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I Hear America Singing (Sometimes It's the Blues)

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News
Paula Gordon

I heard America singing on Sunday night. Bluesman extraordinaire* Buddy Guy's music rang like the flip-side of Walt Whitman's famous poem. Whitman i...

Remembering Prince

Michael Mauldin | Posted 04.22.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

Although the shock and disbelief was instant, the lingering effect resembles that of an actual family member. I was a fan of his music and admired his talents, but I can't help think of the meaningful times that our career paths crossed and complimented each other dating all the way back to 1978.

How David Bowie Saved Me From Upper Class Iranian Society

Setareh Sabety | Posted 01.12.2017 | Women
Setareh Sabety

Rock and roll in general, and David Bowie, in particular, helped me transition out of the hypocritical society where my parents dwelled. I got into Bowie around the same time I started questioning the upper class Iranian society of the seventies.

Holiday Happenings at Toronto's Two Tiered Theatres

Bryen Dunn | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment
Bryen Dunn

The Elgin and Winter Theatres are Toronto's most unique performance spaces in the city. This Double-Decker venue was built in 1913 and originally known as Loew's Yonge Street Theatre. The Winter Garden closed in 1928 and remained vacant for half-a-century, while the Elgin remained open as the Imperial 6 movie theatre.

Doc Pomus Music Celebrated Tonight at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.01.2014 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Pomus was quite simply one of the most brilliant songwriters of all time, writing "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "Viva Las Vegas," and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his 65 years than many of us could in several lifetimes.

Summer's Here and the Time Is Right for Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Tuesday June 26 marks the beginning of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing series, now in its 24th season. The series kicks off A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

Black Keys Drummer RIPS Nickelback

Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

Patrick Carney was in more of an "Attack & Release" than a "Brothers" mood when his recent discussion with Rolling Stone turned to the current malaise...

Great Rock & Roll Reads for the Fall

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Holly Cara Price

As we leave summer 2011 behind, it's time to curl up with a good book, remembering some of the moments that brought us to where we are currently in music and pop culture.

Chuck Berry Statue Installed After Controversy

University City, MO Patch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

The man considered "The Father of Rock and Roll" now has a permanent tribute to him in University City. An 8 foot bronze statue of Chuck Berry was in...

Interview: Visionary Entertainer Josh Charles

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
2morrowknight

"When you write a song, you never know how it will evolve," Charles said. "I've been approached by people who are recovering from cancer and they have shared stories with me of how 'Healing Time' has helped them."