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Lady Gaga to bring post-war pop to Tel Aviv

After cancellations from Neil Young, the Backstreet Boys and more, Gaga's artRAVE tour to stop in Israel as scheduled.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Cape Gazette

Tony Perrone - a man and his music

"American Pie" composer Don McLean wrote that the music died in February 1959, when Buddy Holly's plane crashed into an Iowa cornfield.


Related Topix: Glenn Miller, Arts, Opera, The Big Band, Milford, DE, Kent County, DE

Los Angeles Times

Seth MacFarlane is a family guy at the Bowl's John Williams tribute

A sentence perhaps many thought or wished that they would never see. But there he was, the "Family Guy" creator, in the cool of a beautiful August evening, dressed in a formal white jacket and a black vest and bow tie, singing Cole Porter.


Related Topix: Ted, Animated TV, Family Guy, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, American Dad, Seth MacFarlane, Cole Porter, Music

Detroit Free Press

Back to Bop: Phil Woods Quintet at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Why, yes, some bebop in the afternoon would be just about perfect right now. The Phil Woods Quintet opened its afternoon set today at the Detroit Jazz Festival with "Bohemia After Dark," a minor-key line by Oscar Pettiford called up from the 1950s.


Related Topix: Phil Woods Quintet

Red Bank Green

Red Bank: Two Against Nature

Continuing a triumphal return to the concert stage, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring their 2014 edition of Steely Dan back to the Basie for a two-night stand on September 3 and 4. At a top-ticket price of 200 bucks - and that's without even a meet-and-greet - it's a premium attraction for even so stately a stage as the Count Basie Theatre .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Steely Dan, Count Basie, Navesink, NJ

Prairie Village Post

International jazz acts coming back home to KC for Prairie Village Jazz Festival

Next Saturday, Kansas City native and vocalist Deborah Brown will take the stage as the headliner at the 2014 Prairie Village Jazz Festival, accompanied by saxophonist Joe Lovano.


Related Topix: Prairie Village, KS, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Kansas City, Colombia, World News,

Bexhill Observer

Serious accident on marsh road with two bikers hurt

Two French bikers were seriously injured following a crash with a car and a van on Tuesday on the notorious marsh road.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, East Sussex County, England,

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Parker's birthday today! The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940's.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Jazz Festival opens on an evening filled with optimism

The 2014 DJF artist in residence Joshua Redman performs with Bad Plus during the opening night of the 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Friday August 29, 2014 at Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.


Related Topix: Joshua Redman, Detroit, MI

Business Journal

Raleigh chamber names man behind Slim Jim the 2014 A.E. Finley award winner

Doggett was responsible for bringing Slim Jim production to Garner, after General Mills purchased the Jesse Jones Sausage Co., and renamed the business GoodMark Foods.


Related Topix: Frank Sinatra, North Carolina

New York Daily News

'Star Wars: Episode VII' resumes filming

Just like old times: Filming has resumed on 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' which returns original veterans Anthony Daniels as C3PO, Kenny Baker as R2D2, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker , Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia , Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.


Related Topix: Star Wars, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, LucasArts, Video Games, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Celebrities, Mark Hamill, Movies, Entertainment

Bubbly gala for jazz star Jacqui to end summer theatre season

Star of the show is acclaimed jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, daughter of music great Dame Cleo Laine and musician and composer Sir John Dankworth.


Related Topix: Cleo Laine

The Star

Inside Your Eyes: USCA music director to release debut vocal CD

Submitted Photo by Beti Niemeyer Donald Vega, a pianist based out of New York, collaborated with local musicians Lauren Meccia and Mike Frost on Meccia's upcoming CD 'Inside Your Eyes.'


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Kurt Elling, Eva Cassidy

Detroit News

Society Confidential: Kem - a 'Promise to Love' - and buy dinner?

Diners at Southfield's Beans & Cornbread were pleasantly surprised Friday when Motown recording artist Kem popped into the popular soul food restaurant for carryout.


Related Topix: Kem, Hip-Hop, Southfield, MI, Farmington Hills, MI, Oak Park, MI, Detroit, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Three to See: Electronic pow wow, jazz fusion and alternative rock

Zipping up an electronic remix of the American Indian war chant popularized by Atlanta Braves fans and others might seem like something any Florida State student with a Macbook might do, but it’s a concept crafted to intriguing heights by Canada’s A Tribe Called Red.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Yellowjackets

North Shore Acappella to appear in Wolfeboro

North Shore Acappella, which was featured on NBC's "The Sing Off," will perform in the Great Waters Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Inn on Main in Wolfeboro.


Related Topix: Wolfeboro, NH, Al Jarreau

All About Jazz

FESTIVAL/CRUISE: Saxophonist Joshua Redman on the Issues That Face Jazz Musicians

Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman has been a star since he burst onto the jazz scene in his early 20s, winning the Thelonious Monk competition in 1991 and launching his prolific recording career in 1993.


Related Topix: Joshua Redman, Thelonious Monk

Guelph Tribune

Jazz festival boss picks 'must-sees'

The Sun Ra Arkestra's shows "are always a multimedia spectacle and now they are joined by an amazing dance troupe," says festival artistic director Ajay Heble.


Related Topix: Sun Ra Arkestra, Canada, Sun Ra, North America, World News

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Kem Says with His New Album, "Promise to Love," He's "Keeping the Light On for R&B"

This week saw the release of Kem 's new album, Promise to Love , his first effort in four years following 2010's Intimacy: Album III .


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Kem, Soul, The Temptations

Broward-Palm Beach

Jazziz Nightlife

Jazziz Nightlife earns high marks for ambiance and solid bookings, but when it comes to service, this high-end venue falls short.