| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:27 AM
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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:37 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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 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 31, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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...