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Cambridge Corn Exchange plays host to Frank Turner, Martha Reeves and Chas & Dave

The folk/punk singer-songwriter visit comes on the back of an appearance on the main stage at Sonisphere, held at Knebworth Park in July. Performing alongside his backing band Sleeping Souls, Frank will be playing songs from his iTunes chart number one album Tape Deck Heart.

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Related Topix: Rock-N-Roll, Soul

Fri Sep 12, 2014

West Hawaii Today

John Cruz bringing cowboy soul music to Waimea

John Cruz will play an evening of "Waimea Cowboy Soul Music" at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the heart of paniolo country at the Kahilu Theatre, opening the Kahilu 2014-15 season.

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Related Topix: Waimea, HI, Hawaii, Soul, Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines

Colorado Springs Independent

Cinefiles: The latest TV on DVD releases

For music fans, StarVista's six-disc collection is an absolute must-own, featuring classic performances from acts as diverse as John Denver and Linda Ronstadt to Alice Cooper and Janis Ian. Every performance is a true miracle of music, hearkening back to a time when showmanship was an earned incentive, not a hallow add-on.

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Related Topix: Soul, The Walking Dead, Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Sabrina Sloan to Lead Concert Presentation of WHISKEYLAND! at Cutting Room, 9/15

Sabrina Sloan will lead the charge as disgraced angel-turned-preacher Peerless Jones in the September 15th concert presentation of Whiskeyland!, the epic new Boston rock fantasy created by Motown the Musical's Nik Walker and produced by Richard H. Blake , Michael Balderrama and Sean Frank Sullivan of Last Call Theatricals, LLC. "Peerless is an incredibly complex and dynamic lead character," says Walker. "We've had some awesome talents take her on in the past, and we are so blessed to add a powerhouse like Sabrina to that roster."

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Related Topix: Soul, Theater, Wicked, Punk, The Last

Hunts Post

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas to perform at Cambridge Corn Exchange next week

Calling out around the world...Martha Reeves & The Vandellas are just a week away from perfoming at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. The First Lady of Motown and bona fide soul diva will give a powerful performance as part of a tour to mark 50 years since the group's era-defining hit Dancing in the Street .

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Related Topix: Soul, Manufacturing, Automakers, R and B

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Ilkley Gazette

Magic of Motown comes to town

CELEBRATING 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new tour to Ilkley next month. Songs like Dancing in the Street, My Girl, Where Did Our Love Go, My Guy and Baby Love rocketed Motown to the top of the singles charts in 1964, says Michael Taylor, show producer of The Magic of Motown 2014 Reach Out Tour.

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Related Topix: Soul

SFBG Politics Blog

The funkmaestro of Vulfpeck on gaming Spotify, German pronunciation...

Members of the band Vulfpeck describe themselves as a "half-Jewish German-American rhythm section." Creators of severely catchy, mostly-instrumental grooves, the four-piece - who first met in a German literature class at the University of Michigan - have built a following with their quirky YouTube videos: Each album track is accompanied by a cleverly shot and edited video of its recording.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Soul

Wed Sep 03, 2014

IcNorthWales

Festival No.6: 10 must-see acts to watch in Portmeirion this weekend

Few songwriters have remained at the peak of their powers while straddling so many musical styles over the last three decades.

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Related Topix: Soul

Current in Carmel

Carmel Palladium marks 1,000th show with Martina McBride Performance

On her latest hit album, "Everlasting," Martina McBride sings, "If you don't know me by now, you will never ever know me."

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Related Topix: Country, Martina McBride, Soul, Sharon, KS

Tue Sep 02, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Morgan James Set for Special SubCulture Show Tonight

THE ADDAMS FAMILY star and rising Broadway player Morgan James is set for a special solo show at intimate NYC cabaret venue SubCulture tonight, September 3. The official description of Morgan James at SubCulture is as follows: "Singer and actress Morgan James first graced the Broadway stage in 2010 starring The Addams Family alongside Nathan Lane .

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Soul

Chicago Reader

Rare soul-disco from late-70s Seattle, courtesy of Light in the Attic Records

Last week I finally got around to listening to Wheedle's Groove-Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 , the second volume in a series from superlative reissue label Light in the Attic that collects rare soul and funk from Seattle.

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Related Topix: Soul, The Meters, Funk, Alexander o'neal, Chicago, IL

ContactMusic.com

Smokey Robinson Urges Developers To Save Detroit

Soul legend Smokey Robinson is urging tycoons investing in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Smokey Robinson, Detroit, MI

Phoenix New Times

Print Version

There were a lot of things both shiny and new making a debut in local nightlife during the month of August.

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Related Topix: Soul, Games, Board Game

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Mark Phelan: Best cars for canines; Edmunds comes to Motown; origins of Chevy bow tie

As the summer road trip season winds down, automotive shopping website Autotrader.com offers a list of the best vehicles for dog lovers.

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Related Topix: Soul, Detroit, MI

Sat Aug 30, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

New Morgan James Single, 'Call My Name', Now Available

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL standout, notable rising Broadway player and recording artist Morgan James recently released a new studio single titled "Call My Name" and the track is now available to download on iTunes.

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Related Topix: Online Music, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Soul

TheIndyChannel

Soul veteran Smokey Robinson tours the U.S. counseling drug addicts.

The Motown star battled his drug demons until 1986, when a church visit turned his life around, and he has been clean and sober ever since.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Smokey Robinson, Entertainment

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Miami Herald

The Beatles' cry of freedom: 'Money,' 50 years later

It had come out in Britain a couple of months before, but no one I knew had heard it, or for that matter heard of it.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Lennon, Soul

Englewood Review

'Kettle of Fish' to headline returning street dance

The traditional Englewood Pioneer Days Street Dance is back! The Shipwreck Dance is going to the street.

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Related Topix: Soul, Jazz, New Orleans

Theboltonnews.co.uk

Soul diva Martha Reeves bringing sounds of Motown to Bolton

WITH a career spanning more than 50 years, Motown legend Martha Reeves knows a thing or two about the music business.

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Related Topix: Soul

Theboltonnews.co.uk

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas in Concert will be at the Albert Halls

WITH a career spanning more than 50 years, Motown legend Martha Reeves knows a thing or two about the music business.

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Related Topix: Soul

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