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First Nighter: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is Beautiful Where It Counts

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Before we get to what's wrong with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim, let's establish what's so right that it instantly joins the ranks of irresistible jukebox tuners Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical and Mamma Mia.

Barry Manilow's New Musical Based on 'Backstreet Boys of the 1920s'

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

After more than a decade of rewrites, soft starts and business snafus, the pair will open Harmony -- A New Musical, at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre on September 6.

Requited Love

David Protess | Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Relationships can trigger ripple effects that transcend time and place, leaving behind the painful illusion of unrequited love -- including puppy love. Learning this was Sherry's greatest gift to me.

Why I Can't Forget The Night My Brother Turned 16

Doug Bradley | Posted 03.29.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Being 16 years old in Philadelphia in the late 1950s had to be one of the coolest things ever, one of those generational defining moments that separate some of us from the rest of us. At least it was for my older brother.

"Rockabilly Filly" Rosie Flores Makes Janis Martin's Sweet Dreams Come True

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

As soon as I popped the preview copy of Janis Martin: The Blanco Sessions into my computer, I knew Rosie Flores had produced a masterpiece.

The Band and the Bandstand (Part 2)

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

My obsession with Dylan and the Band was rewarded when they launched a concert tour in the winter of 1974, Dylan's first tour in eight years! Ticket prices were steep -- we paid $9.50 apiece.

Dick Clark's Business Lesson

Nelson Davis | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Nelson Davis

Unbridled enthusiasm is a success magnet. While many people of his age were eyeing a rocking chair, Dick was fishing for opportunities.

The Band and the Bandstand (Part 1)

Doug Bradley | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Bradley

Two of my life's guideposts, American Bandstand and The Band, drew their last breaths a week ago with the deaths of Dick Clark and Levon Helm. Now the bandstand is less full, the songs less soothing, the beat a little harder to dance to...

Certain Deaths Hit Harder

Michele Willens | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I am surprised at how sad I have felt since learning of Dick Clark's death.

When Do You Know That Your Moment Has Passed?

Brett Greene | Posted 06.20.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

We all have these moments in life where we see we're not the person we used to be, or the scene is too big and not as full of passionate brothers-and-sisters-in-arms as it used to be. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

The Revolution Was Televised (Only We Didn't Know It)

Jerry Waxman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jerry Waxman

If Benny Goodman made big band swing jazz acceptable, then Dick Clark is the man who civilized rock and roll. He was the face of the new generation and we were all part of it.

Bandstand and the Headband

Lea Lane | Posted 06.20.2012 | TV
Lea Lane

I remember dressing the morning of the show, putting on my snappiest outfit, aware that the TV cameras would probably do head shots of the audience, as they often did in the smaller Philadelphia studio.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Barry Manilow Remembers Dick Clark

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 04.19.2012 | Celebrity

Broadcast legend Dick Clark, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 82, got his big break in 1956, hosting "Bob Horn's Bandstand" -- a show that woul...

Journalist Remembers Teenage Appearance On 'American Bandstand'

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The photo is over a half century old but the colors miraculously have not faded. The smiles of young Dick Clark and me are as bri...

Dick Clark's 'American Bandstand' Greatest Moments

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.18.2012 | TV

"American Bandstand," which the late Dick Clark hosted from 1956 to 1989, introduced new musical acts to generations of Americans during its decades-l...

Women React To Dick Clark's Death

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women

Dick Clark has died at age 82 of a heart attack, TMZ reports. The legendary TV and radio personality, best known for hosting programs "American Bandst...

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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From Heart to "Heartbreaker" and a Side of Canucks: Chatting With Loverboy's Mike Reno

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-06-29-Screenshot20110629at8.50.09AM.pngIt used to be everybody was "Working For The Weekend." Now, everybody is working on the weekend.

Woe-Is-A-Me-Bop: RIP Captain Beefheart

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Yesterday late afternoon it was announced that Don Van Vliet, AKA Captain Beefheart, had shuffled off this mortal coil at the age of 69. He would in f...

Jackson's Death Means We're All Older Now and Need to Sober Up

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us near-baby boomers and full-on baby boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut we weren't ready for.