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Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris’ Loose Cattle Releases “Pony Girl” Trunk Song From ‘Fun Home’ >>

'Fun Home' is one of the most popular shows on Broadway today. However, there is one song from the show that many fans have not heard in full, until now. Actor Michael Cerveris ('Hedwig and The Angry Inch,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins') has recorded one of the show’s trunk songs to life with the help of his country band, Loose Cattle. The track, “Pony Girl,” is only heard in part in the show as as a 45 second a cappella lullaby. Now, Loose Cattle has released an all new music video for the track.

American Psycho the Musical

Duncan Sheik talks ‘American Psycho the Musical’ Music Origins >>

'American Psycho the Musical' began previews this past Thursday. The new musical stars Ben Walker, Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano and features musics and lyrics by 'Spring Awakening’s' Duncan Sheik. Recently, the Tony Award winning musician opened up about the origins of the music.

Chris Daughtry

‘Passion Live’ Music Producer Talks Trisha Yearwood, Seal and Chris Daughtry >>

Tonight Fox’s 'The Passion Live' musical event is finally here. The all new special brought to America from the Netherlands use pop music to tell the story of Christ. The story will be narrated by Tyler Perry and stars Jencarlos Canela as Jesus Christ, Chris Daughtry as Judas Iscariot, Prince Royce as Peter, Trisha Yearwood as Mother Mary and Seal as Pontius Pilate. Recently the show’s music producer Adam Anders opened up about the cast.

Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan and Kevin Doyle

Composer John Lunn Relases Downton Abbey Ultimate Collection >>

Fans may soon have to deal with their much-beloved television series, Downton Abbey, coming to an end, but at least the can comfort themselves in the knowledge that the show's composer John Lunn has released a double album of the Downton's most unforgettable music.

Ben Carson: 5 Reasons Why the Republican Presidential Candidate Would Be a Great Pick

Dr Ben Carson Talks Love for Classical Baroque Music >>

We got a little bit of insight into the mind of one the world's brightest neurosurgeons thinks to Anderson Cooper and the good people of of South Carolina. During CNN’s Wednesday night town hall event is Greenville South Carolina, the Silver Fox spoke with Republican Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson about a host of issues including criminal justice reform and national defense. Carson also opened up about his love for classical baroque music and playing pool.

When Football and Music Collide at Northwestern and Notre Dame

When Football and Music Collide at Northwestern and Notre Dame >>

On Saturday, Notre Dame and Northwestern University will face each other for the first time since Northwestern’s famous upset win against ND in 1995. Perhaps the most memorable play in that game involved NU's Dave Beazley running for a touchdown, straight into the Fighting Irish marching band.

A Question for Sports Fanatics: What If Music Was Our National Pastime? >>

If sports didn't exist, we would have to find some other activity to focus our energies on as a community. It seems to be a deep-seated need in the human psyche to engage in one meaningful, shared activity. And I'm wondering if there was a time when music could have been that shared activity, instead of sports. Did we miss our opportunity?

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