Jim Abbott is the music critic and Florida travel columnist for the Orlando Sentinel.
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January 15, 2015
January 15, 2015
It's a tall order to create a double album loaded with consistently solid songs, but Lucinda Williams met that challenge on her new "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone."
January 8, 2015
Happily, radio-friendly country music isn't the only thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Nashville nowadays.
January 1, 2015
As the Bible and later The Byrds remind us: There's a time to mourn and a time to dance.
December 25, 2014
From the arena-size antics of pop star Miley Cyrus to the pin-drop nuances of Emmylou Harris, the 2014 concert calendar was a diverse and pleasurable one.
December 18, 2014
Veteran Orlando musician, radio host and social activist Joseph Martens recently has been dividing his time between Central Florida and Nashville, Tenn., so it was worth wondering whether he'd have time to organize his annual John Lennon Tribute.
December 11, 2014
From memory-foam mattresses to cordless vacuums, many useful products can be traced to the U.S. space program.
December 4, 2014
After releasing three albums between 2008 and 2010, power-pop veterans Weezer took a more deliberate approach to the creation of the new "Everything Will Be Alright in the End."
November 27, 2014
Forget the notion of mere mortals trying to replicate the guitar genius of the legendary Jimi Hendrix.
November 6, 2014
Twenty-first Century Flower Power returns this weekend to Tinker Field in Orlando.
October 30, 2014
So I go away on vacation for a week and Paul McCartney shows up?
October 16, 2014
Introducing John Mellencamp at a news conference last week, George Bolge, CEO of Museum of Art – DeLand, offered a scientific explanation of how the eyes process art.
October 9, 2014
Here's an idea that not too many rock bands last long enough to execute:
July 17, 2014
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September 26, 2013
Il Volo fans don't like me much since I confessed that I was bored during the Italian trio's concert on Sunday at Orlando's Amway Center.