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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...
  • Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'

    Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'
    As you listen to Aretha Franklin's new album, it's hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: "Step aside, ladies — here's how it's done." Released on Tuesday, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" is the first album under a new...
  • Clive Davis on new Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston releases

    Music mogul Clive Davis has a 1-2 punch of year-end releases up his sleeve. Oct. 21 brings a new studio album “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,” followed Nov. 10 with “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances”...
  • REVIEW: 'At Last: A Tribute to Etta James' ★★★

    REVIEW: 'At Last: A Tribute to Etta James'  ★★★
    Jackie Taylor, the maestro of the Black Ensemble Theater, has penned countless affectionate biographical tributes to recording artists. Whether it was Marvin Gaye or Dionne Warwick or Jackie Wilson, Taylor charted their highs and lows, explored but...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Oct. 3-9

     Chicago theater openings for the week of Oct. 3-9
    Saturday | "The Gravedigger": Playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's horror story is a continuation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," produced by First Folio Theatre. Through Nov. 2 at First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st Street and Route 83, Oak...
  • 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...