| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will be among the performers at the Concert for Valor on Veterans Day, HBO announced Tuesday.
The concert on the National Mall in Washington will feature the Black Keys, Eminem, Dave Grohl, Jessie J, Metallica, Rihanna,...
| Oct 24, 2014
It was 1975 and I was a college freshman when Patti Smith's first album, "Horses," arrived in a Milwaukee record store. I didn't know anything about her music, hadn't heard a note. But that album cover was enough to stop traffic. It intrigued, haunted...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Broadway musical "The Last Ship" is full of Sting's music, but the opening night crowd got something most audiences don't: Sting himself singing it.
The musician took to the stage during the curtain call of the Oct. 26 opening night performance to...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Actor and filmmaker James Keach got a glimpse of how Glen Campbell might adjust to life at an Alzheimer's care facility near Nashville on one of the singer and guitarist's first visits there last year.
"As soon as he walked in, he spotted a guitar,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale.
A secon Neil Diamond show at Allentown's PPL Center, Sam Smith at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center; French Montana at at Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater and Lisa Lampanelli at...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Studio musicians contribute immeasurably, and often anonymously, to the fabric of pop music, making it a rarity when one rises above that anonymity the way saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft did as the result of his signature wailing solo on Gerry Rafferty&...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:51 PM
ON SALE THIS WEEK
Neil Diamond (second show), 8 p.m. March 1, PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown, http://www.pplcenter.com, 610-347-TIXX. Tickets: $65-$150, on sale 10 a.m. Friday.
Sam Smith, 7 p.m. Jan. 13, Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Pardon me while I feign outrage for a fake institution.
The annual conundrum known as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees list was announced Thursday, and it's as baffling as ever. In fact, so shaky is its philosophical foundation that arguing seems...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Randy Jackson -- the guy from "American Idol" and Journey, not the guy from the Jackson 5 -- is going to be a single man, dawg: Erika Jackson, his wife of almost 19 years, filed for divorce on Friday in L.A.
She's asking him to pay her legal fees and...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:15 PM
You knew you were in the company of proud rock geeks from the first notes of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' show Tuesday at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The band dived headlong into the Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," whose recipe for...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:16 AM
It's called a factory, but there's no assembly line, no automated production.
Instead the sawdust-caked Orlando shop known as The Guitar Factory has built a decades-long reputation among local and national musicians as a go-to place for stringed-...