| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Michael Leeds and Kevin Black fell in love with the music of the 1960s.
It may have started with a mutual affection for Burt Bacharach, but the affair soon grew to include Dusty Springfield, Etta James, the Supremes, Ray Charles, Simon and Garfunkel,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Over 40 years ago, Arthur Miller — long past his great dramatic play period — wrote the satirical comedy "The Creation of the World and Other Business," which didn't create much business on Broadway, running for just 20 performances....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to recreating the world of iconic '60/'70s chart toppers, Sharen Davis has become the go-to guru of sartorial splendor, especially when it comes to outfits that pop on stage.
For "Dreamgirls," the musical inspired by the mercurial rise of...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre.
I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...
| Jun 6, 2014
The San Francisco scene spawned The Steve Miller Band and the rock band Journey, who from 1976-82 each sold more than 20 million albums and together had nearly 20 Top 10 hits, many of which still are popular nearly 40......
| Jul 10, 2014
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Natalie Cole and Timeflies at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, KONGOS and Drive By Truckers at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem are among 50 new shows for......
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Elvis. Aretha. The Beatles. These are the titans.
Jerome Felder, Spooner Oldham and Freda Kelly? They're the supporting players.
Following on last year's Oscar-winning Sixto Rodriguez documentary, "Searching for Sugarman," a fresh set of nonfiction...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most revered figures in the music business, died Saturday. He was 79.
He died of complications from pneumonia...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Their voices are powerful enough to tear you apart and put you back together again, and their stories will do the same. But when you call them backup singers, you better smile.
That's because the performers in the infectious and irresistible "Twenty...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
What fabulous, cool weather we have had during the first part of this month. Whoever thought that those two words would ever describe August weather in our area, for crying out loud? I hope my words don't jinx the situation.
I have to keep pushing the...