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  • Five books for the music lover on your holiday list

    Five books for the music lover on your holiday list
    Choosing a gift for a music lover does not necessarily mean having to fill a stocking with CDs, records or an iTunes gift card. They will readily accept books on their favorite subject, which is a good thing, considering the holiday season is ripe for new biographies and other music-related books. Here are five worth consideration.
  • Aretha Franklin revives memories at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk | Review

    Aretha Franklin revives memories at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk | Review
    Was Aretha Franklin's concert at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk on Saturday a triumphant romp through R&B history or an expensive disappointment? That depends, I suppose, on your expectations. Franklin, 70, brought a big band to Norfolk. There were...

    'Sweet Sisters of Zion' doc celebrates the Barrett Sisters

    'Sweet Sisters of Zion' doc celebrates the Barrett Sisters
    Five years ago, the greatest trio in the history of gospel music – the Barrett Sisters – told me they had one last wish: That someone would make a documentary film about their lives and careers. That film, a moving evocation of their...

    How we work out: Fit for Life at the Shops at Kenilworth

    How we work out: Fit for Life at the Shops at Kenilworth
    Seniors are moving to the lyrics, "Friday night I crashed your party, Saturday I said I'm sorry" from Billy Joel's "You May Be Right. With a song list that includes "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," the Greater Baltimore Medical...

    Chris Erskine's take on 'Janis Joplin' show in Pasadena

    Into the decadent world of Pasadena we go. . . . More and more I am drawn to that little triangle of treasures near Vroman's Bookstore: the Laemmle theaters, of course, where the audiences are either amazingly reverential or fully asleep, and the little...