| May 4, 2012
Character actor often played the 'heavy'
George Murdock, 81, a veteran character actor who had a recurring role as Lt. Scanlon on the television sitcom "Barney Miller" and played God in the 1989 film "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,"...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Jimmie Vaughan is one of the great guitarists of the last 30-40 years, though you might not know it – he’s not about calling attention to himself. He’s about substance and economy rather than excess and showmanship.
In every context...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk.
Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 4:23 AM
Perhaps blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd can be forgiven for putting out just one studio album in the past 12 years. It’s not like he didn’t play music. He has toured often, and in 2007 put out the acclaimed “10......
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Any non-believers in the powers of blues guitarist extraordinaire Buddy Guy could have been converted in the first 10 minutes of his show Sunday at Allentown Symphony Hall. Guy opened to a standing ovation from the smallish crowd of 600......
| Nov 20, 2011
| 4:23 PM
For anyone wondering how singer/songwriter Ron Pope has a song that gets 20 million views on YouTube and is played on the FOX-TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” while he remains unsigned and a virtual unknown – playing......
| May 25, 2012
| 5:58 AM
For a third straight year, DJ Chris Cowles will be on the airwaves, playing seven straight hours of some of the best music ever recorded.
Cowles’ show, which he co-hosts with fellow radio personality Tom Shaker, is called the “Soulsville...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:25 PM
If you didn’t know better, you’d think Lady Gaga was in the house and the kids were piling in to catch a glance.
But these kids are different. Sure, they’ve got guitars strapped over their shoulders and anticipation in their eyes....
| Sep 23, 2009
| 11:30 AM
Howard and the White Boys
2009 Kane County Oktoberfest
Kane County Fairgrounds
525 South Randall Road
Appearing Friday at 8:30 p.m.
It's been six years since Chicago blues veterans Howard & the...
| May 19, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Before the Top 3 turn into the Final 2, we asked them for three pivotal albums that serve as the soundtrack to their lives. On this round: Casey James, who chose Lynyrd Skynyrdâs second album, âSecond Helping,â Pearl Jamâs breakout record, âTen,...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Showbiz is supposed to be a young person's game, even though the shelf-life for every new Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga grows shorter and shorter every year. But if you look around, you start to notice that our favorite geezers......
| Aug 7, 2008
Musicians have learned to downscale their expectations for TV exposure these days. Those lucky enough to score any might get a song spotlighted in a TV show or commercial. If they make the cut for one of the late-night talk shows, it's typically one...