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  • The creative stew that was Bronzeville

    The creative stew that was Bronzeville
    On Nov. 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones paid tribute to black history at the Checkerboard Lounge on East 43rd Street. In town for concerts at the then-Rosemont Horizon, the famed rock group made a pilgrimage to the South Side, where their musical style and...
  • 10/10/10: Ten great songs about drinking (and five others about sobering up)

     
    It’s a fool's game, trying to pick 10 songs about one of popular music’s most reliable topics: alcohol, and the joy and pain it begets. It’s a topic that could fill volumes -– song and the drink -– so to......
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts for the coming week 1. THIN LIZZY A week after St. Patrick’s Day, it’s appropriate to have one of the greatest Irish bands of all time playing the area. Perhaps Thin Lizzy isn’t as......
  • An Appreciation: Etta James

     
    Etta James appreciation: Simple lyrics took on deeper meaning when sung by Etta James. Her unmatched song styling helped bring West Coast R&B to prominence....
  • Fabulous Thunderbirds show the best of what Levitt Pavilion's all about

     
    For the myriad things great about the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks on the ArtsQuest campus in South Bethlehem, the one bad thing – that it’s uncovered and the shows are held rain or shine – threatened the Saturday’s opening of the.....
  • Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond

    Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond
    As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk. Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
  • Harrisburg faith leaders hold prayer vigil for victims of gun violence

    Harrisburg faith leaders hold prayer vigil for victims of gun violence
    Members of the Harrisburg Chapter of Heeding God's Call led a prayer vigil in memory of two people who lost their lives to gun violence last week. The vigil was held on the 100 block of Beaver Road in Paxtonia, where 31-year-old Travis Vogelsong was shot...
  • 75 Years Young: This is Buddy Guy

    75 Years Young: This is Buddy Guy
    If there's such a sound as "authentic" Chicago blues, there's one player, one man, one artist who still delivers that musical genre like no one else. Buddy Guy is now the nation's most influential blues guitarist. He's won six Grammys, he's in the Rock...
  • 21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?

    21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?
    You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
  • 'House' star Hugh Laurie explores New Orleans' blues tradition

    Hugh Laurie's got the blues -- and he wouldn't have it any other way. The British-born actor may be best known to millions in the title role of the hit Fox medical drama "House," but Laurie fans have known for years that he has formidable musical chops...
  • The Blues

    The Blues
    After this day, Chicago blues--and by extension the popular music of the last half of the 20th Century--would never be the same. McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters, already was famous as the singer and guitarist most responsible for bringing the...
  • Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll

    Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll
    Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...