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Ethel Waters

First Nighter: 'After Midnight' Is a Revue You Absolutely Mustn't Miss

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Why go on about the spectacular After Midnight, other than to say that for pure entertainment it comes as near being worth every penny charged as anything does in this gold-plated ticket era of ours?

Dog Ears Music: 'Don't Go Near the Water' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by The Beach Boys, Beck, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Passion Pit, Phosphorescent, National Philharmonic Orchestra, and more

Moline Loves Paul Simon, Plus Chatting With Bill Wyman, American Idol's James Durbin and Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although it seems that Paul Simon has been on the road frequently over the last few years, his latest tour seems much more date-packed as he heralds his latest and one of the best albums of his career, So Beautiful Or So What.

Frozen in Time

George Heymont | Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

How do we honor the dead artistically? In some cases, we commission artists and architects to erect monuments to the memories of those we have lost.

Michael Feinstein: Top-of-the-Heap Singer, Equally Important Music Archivist-Historian

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

If Michael Feinstein's American Songbook accomplishes anything -- it indisputably does -- it's that his commitment to the task of perpetuating the music is at least equal to his devotion to performing.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 153

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we review tracks from As Tall As Lions, The Emotions, Two Cow Garage, Ethel Waters, and other artists.