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Indie Collaborative. Brimming with Diversity

Battersby Duo | Posted 01.21.2017 | Arts
Battersby Duo

The winter sun rose fast over a California morning, peeking above the San Gabriel mountain range, and bringing sunlight to the City of Angels. It was ...

The Night Bob Dylan Made Sense

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Twenty-four years ago, a concert predicted Dylan's future as a Nobel Laureate. Bob Dylan is officially the songwriter with the most bling. He's got p...

Happy Birthday Boss!

Steve Matoren | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

I just saw him play for 4 hours on the final stop of his 2016 River Tour in Foxboro, Massachusetts. He looked like he could go another 4. With his memoir, Born to Run, due out in a few days, The Boss, is finally ready to tell the world his entire story.

The Granny Groupie -Chasing Her Dreams and Her Band Across the Globe

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 09.26.2016 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

It was her husband David's terminal illness and passing away at the young age of 60 that started Sandy Caley thinking that she needed to be kind to herself and live life to the fullest. Now a "semi-retired" widow who lives alone in Nottinghamshire, England, after raising three sons, she was ready to chase her deepest, most passionate dreams.

John Hall Does It All

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Larry Dvoskin

John Hall co-wrote two of the most widely played songs on Top 40 radio during the 1970's that are still in constant rotation today. The hits "Still The One" and "Dance With Me." You may or may not connect the dots between the man, and the group he co-founded Orleans, but he is much more than this success story which alone would be a dream come true like winning the lottery for most musicians.

Getting Ready for the High Holidays with Bruce Springsteen

Rabbi David Kalb | Posted 09.20.2016 | Entertainment
Rabbi David Kalb

On September 14, Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band completed the River Tour in Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium. On August 30th, the Band finished their three-night run at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, in Bruce's beloved home state of New Jersey.

McCartney Plays Cupid at Philadelphia Concert

Laura Goldman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Laura Goldman

One Audubon, New Jersey couple will never forget the Paul McCartney concert at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park on July 12. Melissa Gray, an architec...

Billy Joel Scores A Home Run with Philadelphia Concert

Laura Goldman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Laura Goldman

Billy Joel performed on July 9 at Philadelphia's Citizen's Bank Park in front of a sold out crowd for the third year in a row. The artist explained hi...

Guitars, Ghosts and Rockstars! Inside the mind of Paul Reed Smith

Brett Berhoff | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Brett Berhoff

Brett Berhoff invites us for an exclusive backstage experience in his Legends of Music series where he spends time with the most inspiring minds from ...

Bohemian Renaissance Man: An Interview With Dr. Brian May, Rock Star And Astrophysicist

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

There are things known, and things unknown, and in between is Brian May.

For the Love of It: Lifelong Joy Through the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Summer is a time when many Americans make an effort to ease into a slower pace and reset their focus on personal passions that make them feel most ali...

Roadies, A Charmingly Offbeat Series About The Unsung Heroes Of Rock And Roll

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

With numerous film credits to his name today, Cameron Crowe brings his magic to the small screen with Roadies, premiering this Sunday on Showtime.

Remembering the Late Davy Jones on the 50th Anniversary of the Monkees

Erik Sharkey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

"Hey, hey, we're the Monkees!" This year marks the 50th anniversary of the phenomenon--you know, that show of an imaginary band that led to an actual band.

Film on the Rocks Turns Purple

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2016 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

The Red Rocks Amphitheater became a lavender sea as fans and their families filled the seats, squeezing close together to accommodate the record-breaking FOTR crowd; a sell-out at 9000 within 24 hours.

27 Fantastic Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.29.2017 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

You'll experience hipster and history, reds, whites, and, blues in these two Northern Virginia counties that showcase the most tragic, uplifting, and ...

Homage to Purple

Shan Wells | Posted 04.27.2017 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Chris Stapleton Fans Will Love The Magic Lightnin' Boys

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.20.2017 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

What's happened to the jam bands? Once the very foundation of American and British rock 'n roll, it's now become the exception, not the rule, to go to...

GRAY IN L.A.: The COACHELLA Of My Mind

Sabine Reichel | Posted 04.21.2017 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

No, I didn't actually go to COACHELLA, that rather pretentious yet prestigious SoCal rock fest for the badly dressed and desperately with-it-crowd. I hadn't planned to either, and would have had to be paid to lure me there.

The 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Was Far Out

Tom Murro | Posted 04.16.2017 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

Like every other kid who grew up during the glory days of rock and roll. I played air guitar + dreamed of being on the cover of the Rolling Stone. And if I couldn't do that, I wanted to hang out with people who did. I wanted to be with the band.

Steve Miller Rails Against Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame At Induction Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.09.2016 | Entertainment

"The Joker" singer was definitely not joking this time. After playing at his induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night, le...

Nile Rodgers, Duran Duran, Xperimento

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 04.08.2017 | Miami
Christina Oxenberg

I met Nile Rodgers winter of 1991. I was newly divorced and freshly hooked up with a hot-ass boyfriend with a ponytail and a bass guitar.

Audi Is Trying To Sell Intelligence As the New Rock And Roll, But This Punk Ain't Buying It.

Maxwell Barna | Posted 04.06.2017 | Business
Maxwell Barna

Iggy Pop was punk rock before the world knew what punk rock was. He and his band, The Stooges, are credited with being one of the most influential roc...

The Rock and Roll Superintendent Making a Difference

Margaret Moodian | Posted 03.30.2017 | Education
Margaret Moodian

Southern California's Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) is one of the poorest school districts in the United States, with most families...

From NPR's Latino USA: Latino Heroes of Rock & Roll

Latino USA | Posted 03.29.2017 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

When we talk about what made rock & roll as we know it, the most common answer is: a mixture of R&B, a predominantly black genre, and country, a predominantly white genre. We explore the Latino influences that helped shape rock & roll, and we profile unsung Latino rock artists who had a hand in crafting this new sound--which is not as black and white as many think.

Becoming a Brand New Man and a Best-Selling Author

Don McNay | Posted 03.18.2017 | Home
Don McNay

My goal was to write the best book ever written by someone considering weight loss surgery. That's a subjective goal, but I gave it everything I had and was not going to turn it over to the public until there was nothing I could do to make it better.