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A photo of Mama Cass from The Mamas and the Papas.

Before Adele, There was Mama Cass

Adele will go down in history as one of greatest singers of all time. Her rich, dark, powerful contralto voice has set her apart in an industry dominated by sopranos. Even her full figure—which has long-since been criticized in the mainstream media—is a breath of fresh air. Adele challenges the status quo, and that’s precisely […]



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Young girl listening to music with headphones, blowing a bubble with bubblegum

You Are What You Listen To

Recent research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business confirms what many have been saying for years: The music you listen to says a lot about your personality and preferences. It can also significantly affect mood. The series of studies from music psychologists at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, whose Advisory Council includes Bill […]



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James Corden hosts the event in a bright outfit.

Hamilton Sweeps the 2016 Tony Awards

The Tony Awards on Sunday night went 20 minutes overtime, as they often do. Performers love to celebrate, and they especially love to celebrate themselves. The 70th Annual Tony Awards was shadowed by the tragedy of the Orlando shooting, which happened in the small hours of the morning before the show, but as host James […]



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Steve Smith plays the drums.

Steve Smith and The Fabric of Rhythm

Steve Smith, most famous from drumming with the band Journey, has toured and recorded for 35 years with artists of all tiers. His beats appear on recordings that have sold many, many millions of copies worldwide, including Mariah Carey, Bryan Adams, Jean-Luc Ponty, Zucchero, and many more. Now, he’s trying something new: to reach a […]



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Q-Tip performing.

Kennedy Center Gets its First Hip-Hop Director

For the first time in its long history, the Kennedy Center will focus on hip-hop music and culture for the 2016-2017 season. The organization has appointed rapper and producer Q-Tip to curate the selection, a year-long festival of performances and the arts. This is Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter’s first season of programming. The year […]



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