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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...
  • 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…"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!

    'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!
    "American Idol" handed out a few final golden tickets -- 21 of them, to be precise -- as it wrapped up its Season 13 auditions on Thursday in Omaha. Along the way, Keith Urban reconnected with an old pal he hadn't seen in years, Harry Connick Jr. had...
  • Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash

    Party favors: ideas for creating a very merry bash
    It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year. Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...
  • 'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS

    'Sherlock' returns Jan. 19 to PBS
    Mark Jan. 19 in your calendar, folks. That's the date "Sherlock" returns to PBS. The network Wednesday announced its winter/spring schedule, which also reminds fans that Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" will air at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. In the new...
  • Film Review: 'Muscle Shoals' strength is in the music

    Film Review: 'Muscle Shoals' strength is in the music
    Even if you're old enough to have experienced the '60s (and lucky enough to still have the brain cells to remember them), it's likely that the name “Muscle Shoals” doesn't evoke much. If you religiously read Rolling Stone in those days, it may...