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  • Modern Irish fare always in play at Disney's Raglan Road

    Modern Irish fare always in play at Disney's Raglan Road
    Irish chef Kevin Dundon chuckles thinking about how most American's celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Green beer? No way. Corned beef and cabbage? Not on his menu. Dundon, 45, is one of Ireland's most celebrated culinary talents and a partner in the...
  • Showcasing an album in concert

    Showcasing an album in concert
    When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
  • PASSINGS: Steve Bridges, Ronnie Montrose, Edna Milton Chadwell, Carl Q. Christol, Tina Strobos, Terri Dial

    PASSINGS: Steve Bridges, Ronnie Montrose, Edna Milton Chadwell, Carl Q. Christol, Tina Strobos, Terri Dial
    Steve Bridges Impersonator of George W. Bush Steve Bridges, 48, a comic actor and impersonator who was best known for his mimicry of President George W. Bush and appeared alongside the chief executive at the 2006 White House Correspondents Assn. dinner,...
  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
  • 'Sweet Joe' Russell dies at 72; singer with the Persuasions

    'Sweet Joe' Russell dies at 72; singer with the Persuasions
    "Sweet Joe" Russell, who spent half a century harmonizing with the Persuasions, an influential vocal group widely regarded as the "kings of a cappella," has died. He was 72. Russell died May 5 in a Brooklyn hospice after a long struggle with diabetes,...
  • Don Kirshner dies at 76; music mogul

    Don Kirshner dies at 76; music mogul
    Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
  • James Moody dies at 85; jazz saxophonist and flutist

    James Moody dies at 85; jazz saxophonist and flutist
    James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer. His...
  • Video premiere: Chieftains and the Low Anthem's 'School Days Over'

     
    The Chieftains and the Low Anthem's 'School Days Over': A new video featuring the Low Anthem and the Chieftains premieres on Pop & Hiss. Ireland's Chieftains collaborate with Rhode Island's Low Anthem on the song "School Days Over."...
  • Musical moments with U.S. presidents

     
    President Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office....
  • Joe Smith's candid artist talks heading to Library of Congress

     
    Classic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
  • Chatting with The Chieftains' Paddy Maloney: The band's 50 years and the future

     
    With the 50th anniversary of quintessential traditional Irish band The Chieftains looming, founder Paddy Maloney knew a commemorative album needed to be done. But Maloney says he wasn’t particularly interested in looking back. The Chieftains, with...
  • 1970s hard rock guitarist dies two months before Sellersville Theater show

     
    A 1970s hard rock guitarist whose eponymously named band helped launched the career of Sammy Hagar has died, just two months before a scheduled show at Sellersville Theater 1894. Ronnie Montrose, whose band Montrose featured Hagar as its singer, died........