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  • 20 Lehigh Valley concerts we're looking forward to (and a couple of others)

     
    I recently wrote about some upcoming shows at Musikfest Café at SteelStacks that seem to be broadening the scope of acts that play there, including teen band Hot Chelle Rae, which this summer had the big hit “Tonight, Tonight.” Mat......
  • Mellencamp at Reading's Sovereign Center: Can't get No Better Than This

     
    When John Mellencamp started his current No Better Than This tour early this year, it was an exercise in defiance in the face of growing older. As with his stellar two most recent albums, 2008’s “Life, Death, Love and Freedom”......
  • Social Distortion keeps punk spirit alive and kicking at Sherman Theater

     
    Social Distortion didn’t invent punk rock -- that was The Ramones, just a couple of years before Social D came around. But Social D. clearly influenced a whole generation of second-wave punkers. And the fact that it’s not only is......
  • Radio rewind: My magazine profile of new WGN-AM morning host Jonathon Brandmeier

     
    In light of today's news that veteran radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (left) is taking over morning drive at WGN AM 720, I am republishing the following extensive profile that came out almost exactly 25 years ago in the Tribune's Sunday......
  • Trio of music legends gives a little-known band a big leg up

    Trio of music legends gives a little-known band a big leg up
    For six years, the Wiyos ground out a living on the road, playing hundreds of shows in the U.S. and abroad. This year, all that relentless gigging finally paid off. The Wiyos, a little-known four-piece band from New York, got an opportunity most bands...
  • Bob Dylan & friends: 201 years of Americana takes the stage

    NORFOLK — It was old-timer's day at the ballpark on Saturday night, but you would have a hard time convincing the fans that the players were past their prime. With Harbor Park's baseball field transformed for one night into a concert stage, the...
  • Obama's double standard on bailouts?

    Obama's double standard on bailouts?
    Today's topic: Is there a good reason for keeping the Obama administration intimately involved in the firms it aids in Detroit but not the firms on Wall Street? Complete Dust-Up: Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3 Why good governments don't run industries Point:...
  • Helping others reach their goals

    Helping others reach their goals
    April Hazamy Other job experience: Food and beverage director, Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, Mich., restaurant owner, Dearborn, Mich. Education: High school graduate, Dearborn, Mich., working on bachelor's degree in anthropology at Florida Atlantic...
  • John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum

    John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum
    It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era. "Bob was nervous,"...
  • Benjamin Jealous: Mr. Rights

    Benjamin Jealous hears it so often that I'm sure he just lets it slide off by now: "You weren't even born when ... " Fill in the blank with your favorite milestone of recent racial history in this country -- when Rosa Parks sat down on the bus, when the...
  • Utah's low-profile Solitude Mountain Resort

    Utah's low-profile Solitude Mountain Resort
    At last — a ski area suitable for our readers in the federal witness protection program. Solitude Mountain Resort lies about 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, tucked into the same Wasatch range that harbors such famed ski destinations as...