| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Like a lot of rock stars of the 1970s, Billy Joel has lost some hair and perhaps added a few inches to his waistline.
"I'm Billy's dad," the singer joked in the opening moments of a 2007 concert at the old Amway Arena. "Billy will be out in a little...
| Dec 25, 2014
From the arena-size antics of pop star Miley Cyrus to the pin-drop nuances of Emmylou Harris, the 2014 concert calendar was a diverse and pleasurable one.
Here are Central Florida's Top 10 musical moments:
Miley Cyrus (March 24, Amway Center, Orlando)...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Stevie Wonder is set to reprise the show he brought last year to his annual House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert, a front-to-back full performance of his landmark 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life,” which he’ll deliver again...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Here are some of the most notable box sets this year in rock and pop:
Michael Bloomfield, "From His Head to his Heart to his Hands"(Columbia/Legacy, $46): A herculean guitarist from Chicago's suburbs, Bloomfield stood at the leading edge of the rock-...
| Nov 13, 2014
The Parsons years
Emmylou Harris might not have become an iconic country star if she hadn't met Gram Parsons.
Known for forging the template of country-rock with bands such as the Flying Burrito Brothers, Parsons hired Harris as a duet partner for his...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Paul Simon’s life and music will be the subject of a new book from former Los Angeles Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn, author of the acclaimed 2013 biography “Johnny Cash: A Life.”
“When one of the greatest songwriters...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Paul Simon is cooperating with writer Robert Hilburn for an authorized biography, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. The Grammy-winning musician first hit the charts as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel and has gone on to have a long solo...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:55 AM
When singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s newest album, “Pure Fiction” came out in April, it was less than two years after the release of his sophomore disc “Moving Up, Living Down.”
That’s a quick turnaround for any...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:28 PM
When singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson's newest album, "Pure Fiction" came out in April, it was less than two years after the release of his sophomore disc "Moving Up, Living Down."
That's a quick turnaround for any recording artist these days, but...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Apartheid is over, at least officially, in South Africa. Twenty years ago the country had its first all-race election that ended its system of segregation. Nelson Mandela was elected as the nation's first non-white president.
Bakithi Kumalo lived in...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...