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  • See a cappella excellence in 'Sing-Off Live'

    At first glance, "The Sing-Off" might seem like just another televised singing competition, with judges, live audiences, and as always, the chance for the young, undiscovered artist to have a shot at stardom. But performers on this NBC show, with the precision of tightrope walkers, must create an amalgam of rich melodies, layered harmonies, a huge range of pitches, crisp rhythms and the power of a full band while using just one instrument — the human voice.
  • Comedian and performer Victoria Elena Nones debuts her own musical comedy show

    Comedian and performer Victoria Elena Nones debuts her own musical comedy show
    Fighting for a spot on The Second City Mainstage roster is remarkably strenuous. Yet, for so many improvisers in Chicago, it's the ultimate goal: work hard, climb the ranks and eventually be selected to join the newest revue. But for Victoria Elena...

    Minnie Driver cancels Sellersville Theatre show; venue to hold free concert by Jesse Ruben instead

    Minnie Driver cancels Sellersville Theatre show; venue to hold free concert by Jesse Ruben instead
    Academy Award-nominated actress Minnie Driver, who was scheduled to perform a sold-out concert Saturday at Sellersville Theater 1894, has canceled because of illness, the venue has announced. To make it up to patrons who are disappointed, Sellersville...

    Remembering Rod McKuen, the accidental hipster

    Remembering Rod McKuen, the accidental hipster
    I was with an acquaintance -- a music expert who, like me, is in his early 40s -- when I heard Rod McKuen had passed away at 81. "The cheesy easy-listening music guy?" he asked. His assessment is not exactly incorrect. It is undeniable that McKuen's...

    Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, TV a cappella competition 'The Sing Off' coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

    Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, TV a cappella competition 'The Sing Off' coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    Hot pop/jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and contestants from the TV singing competition “The Sing Off,” which will return as a holiday special this month, both will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Botti, who has...