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June 30, 2017
"High Noon--A 50-Year Retrospective"
Terry Adams, an hour or so before his Monday night NRBQ gig at B.B. King's in New York, was indulging a typically rabid and longtime "Q" fan who had been surprised by an unexpected gift in the mail.
"I opened the package and it was t...
June 26, 2017
Belton Richard "Un autre soir ennuyant (Another Lonely Night)"
"We lost a legend yesterday," wrote Cajun musician Wilson Savoy on Facebook last Thursday.
"Mr. Belton Richard, legendary fantastic Cajun singer and accordion player who melded country, swamp pop, and Cajun m...
June 24, 2017
Happy Together Tour 2017 grand finale
It's one of the most remarkable tours on many levels, the annual Turtles Happy Together Tour, not the least of which is Mark Volman's continuing practice of taking 10 or so of his Belmont University Mike Curb College of Entertainme...
June 21, 2017
Ella Kogan, next to "Man in a Red Scarf," at the National Arts Club (Photo: Russian American Foundation)
The New York-based Russian American Foundation last night held an opening reception at the National Arts Club for two exhibits, Ella Kogan: Searching for the Soul a...
After 17 years with Little Richard, drummer Derric...
December 5, 2019
Gays Against Guns and artist/activist Robin Bell c...
December 1, 2019
First-time director Ladj Ly hits big with Cannes p...
November 29, 2019