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1 hr ago | TheCelebrityCafe

Up and coming star Dan Stevens leaves 'Downton Abbey' for Hollywood

You might recognize posh actor Dan Stevens from the PBS drama Downton Abbey but Stevens is leaving the Abbey in hopes of a Hollywood film career. The British actor stars as the action hero in the upcoming film The Guest , which can be described as an action thriller mystery comedy film.


Related Topix: Dan Stevens, You're Next

5 hrs ago | The Sparta Independent

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters to bring the blues

One of the finest blues guitarists to emerge during the '80s, Ronnie Earl often straddled the line between blues and jazz, with touches of soul and rock. The Broadcasters are an exceptional contemporary blues band.


Related Topix: Ronnie Earl, Muddy Waters, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito: Legendary music archivist Strachwitz gets documentary treatment

Chris Strachwitz, the longtime kingpin of Down Home Music and Arhoolie Records on the Richmond-El Cerrito border on San Pablo Avenue, is getting his story told in "This Ain't No Mouse Music," a new documentary premiering this week. The 92-minute documentary screens at 7 p.m. Sept.


Related Topix: El Cerrito, CA, San Pablo, CA, Berkeley, CA, Mance Lipscomb, Pop/Rock, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

9 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

MTV European Music Awards Nominations Announced

It hasn't even been a month since the MTV VMAs happened, but it's already time for the MTV EMAs -- the European Music Awards. The nominees have now been revealed and as usual, pop and hip-hop have eclipsed the rock division in number, but there are still a couple of hard-hitting categories left.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Black Keys

10 hrs ago | Reuters

Yusuf/Cat Stevens announces new album, Europe-North American tour

Singer-songwriter Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, has announced a new album and a tour that will take him to Britain, Canada and, for the first time since 1976, to the United States. Yusuf's first new studio album in five years, "Tell 'Em I'm Gone", will be released on October 27, his record label Sony announced.


Related Topix: Cat Stevens, Pop/Rock, Charlie Musselwhite, Boston, NY

14 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Donald Trump: I 'May' Save Atlantic City After All

Real estate mogul Donald Trump says he may start investing in the embattled Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino and hotel industry again. The television personality's name graces the Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Plaza, owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., but he left the company in 2009.


Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, Taj Mahal

19 hrs ago | Onward State

Those Darlins to Play at Chronic Town

Looking for a Thursday night date that won't bore someone to pieces? Skip the awkward dinner-and-a-pregame combo and hit a concert instead. Nashville-based band Those Darlins will play at Chronic Town this Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: Those Darlins, The Black Keys, Pop/Rock

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield


Today's Birthdays: Blues singer B.B. King is 89. Singer Betty Kelly of Martha and the Vandellas is 70. Drummer Kenney Jones is 66. Actress Susan Ruttan is 66. Actor Ed Begley Junior is 65. Singer David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 64. Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh is 61. Actor Christopher Rich is 61. TV weatherman Mark McEwen is 60. Singer Frank Reed of The Chi-Lites is 60. Illusionist David Copperfield is 58. Actor Mickey Rourke is 58. Country singer Terry McBride is 56. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 56. Actress Jayne Brook is 54. Singer Richard Marx is 51. Comedian Molly Shannon is 50. Singer Marc Anthony is 46. Comedian Amy Poehler is 43. Singer Musiq is 37. Rapper Flo Rida is 35. Actress Alexis Bledel is 33. Actress Sabrina Bryan is 30. Actress Madeline Zima is 29. Actor Ian Harding is 28. Actress Kyla Pratt is 28. Singer Teddy Geiger is 26. Musician Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is ... (more)


Related Topix: B.B. King, Black Entertainment, Soul, The Who, Pop/Rock, L.A. Law, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Experience Hendrix - All-star ensemble pays homage

Are you experienced? That's the question asked by a 25-year-old electric guitar pioneer on the title track of his 1967 album 'Are You Experienced.' Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix died only a few short years later.


Related Topix: Music!, Rainbow Bridge, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Jimi Hendrix, Clearwater, FL, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Opinion

Mud Morganfield honors Muddy Waters with new album, 'For Pops'

The list of artists who were inspired by their father's love of music is seemingly endless. Many a musician cites their father's record collection as the genesis seed that took root and came to fruition in the career of the son or daughter.


Related Topix: Muddy Waters, Kim Wilson, Pop/Rock


Exclusive: Listen to 'Vampire Diaries' star...

Vampire Diaries star Michael Malarkey is set to release a 5-song EP, Feed the Flames , on Oct. 12; the title track will debut on iTunes Sept. 16. "As far as my songwriting goes, I became infatuated with Tom Waits after graduating high school, specifically Rain Dogs and The Heart of Saturday Night," Malarkey tells Billbaord.


Related Topix: Vampire News, Entertainment, Tom Waits

Los Angeles Times

'The Simpsons': Five memorable moments from the Hollywood Bowl

Actor Hank Azaria on stage Friday as "Duffman," in "The Simpsons Take the Bowl" concert at the Hollywood. "The Simpsons" set up shop at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend -- and tens of thousands of loyal followers made the pilgrimage to witness the epochal event.


Related Topix: The Simpsons, Comedy, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Hank Azaria, Jon Lovitz

Houston Press

Sampling Joe Sample's Album Credits: 1964-75

Anyone who follows jazz or has much sense of Houston's music history knows that Joseph Leslie Sample, who passed away Friday night after a losing battle with lung cancer, is a giant. But Sample was not simply a virtuoso pianist, a prolific composer and one of the inventors of jazz-funk via the Crusaders.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Crusaders, The Jazz Crusaders, Canned Heat, Quincy Jones, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

National Public Radio

First Listen: Tweedy, 'Sukierae'

A clue about the scruffy aesthetic of Sukierae arrives at the 2:27 mark of "World Away," one of 20 songs on the first family-band album from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco . Until this point, the tune - a variation on the Bo Diddley beat strummed on acoustic guitar, with Tweedy's sleepy voice distantly implying a blues cadence - has been fairly straightforward.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Wilco, Bo Diddley

Sun Sep 14, 2014

PRLog US Entertainment

Scullers Jazz Club Presents The Paul Speidel Band 20th Anniversary Blues Show

PRLog - Sep. 14, 2014 - BOSTON -- "Paul Speidel's guitar playing is impressive. He manages to mix blues and jazz and funk naturally and effortlessly.


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Bluesman Byther Smith: A Chicago hidden treasure

Guitarist Byther Smith is another example of a Chicago blues hidden treasure. Not a household name, Byther can play with the same calmness as B.B. King or the intensity of bitterness and pain.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, B.B. King, Monticello, MS

Darlington and Stockton Times

Summertime blues at Darlington festival

ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival.


Related Topix: Blues, Mungo Jerry, Pop/Rock

Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis

Neil's Music Room brings Savoy Brown to Memphis, Neil's has been doing some great things lately. In recent months Neil's has brought in classic rock group Wishbone Ash, the return of Larry Raspberry and the Highsteppers, Rob Caudill and his Rod Stewart tribute and now he is bringing in one of the best groups from the early 70's, Savoy Brown.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Wishbone Ash, Rock-N-Roll, Rod Stewart & the Faces, The Faces

The Courier

NPLV: Ballarat Red Devils relegated in cruelest possible fashion

Ballarat Red Devils player manager James Robinson and his charges fell agonisingly short in their bid to avoid NPLV relegation. The McDonalds Reds, Port Melbourne and Werribee City battled it out to avoid relegation in a thrilling final home and away round on Sunday.


Related Topix: The Red Devils

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CMT All-Time Top 40: Ray Charles

Ray Charles is No. 13 on the list of CMT All-Time Top 40: Artists Choice . A list of the most influential artists in history chosen by country stars themselves, another honoree is revealed each week on CMT Hot 20 Countdown .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Country and Western, Country