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  • Blues rocker George Thorogood, celebrating 40 years, to play Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown

    Hard-playing blues-rocker George Thorogood, who is marking 40 years in the business and who headlined Bethlehem's Musikfest last year, will return to the Lehigh Valley to play a far more intimate venue. Thorogood — best known for his 1983 hit...
  • 'Get on Up' revives the funk, and James Brown

    "Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy. Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his terrific if...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • REVIEW: Ingrid Michaelson captures with her presence -- and her music -- at XPoNential Festival

    Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has such an engaging stage presence, it hardly mattered that she sang at all during her concert Saturday at Philadelphia radio station WXPN's XPoNential Festival presented by Subaru. In the middle of the show, after...
  • Musikfest takes our suggestion, will have an act on its main stage for opening night

     
    Musikfest, which said Monday after ZZ Top canceled its Aug. 1 opening night show that it would have no act on its main SteelStage that night, has changed its mind and taken a suggestion Lehigh Valley Music recommended. Instead of......
  • Musikfest preview: Here's what's new, returning for festival's 31st year

     
    The most important lesson taught by Musikfest founder and President Jeff is that the festival is not only open to change, but also requires it, says ArtsQuest Vice President for Programming Patrick Brogan. Saurus, one of the featured 'spectacles' at......
  • REVIEW: Top 5 ways Straight No Chaser kept it fresh at Mount Airy Casino

     
    It’s been nearly seven years since a cappella group Straight No Chaser became a YouTube sensation singing a mash-up of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and Toto’s “Africa.” The resurgence of a cappella music is ebbing and...
  • Concert rocks the Colchester Town Green

    The lyrics of Grand Funk's "We're An American Band" echoed across the Colchester Town Green on the evening of Thursday, July 17, during a performance by IN DEEP, a Connecticut classic rock and roll band. An audience of local residents and visitors from...
  • ZZ Top cancels opening night show at Musikfest; Festival won't have headliner that day

     
    ZZ Top, the classic 1970s and ’80 boogie-rocking band that was to headline Musikfest’s opening night in 10 days, has canceled, their publicist has announced. As a result, Musikfest will not present a headline act on its main stage on......
  • Expansion in music degrees broadens paths

    Expansion in music degrees broadens paths
    When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer. Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...
  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...