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  • Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans

    Austin is a magnet for musicians and their fans
    AUSTIN, Texas — After my plane landed, I went online to see what was going on in Austin: Was there any music that night that I had to check out? Asking if there was any music that night in Austin is kind of like asking if people need air to live....
  • Rockabilly rebel Ray Campi still stirs the fire

    Rockabilly rebel Ray Campi still stirs the fire
    Witnessing rockabilly originator Ray Campi in performance can be an unforgettable experience. Decked out in colorful, custom-tailored western wardrobe, letting fly with a biting vocal style reminiscent of a rebel war cry while balanced, mid-air, atop...
  • Best College/University Performing Arts Center

    Best College/University Performing Arts Center
    1) Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts One of the busiest venues in the state, the Jorgensen Center has presented every conceivable performer since 1955. Running the musical chairs from Jerry Lee Lewis, Chubby Checker and Preservation Hall Jazz Band...
  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
  • Lookingglass captures the ambiguity of baseball's barrier-shattering moment

    Lookingglass captures the ambiguity of baseball's barrier-shattering moment
    There's a moment in "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting," the terrific new show at the Lookingglass Theatre, when the caller of the 1947 meeting, Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, throws a crumpled shirt into the arms of Jackie...
  • Latin legend still rockin'

    Chicano rockabilly singer Chan Romero may not have enjoyed the flash-bang success of Richie Valens, but his role as an artistic trailblazer is equally significant. Romero, who will make a rare appearance here next Friday, is a key figure in Latin rock...
  • Top weekend shows: Poi Dog Pondering, Jerry Lee Lewis

    Poi Dog Pondering: The collective will give an overview of its two incarnations on consecutive nights in “A Tale of Two Cities: The Austin Years and The Chicago Years.” On Friday, the band’s original Austin-based lineup will perform...
  • Hippodrome's 2012-13 lineup: Presley to punk-rock

    Hippodrome's 2012-13 lineup: Presley to punk-rock
    The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot." "From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...
  • 2012-13 touring Broadway season in Orlando: 'Memphis,' 'Mary Poppins'

    2012-13 touring Broadway season in Orlando: 'Memphis,' 'Mary Poppins'
    Musicals based on movies. Musicals constructed around pop songs. The Disney-fication of Broadway. The major trends in musicals are reflected in the upcoming touring season of Broadway shows presented in Orlando by Florida Theatrical Association. The...
  • 'Smash' set visit with Christian Borle

    'Smash' set visit with Christian Borle
    With a Tony nomination in his pocket and years of experience in theater, you'd think Broadway veteran Christian Borle would have all the tools to star in NBC's musical drama "Smash." Borle is missing one thing on his resume that his character, composer...
  • Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound

    Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound
    When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...