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  • Billy Joel's solid pop built to last

    Billy Joel's solid pop built to last
    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...
  • The best from Miley to Emmylou

    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)...
  • Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' getting TV special

    Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' getting TV special
    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...
  • Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014

    Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014
    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-...
  • Emmylou Harris: Influences and albums

    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...
  • Paul Simon biography due from author-critic Robert Hilburn

    Paul Simon biography due from author-critic Robert Hilburn
    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...
  • Authorized Paul Simon biography to come from Robert Hilburn

    Authorized Paul Simon biography to come from Robert Hilburn
    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...
  • Interviewing Eric Hutchinson: Singer says he learned from writing new disc, "Pure Fiction"

    Interviewing Eric Hutchinson: Singer says he learned from writing new disc, "Pure Fiction"
    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...
  • Eight things Eric Hutchinson learning making new disc 'Pure Fiction'

    Eight things Eric Hutchinson learning making new disc 'Pure Fiction'
    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...
  • Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid

    Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid
    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...
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    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...