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The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Ben Folds!

Today Ben Folds celebrates his 46th birthday, and we rock along with him. I’ve always liked Ben — his mix of emotional and geeky songs appeals to me, as do his guts in naming his three-piece band “Ben Folds Five.” Let’s check a few classic performances by the man and (at times) his [...]

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Was 20 Years Ago Today

On April 20, 1992, a veritable “Who’s Who” (and, in a few cases, “Who’s That?”) played before 72,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury and to raise funds for The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organization that is still active today. Tickets sold out three hours after they [...]

The Late Movies: Muppets Singing Classic Songs

For your viewing pleasure, here are fourteen great Muppets performances — some involving the original artists! Danny Boy The three least articulate Muppets share their brilliant, touching interpretation of “Danny Boy.” While My Guitar Gently Weeps Floyd performs a touching cover, alone on the fire escape. School’s Out Alice Cooper, some pyrotechnics, and a host of Halloween-ish Muppets tear it up! Stand [...]