Thom Duffy

Special Features Editor

In two decades with Billboard, Thom Duffy has reported from the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.  He is currently Billboard special features editor. He has published commentary and journalism on music, politics, the environment and education in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and other media.

Jimmy Cliff To Celebrate Brooklyn! in June

Jimmy Cliff To Celebrate Brooklyn! in June

Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff will open the 34th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Series, one the nation’s longest-running free summer festivals, on June 5 in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Super Bowl Goes Organic Thanks To Farm Aid

Super Bowl Goes Organic Thanks To Farm Aid

Concessions at the 2012 Super Bowl, for the first time, will serve organic food, sourced through Farm Aid, the music-industry-backed group supporting  American farmers. Co-founded in 1985 by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, with Dave Matthew later joining its board, Farm Aid has raised more than $39 million for U.S. farmers
Farm Aid: Making a Difference Since 1985

Farm Aid: Making a Difference Since 1985

This is what the music business has long known about Farm Aid: On one day, each year, since 1985, Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp have gathered an all-star roster of musicians for a high-profile benefit concert to support the men and women who help feed America.
Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees

About Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Feature

Billboard's Women in Music feature in our Power Players series recognizes the female executives who drive our business forward with vision, dedication and hard work. For the third consecutive year, this list was compiled using a Web-based nomination system to make the process as open and inclusive as possible.
Backbeat: Manny's Auctioning Michael Jackson Self-Portrait, Elvis's First Guitar, Rare Beatles Pix

Backbeat: Manny's Auctioning Michael Jackson Self-Portrait, Elvis's First Guitar, Rare Beatles Pix

"I'm in heaven when I'm shopping at Manny's," David Byrne wrote atop his publicity photo, a campy image of the Talking Heads singer floating in the clouds. This and other unique memorabilia, including Elvis Presley's first guitar, a Mercedes owned by John Lennon, original Jimi Hendrix paintings and a Michael Jackson self-portrait are some of the items NYC's famed Manny's music store will offer-up at Guernsey's Rock & Roll Auction Sept. 24 and 25.

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