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  • Big Guava Music Festival opens at soggy Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa

    Big Guava Music Festival opens at soggy Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa
    At the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, a glass case contains the guitar that Richie Havens played at the original Woodstock, a festival remembered both for its mud and music. About a mile away, fans at the inaugural Big Guava Music Festival on...
  • Powder Ridge Rock Festival: Most Famous Concert That Never Happened?

    Powder Ridge Rock Festival: Most Famous Concert That Never Happened?
    Pop quiz: What's the most famous concert that ever happened? Most people would probably say Woodstock, the blow-out 1969 festival that symbolised and crystalised the hippie dream and the counterculture of the era. Ok — this next question's a...
  • The DP List: Musical memories from Bay Days

    The DP List: Musical memories from Bay Days
    Bay Days music has been essentially local for a few years now so newcomers may be surprised to know that famous musicians once stormed though downtown Hampton every September. Willie Nelson, Ruth Brown, George Clinton, Toby Keith, The Georgia...
  • Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act

    Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act
    Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72. His...
  • Will.i.am admits using EDM hit for his own 'Let's Go'

    Who would have ever suspected that the guy behind "The Time (Dirty Bit)" would play fast and loose with using other artists' material? Will.i.am's new single with Chris Brown, "Let's Go," met with instant derision from EDM fans for its note-for-note...
  • Ukulele Advocate: Richard Barone's Tiny Tim

    It’s just been announced that Richard Barone, leader of underrated New Wave band The Bongos (“In the Congo”) will be playing CafĂ© Nine on April 25. This illustrious booking will be cause for further praise and analysis as the date...
  • When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM

    When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM
    In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
  • Arts on TV: Anna Deavere Smith; civil rights songs; Dudamel

     
    “Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE: "Let Me Down Easy": Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences....
  • Review: 'Listen, Whitey!' and 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'

     
    'Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974' and 'Soundtrack for a Revolution' recall the push for social change....
  • Orlando@50+, an AARP convention all about movies and entertainment

     
    Whoopi Goldberg will be here. And Rob Reiner, showing “Flipped” and talking to conventioneers about his 60s period piece. The Orlando@50+ AARP convention coming here at the end Sept. 30-Oct. 2 has lots of older music acts — B.B. King,...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    The Top 5 Concerts of the Coming week: 1. THE CARS Ric Ocasek, front man for the new wave group The Cars, was quoted nine years after their 1988 split as saying they would never reunite. But in fall 2009,......