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  • New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound

    New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound
    The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
  • 50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning
    Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows. HEAVY...
  • Review of musical "Pussycat" at Broward Stage Door Theatre

    Review of musical "Pussycat" at Broward Stage Door Theatre
    It really should not work. “What’s New Pussycat? The Soundtrack of an Era,” through Sept. 28 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, should be a cheese platter, a real clunker where oldies but goodies go to die, die, die a...
  • 1960s music returns in Broward Stage Door Theatre show

    1960s music returns in Broward Stage Door Theatre show
    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,...
  • Into the ether with Greil Marcus' ' History of Rock 'n' Roll'

    Into the ether with Greil Marcus' ' History of Rock 'n' Roll'
    "Once a song has gone into the ether, it never disappears," Greil Marcus remarks in "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs." But it never reappears in quite the same form, either. A song like "Money (That's What I Want)" means something entirely...
  • Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act

    Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act
    What's up with all the wildly talented musical sister acts these days? There's First Aid Kit from Sweden and Indiana's Lily & Madeleine. There's Lennon and Maisy Stella, real-life singing siblings who play fictional ones on the ABC drama series...
  • Come out and enjoy the summer concert series

    The summer fun is just beginning for the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Rockville Bank Foundation. The series is presented by the South Windsor Parks and Recreational Department. Various bands will perform every Thursday until Aug. 14 at the...
  • Review: Nicholas Rodriguez at Orlando Cabaret Festival

    Review: Nicholas Rodriguez at Orlando Cabaret Festival
    Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
  • Story of Muscle Shoals: A passionate mix of music, race and pop culture magic

    Story of Muscle Shoals: A passionate mix of music, race and pop culture magic
    If you want to see a documentary made with passion and guaranteed to rock your soul at least two or three times before the final credits roll, don’t miss “Muscle Shoals” at 9 tonight on WETA-TV (Channel 22), Washington’s PBS...
  • Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'

    Video: A song from 'Chicago's Golden Soul'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is “Chicago’s Golden Soul.” Currently playing at Black Ensemble Theater, the energetic and informative show is a revue of the many songs recorded in Chicago during the city’s heyday as a soul...
  • No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna

    No Snow Ball: Oh, Zsuzsanna
    A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys. Perhaps...