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  • Rock Stars Die in Plane Crash, Feb. 3, 1959

     
    [Note: Here's a repost of an item from two years ago... lrh] Ritchie Valens' Roots Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1987 Los Angeles Times file photo Ritchie Valens, 1941 - 1959 By GREGG BARRIOS WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- "I still remember......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Takin' the auditions to Texas

     
    On Wednesday night, “American Idol” trekked out to Austin, Texas, where it found that the “everything’s bigger in Texas” slogan may or may not apply to talent, but judging from the batch of contestants we saw in a mercifully...
  • Blues rocker, heavy metal band, soft rocker and funk icon to play SteelStacks

     
    Blues rock icon John Mayall, soft rocker Edwin McCain, funk and soul jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker and 1980s heavy metal band Kix will play the planned Musikfest Café at SteelStacks in its first few months, ArtsQuest just announced. Also, the......
  • Orie Jury Halts Deliberations Over Allegedly Altered Documents.

     
    So This Can't Possibly Be Good. From The Post-Gazette: The jury in the trial of state Sen. Jane Orie was ordered to suspend deliberations late this morning after the prosecution accused the defense of having submitted fraudulent documents among its......
  • Ray Charles live in L.A. in 1964 recording due April 5 in expanded reissue

     
    A recording of Ray Charles performing at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1964 will be issued on CD for the first time with the April 5 release of “Ray Charles Live in Concert.” The original 12-song LP, which......
  • Tyler Perry has a big night at the NAACP Image Awards

     
    His adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Euf,” titled “For Colored Girls” on the big screen, won best picture and best director honors, and claimed a supporting actress prize at the...
  • Bryan Adams, at State Theatre, plays straight from the heart -- again

     
    Days short of a year after Canadian soft-rocker Bryan Adams played a wonderful sold-out show at Allentown’s Symphony Hall, he came Sunday to a sold-out State Theatre in Easton, 18 miles away, and played largely the same show. And again......
  • Album review: 'Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles' with Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis featuring Norah Jones

     
    Two years after the Red Headed Stranger and one of the prime purveyors and chief defenders of New Orleans culture collaborated in 2007 at New York’s Lincoln Center for “Two Men With the Blues,” Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis...
  • FFF 2011 movie review: Steve Winwood, English Soul

     
    It isn't easy to squeeze a four-act career and life into the three act format of a BBC music documentary. Thus, we're treated to Steve Winwood's choirboy learning on the church organ childhood, his devotion to Southern soul singer Ray Charles — &#...
  • Scott Stapp accepts future with Creed, solo, with arms wide open

     
    Scott Stapp doesn’t shy from the fact that his time with his post-grunge group Creed led him into a dark world of substance abuse, bad behavior and, eventually, a band break-up. He battled addictions to prescription drugs and alcohol, and......
  • Melbourne woman a contender on ‘The Voice’

     
    The first dozen of 32 contestants taking part on "The Voice" include Tarralyn Ramsey, an R&B/soul singer from Melbourne. She will be part of Christina Aguilera's team on the NBC singing contest, which debuted Tuesday. NBC will rerun the show at 9 tonight....
  • Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson items on display for Hard Rock's 40th

    Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson items on display for Hard Rock's 40th
    A rolling museum of music history wheeled through Seattle today – with some precious artifacts from the early days of rock-and-roll. A truck trailer that came to Seattle was filled with famous guitars, historic clothing, unique personal items and...