| 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 20, 2014
| 10:57 AM
On the title song of his most recent studio album, Joe Ely sings, "It's been a long time comin', but I'm satisfied at last."
But don't get any wrong ideas. The peripatetic Texas singer-songwriter, whose travels will bring him to the Hampton Taphouse...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Under the glare of lights in a room typically kept dark for performances, David Worthington took the microphone and gave voice to a man who hadn't been heard that evening — not in person, anyway, in this theater half a world removed from his home in...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"I wanted buzzwords," William Gibson says of his early writing ambitions. "I wanted buzz-neologisms, really." He scored with "cyberspace," the term he coined in a short story and popularized in his 1984 novel "Neuromancer," to describe, well — never...
| 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&...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year ahead of next year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation announced Tuesday.
Dylan will receive the honor during MusiCares' 25th annual gala dinner and...
| 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 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 28, 2014
| 7:07 PM
When Eastern Tech football coach Marc Mesaros earned his 100th career victory Friday, he was more thrilled with the way his team played in its 51-7 win over Pikesville.
The Mavericks, however, were more interested in the milestone, presenting Mesaros...
| 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...