| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Veteran New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Dr. John will be the honoree at a star-studded tribute concert during the city’s 2014 Jazz & Heritage Festival, with friends and admirers paying tribute on May 3.
Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:34 AM
What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?
Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Tall, regal looking and fashion-model thin with a striking shock of white hair that brings an aura of sage maturity to her otherwise youthful elegance, Marcia Ball might not look like a two-fisted, house-rocking, roof-raising boogie-woogie piano player...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Allen Toussaint's vast impact on music the last 50 years is sometimes underappreciated because much of his best work has come behind the scenes. And that's just fine with the softspoken, 75-year-old New Orleans songwriter and producer, whose greatest...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Those not familiar with the iconoclastic soul artist Swamp Dogg might know him through his biggest hit, "Don't Take Her (She's All I've Got)," which hit the top five twice in the 1960s and '70s.
If not for that, perhaps you've seen the singer,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:30 PM
After making the festival rounds over the past year, including New York's Stony Brook Film Festival where it won the grand prize in August, 2012, "AKA Doc Pomus," about the songwriter behind such hits as "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment"...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 6 through 9.
The festival, expanded to four days this year, will open for the first time at the...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade.
He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
“Soulful Symphony With Darin Atwater: Song in a Strange Land” Noon Thursday, KCET: Darin Atwater conducts an 85-member orchestra in compositions exhibiting styles ranging through gospel, jazz and symphonic music. “Open Call” 9 p.m....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This week's Arts on TV includes 'Open Call'; 'The Phantom of the Opera'; Idina Menzel...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
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