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  • Questlove on New Book: 'It Took Me a Second to Think My Story Matters'

    Questlove on New Book: 'It Took Me a Second to Think My Story Matters' | ARTICLE

    Aside from being the estimable drummer for the Roots, Late Night bandleader, omnipresent cultural figure and certifiable Prince expert, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is now a memoirist, albeit reluctantly. A musical prodigy, he began playing in his...

    June 26, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Q&A: Stephen Stills on Huge New Box Set

    Q&A: Stephen Stills on Huge New Box Set | ARTICLE

    While many of Stephen Stills' peers and bandmates have issued memoirs recalling their misspent youth and Sixties superstardom, the 68-year-old guitarist is content to let his work speak for itself. Stills, best known for writing anthems for...

    March 21, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • Cassadee Pope Wins on 'The Voice'

    Cassadee Pope Wins on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    Cassadee Pope came to seem like the inevitable winner of Season Three of The Voice. The young Florida singer, fresh out of her major-label contract with her previous band Hey Monday, sang her way into a career reboot...

    December 19, 2012 8:55 AM ET
  • Cassadee Pope Sings 'Cry' on 'The Voice'

    Cassadee Pope Sings 'Cry' on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    Last night was the last opportunity for final three on Season Three of The Voice to sing their way into America's heart, and they each went at it from a different angle. They were showcased with one...

    December 18, 2012 9:10 AM ET
  • Trevin Hunte Eliminated on 'The Voice'

    Trevin Hunte Eliminated on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    It would have been difficult to imagine at the start of Season Three of The Voice that somehow Trevin Hunte wouldn't be the last he-diva standing, but when the time came last night for Hunte to peace...

    December 12, 2012 9:40 AM ET
  • Nichols David Sings to Wife on 'The Voice'

    Nichols David Sings to Wife on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    With an abbreviated, hour-long show for the live semi-finals, each of the remaining four contestants on The Voice had just one song with which to truly sell themselves to America. The real story last night wasn't the continuing triumph...

    December 11, 2012 9:05 AM ET
  • Nicholas David and Melanie Martinez Duet

    Nicholas David and Melanie Martinez Duet | VIDEO

    After Monday night's showing on The Voice it was hard to predict who might be cut during last night's elimination. It seemed impossible that America would send Amanda Brown packing, but that's just what happened, along with...

    December 5, 2012 8:45 AM ET
  • Trevin Hunte Defiant on 'Dreamgirls' Tune

    Trevin Hunte Defiant on 'Dreamgirls' Tune | VIDEO

    Even though Cassadee Pope charting on the Billboard Hot 100 seems like a dream-crusher for the other contestants hoping to win Season Three of The Voice, last night's live show proved the other remaining five ain't going...

    December 4, 2012 10:25 AM ET
  • Cee Lo Duets With Kermit on 'The Voice'

    Cee Lo Duets With Kermit on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    In the world of Season Three of The Voice, with all its curious talents and fierce girls, Dez Duron's elimination was almost a given – he was too bland, too perfect, too smooth. His elimination leaves coach...

    November 28, 2012 10:45 AM ET
  • Amanda Brown Rocks 'Someone Like You'

    Amanda Brown Rocks 'Someone Like You' | VIDEO

    Last night's showdown round between the final eight contestants of Season Three of The Voice was intense. With so much in the balance and still some truly middle-of-the-road performances, it seems to be anyone's guess whom America...

    November 27, 2012 10:30 AM ET
  • Xtina Shows Team 'Love' on 'The Voice'

    Xtina Shows Team 'Love' on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    Gaming last night's elimination round entirely by amount of comments and shares on The Voice's Facebook page, it looked like pseudo-Xtina Sylvia Yacoub, crooner Bryan Keith and soulful foghorn Trevin Hunte were the most likely to go....

    November 21, 2012 10:40 AM ET
  • Cassadee Pope Captivates on 'The Voice'

    Cassadee Pope Captivates on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    With The Voice headed into a particularly cutthroat homestretch that thins two contestants from the pack of 10, people are just bringing it, and not just in the hyperbolic lip-service way that typifies those reality competition b-roll...

    November 20, 2012 9:55 AM ET
  • Team Cee Lo Sings 'Stayin' Alive'

    Team Cee Lo Sings 'Stayin' Alive' | VIDEO

    Last night, as host Carson Daly doled out somber pronouncements about which contestants America saved and which, as a nation, they eliminated, viewers of The Voice were treated to some upbeat musical revues pairing teams with their...

    November 14, 2012 9:50 AM ET
  • Trevin Hunte Back to Bolton on 'The Voice'

    Trevin Hunte Back to Bolton on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    After several weeks of showstoppers from Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown on The Voice, last night's run up to the semi-finals elimination round put a few more maybes into play. Of the dozen performances, there were some surprises,...

    November 13, 2012 9:40 AM ET
  • Maroon 5 Rock 'Daylight' on 'The Voice'

    Maroon 5 Rock 'Daylight' on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    The live playoff eliminations! So many teenagers choking back tears – it was kind of brutal! Since there were no big surprises about whom America chose and, apart from Maroon 5 playing "Daylight," there were just a...

    November 9, 2012 10:35 AM ET
  • Trevin Hunte Dominates on 'The Voice'

    Trevin Hunte Dominates on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    Last night was predictable for The Voice playoffs. Unlike Monday's round, Team Cee Lo and Team Xtina's final fives sang like it was a competition, with the producers, as usual, putting Trevin Hunte on last to bat...

    November 8, 2012 9:20 AM ET
  • Amanda Brown Dazzles With 'Dream On'

    Amanda Brown Dazzles With 'Dream On' | VIDEO

    The Season Three set-up for live elimination rounds on The Voice means that viewers (or "America," as Carson Daly euphemistically says) vote on who makes the top eight, with judges each picking one contestant out of America's...

    November 6, 2012 10:15 AM ET
  • Suzanna Choffel Tries Vibe on 'The Voice'

    Suzanna Choffel Tries Vibe on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    Last night's episode of The Voice completed the knockout rounds, in which the coaches each shed half of their 10-singer teams. While the evening included several breakthrough performances, the most notable was an act of musical suicide...

    October 31, 2012 9:25 AM ET
  • Avery Wilson Knocked Out on 'The Voice'

    Avery Wilson Knocked Out on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    Last night's whoa moment on The Voice was the sudden surprise of pick-to-win teen triple-threat Avery Wilson footworking himself right out of the competition. Wilson did Chris Brown's "Yeah 3X," dancing up such a storm that he...

    October 30, 2012 11:35 AM ET
  • 'Titanium' Throwdown on 'The Voice'

    'Titanium' Throwdown on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    Alas, the battle rounds are through – but the knockout rounds start next week, and they are, judging by the promo reel, the same thing but more serious. But never mind that: last night's biggest moment was getting...

    October 24, 2012 9:35 AM ET
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