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  • TV band leader to headline ArtsQuest's second RiverJazz festival at SteelStacks

     
    The former leader of a famous late-night TV show band will headline the second-annual RiverJazz festival May 10-25 at ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem, officials just announced. Kevin Eubanks, a former Allentown resident and band leader...
  • Guitarist who played with icons, Hall of Famer, Chicago singer to highlight 2nd Pa. Blues Fest

     
    An electric guitarist who played with the great bluesmen and rockers of our time, a Chicago blues singer and harmonica player and a legacy guitarist/vocalist will headline the second Pennsylvania Blues Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton...
  • Seminal insult comic, blues rocker set to play Sands Event Center

     
    The seminal insult comic and a blues rocker have been announced as headliners for the new Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Don Rickles, the 85-year-old comic known as "Mr. Warmth" because of his offensive and insensitive stage personality, will perform on......
  • Singing the blues with Robert Cray: Guitarist talks about his legacy and future

     
    Blues guitarist Robert Cray says that as he was climbing the ladder of the music business, each time he would get to meet one of his inspirations, he would let them know what their music meant to him. The 58-year-old......
  • OFF-TOPIC: Blues-rocker George Thorogood gives song-by-song thoughts on biggest hits

     
    When blues-rocker George Thorogood plays at Sands Bethlehem Event Center tonight, Aug. 2, don’t be surprised to hear the crowd uninhibitedly singing along with his best-known, good-time songs such as “Move It On Over,” “Who Do...
  • Did Buddy Guy show his age in Bethlehem at '76 years young'?

     
    Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy sang at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday night, "I'm 76 years young, there ain't nothing I haven't done." I believe it. Guy played with John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He......
  • Long Beach Blues Festival goes on hiatus; Blues Bash planned instead

     
    Citing a tough economic climate, local jazz and blues standard-bearers KKJZ-FM (88.1) has announced that the long-running Long Beach Blues Festival will be going on hiatus this year, breaking a Labor Day tradition that lasted 30 years. On the bright......
  • Album review: Tom Jones' 'Praise & Blame'

     
    Tom Jones turned 70 in June and one listen to "Praise & Blame" leaves no doubt that he's finally decided it's time to stop kidding around. Musically, he's checked out of Vegas and set up shop in Memphis, or maybe......
  • Album review: Grinderman, 'Grinderman 2'

     
    Be it as a songwriter, screenwriter ("The Proposition") or novelist ("The Death of Bunny Munro," "And the Ass Saw the Angel"), Australian singer Nick Cave is a man of words, and he excels at constructing unforgettable scenes filled with emotions......
  • A Palisades balladeer

    IN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...