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  • 'SNL 40': Kanye plays new song 'Wolves,' is razzed for stage-crashing

    'SNL 40': Kanye plays new song 'Wolves,' is razzed for stage-crashing
    Be on guard, high school theater productions, minor league baseball games and any other location with a microphone and an audience: Kanye West is going to find his way onto your stage. West was the willing and good-humored target of some ribbing...
  • Grammys 2015: Beck wins best rock album with 'Morning Phase'

    Grammys 2015: Beck wins best rock album with 'Morning Phase'
    More than two decades after “Loser,” Beck Hansen shows no sign of relenting in his quest for new vistas to explore and new thoughts on the human condition to share, all of which led voters to reward him with the rock album Grammy for “...
  • Dustin Furlow: Young songwriter with a distinctive sound

    Dustin Furlow: Young songwriter with a distinctive sound
     Dustin Furlow had a good 2014. The singer-songwriter from Virginia Beach released a very solid 5-song EP, "Wood & Steel," and he was a finalist at the Emerging Artist Contest at the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival. He played a lot of gigs and...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • Okee Dokee Brothers just fine and dandy

    Okee Dokee Brothers just fine and dandy
    The Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers perform songs that appeal to youngsters without leaving adults rolling their eyes in annoyance. The Brothers are the family-friendly Americana duo of Joe Mailander, 29, and Justin Lansing, 30. Playing acoustic...
  • Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72

    Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72
    Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as "The Lion King," has died. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical...
  • 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...
  • '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...