| Feb 11, 2014
Re "Cute? Hardly. They subverted the American way of life," Opinion, Feb. 9
Although Michael Tomasky did a god job reminding us just how much the Beatles shook up the musical world, he could have continued that vein further.
Yes, by 1964, the genre we...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:04 PM
The place to be tonight, Jan. 9, for hot country guitar picking -- and singing -- is the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, where British guitar ace Albert Lee is celebrating his 70th birthday with help from a lot of his friends.
As one of the most expressive...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Singer-pianist Leon Russell has played with pretty much everybody in a career that now has stretched more than 55 years. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when the set list for his show Friday before a nearly sold-out crowd......
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, his longtime friend B.B. King, considered one of the most successful and influential blues singers of the 20th century, praised Bland not just for the blues...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:42 PM
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, an influential producer, songwriter and engineer who had been revered in country music since the 1950s and was later sought out by rock acts for his creative input, has died. He was 82.
Clement died Thursday of liver cancer at his...
| Nov 16, 2012
Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85.
Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The four songs on the new Fleetwood Mac EP — which the legendary pop-rock outfit put up for sale on iTunes last month with little warning — arrive steeped in echoes of the past, in at least...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Levi Kreis, the original Jerry Lee Lewis in "Million Dollar Quartet," is slated to perform at Davenport’s Piano Bar in Chicago.
Kreis, who originated the role of the piano virtuoso Lewis in the Chicago production of "Million Dollar Quartet,"...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:44 AM
It's not Chicago's longest running yet, but it's on its way. The Chicago production of "Million Dollar Quartet" at the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) will play its 2000th performance Thursday.
The rock 'n' roll jukebox musical (now selling...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...