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The Great Songwriter And Producer Bob Crewe Dies At 82

Charles Alexander | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

Crewe, one of the most successful songwriters and producers in pop-music history, died on Thursday at 82 after a long illness. It's a personal loss for me, because I got to know Crewe a bit when I helped produce and write liner notes for a box set of Four Seasons' hits in 2007.

From Eagles to Jersey Boys: Interviews With Irving Azoff and Bob Gaudio, Plus a John Mark Nelson Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The current "History of the Eagles'" tour -- via music and anecdotes -- traces the various chapters of this important American band, journaling its climb from salad days to huge international success.

Frankie Valli On Elvis, 'Jersey Boys' And The Tragedy He'll Never Get Over

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Francesco Stephen Castelluccio -- Frankie Valli -- knew what he wanted to do for a living by the time he turned seven. It just took the magic of one performer -- Frank Sinatra -- who stood up on the stage of the Paramount Theater in New York City to reel him into dreaming of a singing career that would change the course of his life.

Awash in Nostalgia

George Heymont | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Some people believe that hindsight is 20/20. I think it's warped by sentimentality, wishful thinking, and rose-colored glasses. Whether one listens to Betty Buckley singing "Memory" from Cats, or Barbra Streisand's version of the title song from 1973's The Way We Were, memory tends to play tricks on clarity.

Motown & The Hitmen: Conversations with Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Ryan, and Sarah Sample

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mike Ragogna: Smokey, there's so much to go over, but let's begin with your new album for Cracker Barrel, Now And Then. Can you tell us about the project?