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Relive the laughs from A to Z.
Sometimes all you need is a little spontaneous song and dance to make you smile. So here you go: The best flash mobs of all time, from around the world, appearing in the most unexpected places.
Ain’t it funny how time slips away? In honor of the touring legend’s 80th birthday, here are some surprising things we bet you didn’t know about Willie Nelson, America’s beloved king of the road.
This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1970 break-up of the Beatles. Here, eight recent celebrity splits that shocked the world as much as when the Fab Four parted ways.
Go beyond the Beach Boys with our round-up of upbeat songs—plus learn the surprising music trivia behind each hit.
The G-men kept tabs on Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, George Steinbrenner, John Denver, and many other well-known celebrities. Read on for the security secrets of more than a dozen American icons.
When it comes to rock ‘n roll lyrics, sometimes using correct English just won’t work.
As someone who buys upwards of 100 tickets a year on Ticketmaster.com, the bane of my existence are CAPTCHAs. This slick-sounding acronym stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Um, what, you… Read More
A year from now, we’ll all be caught up in the hype and craziness surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. in February 1964, highlighted by their legendary appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. But why wait? Over … Read More
How do musical instruments talk to one another in an electronic age? They use MIDI—the Musical Instrument Digital Interface—a communication standard that was established back in 1983 but maintains relevance to this day. This fairly … Read More
Beck’s latest album, “Song Reader” is collection of 20 new songs unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. That’s not an excited fan’s hyperbole: The project was released only in sheet music, leaving it up to other musicians and fans to … Read More
Art is where you find it, they say. Filmmaker Anthony Sherin found it right outside his window on a winter morning in New York City. It was an old piano, abandoned on the sidewalk. No one who walked by, it seemed, could resist the … Read More
Since super storm Sandy hit my hometown, I’ve donated to the Red Cross and dropped off food for those in shelters. But when I found out that a stellar group of award-winning musicians was coming together at Madison Square Garden for 12-12-… Read More
Johnny Cash has been everywhere (man!) and a clever project from British web developer Iain Mullan lets you follow along visually as Cash names his way across North America. Mullan crafted his tuneful creation for London’s Music Hack Day, a… Read More
2012 has brought us many iconic anniversaries—Reader’s Digest celebrates 90 years, the Oreo is now 100 years old. But perhaps the most inspiring, touching, and jaw-dropping of them all is this: Michael Jackson’s Thriller album celebrates… Read More
“Gangnam Style,” the dance hit by Korean pop star PSY, has become perfect fodder for video reenactments worldwide, from dancing Thai prisoners to Ellen Degeneres’ JCPenney takeover to dancing lights.
Yes, dancing lights.
Texan John… Read More
The first thing I noticed when I spoke with Grace Potter at Farm Aid was her down-to-earth demeanor. It was like talking to a neighbor in a cozy coffee shop—not a star singer at a crammed amphitheater where 30,000-plus fans had just … Read More
You didn’t really think you’d heard the last of “Gangnam Style,” did you? The viral video of this outrageous and infectious song by South Korean pop rapper Psy has been viewed more than 430 million times on YouTube, according to … Read More
When I trace back the events that have led to my greatest happiness, inevitably I arrive at this little musical group from Charlottesville, Virginia: The Dave Matthews Band. So when I found out that Boyd Tinsley, violinist for the band… Read More
Though I’m a big music fan, I’ve never really gotten into classical. Maybe it’s because my parents preferred the soundtrack to Murphy Brown when I was growing up, or maybe it’s because the genre has an intimidating centuries-long history.
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