single lesson.

HuffPost Reviews: AC/DC and Jane Roman Pitt, Plus A Conversation with Grammy Nominee Chip Taylor and an Elvis Costello Audio Stream

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So, you think you know all things AC/DC? Really. Well, take a hit of the essays, historical photos, memorabilia, and general overkill contained between the over 225 pages of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History.

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."