| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:23 PM
The Ferguson Center has been red hot when it comes to oldies shows recently. ZZ Top, Smokey Robinson, Darlene Love and Joan Jett have all played the Newport News theater in 2013. With today's announcement that Crosby, Stills & Nash are coming in March, it...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, his longtime friend B.B. King, considered one of the most successful and influential blues singers of the 20th century, praised Bland not just for the blues...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the "Twilight" films and the "Nurse Jackie" television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Linda Ronstadt fans invoke words such as “shameful,” “incomprehensible” and, as Don Henley put it recently, “another travesty” when they talk about her absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for which she been...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work.
But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:44 AM
What is rock 'n' roll, one may ask upon seeing the names Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel on this year’s list of finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do any of them truly rock, let alone roll? Or is...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In terms of critical plaudits or recent exposure, Three Dog Night may not be the biggest name at this year's OC Fair Summer Concert Series.
Still, by one mathematical formula, it's the most successful act in rock history.
In 2007, when statistician...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:30 PM
After making the festival rounds over the past year, including New York's Stony Brook Film Festival where it won the grand prize in August, 2012, "AKA Doc Pomus," about the songwriter behind such hits as "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment"...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:23 PM
One of the greatest R&B/pop singers of all time and the biggest-selling instrumentalist ever will play Sands Bethlehem Event Center in December, the venue just announced. Smokey Robinson, who has sung on 20 Top 10 R&B albums and 39 Top......
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Grits and Glamour celebrated the completion of its CD "Dos Divas" in a relaxing way. The duo -- comprised of country music stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan -- took a trip to Mexico. "We went with our husbands on a couples' getaway to celebrate the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Stephen Stills' new blues band The Rides will headline the latest benefit concert for Cal State Northridge-based radio station KCSN FM (88.5) on Nov. 3 at the university's Valley Performing Arts Center.
In addition to Stills' band, which includes...