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  • Spirited songs and stories celebrating end of apartheid by Bakithi Kumalo and friends

    Spirited songs and stories celebrating end of apartheid by Bakithi Kumalo and friends
    It has been 20 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was elected president. During the difficult times of apartheid people at least had music to keep their spirit alive, as the Four Peace Band demonstrated that Saturday night at Bethlehem’s Godfrey Daniels. A packed house heard jazz and traditional music of the southern part of the continent performed by the group led by Bakithi Kumalo, bassist for Paul Simon and many others, including Kumalo's wife Robbi K.
  • Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid

    Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid
    Apartheid is over, at least officially, in South Africa. Twenty years ago the country had its first all-race election that ended its system of segregation. Nelson Mandela was elected as the nation's first non-white president. Bakithi Kumalo lived in...

    TICKET BOX: Paramore and Fall Out Boy and Bruno Mars at Susquehanna Bank Center, Katy Perry at Wells Fargo Center among nearly 40 new shows

     
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Paramore and Fall Out Boy at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., Katy Perry at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Michael Bolton at Sands Bethlehem Event Center and...

    Grammys 2013: Pre-telecast ceremony broadens the spotlight

    Grammys 2013: Pre-telecast ceremony broadens the spotlight
    Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...

    TV pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

    TV pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
    TV networks will reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in various new or rebroadcast specials. Here's an incomplete list of TV tributes to the former South African president who passed away Thursday at age 95. (All times are Central; most...