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How Music Therapy Can Lift Body and Soul for Patients
Even though patient Garrett Lambert is in an “isolation” room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, meaning visitors must don masks and gowns to enter, music therapist Holly Mentzer’s harp makes the enclosed room feel like a serene, welcoming space as she and Lambert
Review: The Bangles Latest Album 'Puts Their Whole Career on a Different Level'
This week, turntable legend DJ Shadow makes a strong comeback, The Avett Brothers release their latest album, The Bangles reissue their earliest work, jazz/R&B singer (and friend of Prince) Kandace Springs releases her full-length debut and Jenny Lewis forms a super-group with members of Au Revoir
How MLB walk-up music became a designated hit
Walk-up music -- the unofficial soundtrack of the baseball season -- didn't begin with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1994. But longtime Philadelphia publicity director John Brazer's "Lenny Dykstra" moment is an interesting marker on MLB's musical timeline. Brazer was responsible for the music played
David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Episode: The Biggest Moments
David Letterman closed his 33-year late-night TV career Wednesday with a star-studded, emotional episode of “Late Show” that featured Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock , Tina Fey and a musical performance by the Foo Fighters . The episode opened with a video clip from former Gerald Ford’s inaugural
Music Reviews: The Latest From 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack, Ricky Martin and More
This week, we get to hear the much-hyped soundtrack to “ Fifty Shades Of Grey .” Is it better than the movie itself? From the buzz I’m hearing, it's quite possible. Also Fleet Foxes’ drummer J. Tillman releases his second album as Father John Misty, Ricky Martin releases a new Spanish record,
Linda Ronstadt on Parkinson's Diagnosis: Life Is 'Different'
Rock singer Linda Ronstadt discusses her new memoir, "Simple Dreams," and her diagnosis.
Review: Randy Newman’s “Harps and Angels”
Randy Newman has always had a dual existence. On one hand, for a long while he has been Hollywood’s go-to guy for light-hearted, slightly jazzy movie themes. His work on movies like “Parenthood,” “Toy Story” and “Meet the Parents” has...
Pop Music: The Best Songs About Dads
This Sunday is Fathers’ Day. In honor of the occasion, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite songs which mention fathers or are about fathers. A lot of thought went into this list. I considered a lot...
Review: Be Your Own Pet’s “Get Awkward”
Not many other bands sound like Be Your Own Pet these days. The Nashville band possesses a touch of post Riot Grrrl, aggression, a heap of all-out punk and a strong dose of dangerous youthful exuberance. The band first appeared...
Review: "I’m Not There" -- Original Soundtrack
There’s little denying that Bob Dylan is one of the master songwriters of the rock era. His voice, however, is a polarizing factor, a nasally, gritty instrument that people either love or hate. For this reason, covers of Dylan songs...