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  • Johnny Winter dies at 70; dazzling blues guitarist

    Johnny Winter, a rail-thin blues guitarist known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly, hard-times voice, died Wednesday in Switzerland at the end of a European tour. He was 70. His death in a Zurich hotel room was confirmed by John...
  • Southern Hospitality a rising roots/blues supergroup

    A fleeting, magical moment at a Florida music festival led to a collaboration that has had fans of roots and blues music raving ever since. It happened three years ago at a post-festival party jam session hosted by a club that sponsored the festival....
  • Famed blues guitarist Johnny Winter dead at 70

    Famed blues guitarist Johnny Winter dead at 70
    Johnny Winter, an American blues rock guitarist, vocalist and band leader best known for his virtuoso slide-guitar solos and raspy  vocals, was found dead in a hotel room outside Zurich, Swiss police said on Thursday. He was 70. Along with his brother, ...
  • The Go Guide Weekend Preview: A different night at the movies

    The Go Guide Weekend Preview: A different night at the movies
    Why would you leave the house to watch a movie anymore? Here are a few reasons: The Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille making its weekend debut at Delray Marketplace (14775 Lyons Road) is a 70,000-square-foot entertainment complex that takes “...
  • Penn's Peak marks a decade of music on top of the mountain

     
    In was summer 2002, and the sprawling Rambler’s Ranch mountaintop music venue near Jim Thorpe was in foreclosure, closed for two years. That’s about as long as its builder, local country musician Tommy Schafer, had tried to operate it before.....
  • How Heart, Rush and the rest of Rock Hall of Fame's new nominees stack up

     
    Just nine days before it plays Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 1970s and ‘80s female rockers Heart has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But the big news out of today’s announcement of nominees is......
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listens to us, inducts Rush. How'd we do on other predictions?

     
    Rush’s non-induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been one of the institution’s biggest criticisms. Now the argument has been taken away. Rush's Geddy Lee at Allentown Fair in 2010 Hall of Fame voters listened to us,......
  • Concerts of Hope and Healing to benefit those affected by the Newtown Tragedy, Jan. 19 and 20 at Ridgefield Playhouse

    Concerts of Hope and Healing to benefit those affected by the Newtown Tragedy, Jan. 19 and 20 at Ridgefield Playhouse
    The Newtown school-shooting tragedy continues to inspire musicians and artists to band together and raise money to help those affected by that horrific event. Such concerts are about restoring community and building hope during shattered times. There have...
  • Hope and Healing Concerts For Newtown at the Ridgefield Playhouse This Weekend

    Hope and Healing Concerts For Newtown at the Ridgefield Playhouse This Weekend
    A potpourri of bands and musicians have signed on to raise funds for victims of the Newtown tragedy this weekend at the Ridgefield Playhouse's Hope and Healing Concerts. Saturday will feature Edie Brickell, former Yankee Bernie Williams, Kicking Daisies,...
  • Rocker at the Gate: Shredder Tony Spada Gigs With the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

    The thought of performing as a soloist in front of a world-class orchestra would make most long-haired rockers quake in their snakeskin boots. Not guitarist Tony Spada. Not one bit. Spada will be the featured soloist when the Hartford Symphony...
  • Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year

    Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year
    Each year the Tribune recognizes a handful of Chicagoans as its artists of the year. This year, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer is among them. Here's why: The Chicago Blues Festival reserved its final night last June for a birthday party:...