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  • In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy

    In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy
    In 2007, legendary singer Etta James was booked for the PAETEC Jazz Festival in downtown Baltimore. I interviewed her a few weeks before the show -- but she later had to back out due to health problems. Here is part of the interview, which was never...
  • 'The X-Factor' recap: Potential, not obvious talent, the key to getting through

    'The X-Factor' recap: Potential, not obvious talent, the key to getting through
    THE SKINNY: More auditions. It was basically the same show as the first two, with more talent than the second but no where near what the first had. There was actual drama between the judges not agreeing on talent, and Fox wisely saved it for last. The...
  • 50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning
    Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows. HEAVY...
  • Review of musical "Pussycat" at Broward Stage Door Theatre

    Review of musical "Pussycat" at Broward Stage Door Theatre
    It really should not work. “What’s New Pussycat? The Soundtrack of an Era,” through Sept. 28 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, should be a cheese platter, a real clunker where oldies but goodies go to die, die, die a...
  • 1960s music returns in Broward Stage Door Theatre show

    1960s music returns in Broward Stage Door Theatre show
    Michael Leeds and Kevin Black fell in love with the music of the 1960s. It may have started with a mutual affection for Burt Bacharach, but the affair soon grew to include Dusty Springfield, Etta James, the Supremes, Ray Charles, Simon and Garfunkel,...
  • Into the ether with Greil Marcus' ' History of Rock 'n' Roll'

    Into the ether with Greil Marcus' ' History of Rock 'n' Roll'
    "Once a song has gone into the ether, it never disappears," Greil Marcus remarks in "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs." But it never reappears in quite the same form, either. A song like "Money (That's What I Want)" means something entirely...
  • Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act

    Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act
    What's up with all the wildly talented musical sister acts these days? There's First Aid Kit from Sweden and Indiana's Lily & Madeleine. There's Lennon and Maisy Stella, real-life singing siblings who play fictional ones on the ABC drama series...
  • Come out and enjoy the summer concert series

    The summer fun is just beginning for the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Rockville Bank Foundation. The series is presented by the South Windsor Parks and Recreational Department. Various bands will perform every Thursday until Aug. 14 at the...
  • Review: Nicholas Rodriguez at Orlando Cabaret Festival

    Review: Nicholas Rodriguez at Orlando Cabaret Festival
    Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
  • Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'

    Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is “Chicago’s Golden Soul.” Currently playing at Black Ensemble Theater, the energetic and informative show is a revue of the many songs recorded in Chicago during the city’s heyday as a soul...
  • No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna

    No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna
    A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys. Perhaps...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!

    'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!
    "American Idol" handed out a few final golden tickets -- 21 of them, to be precise -- as it wrapped up its Season 13 auditions on Thursday in Omaha. Along the way, Keith Urban reconnected with an old pal he hadn't seen in years, Harry Connick Jr. had...