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  • Band turns mood from somber to celebration, raises $7,000 for hurricane relief at Sellersville Theater

     
    Raising money to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy can be a sobering pursuit, I guess, even when you’re doing it with a concert by regional beach party band The Mango Men. The Mango Men at Sellersville Theater on Sunday That......
  • Kris Allen is good, but hardly an 'American Idol' at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

     
    Nearly four years later, it’s still hard to figure how Kris Allen won Season Eight of “American Idol.” His pleasant-but-unspectacular voice and muted singer/songwriter vibe hardly set him apart from thousands of others doing the same...
  • Poll: Illinois hearts gun control

     
    From the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute: A new statewide survey of Illinois voters shows most of them favor stricter gun control laws and policies. The poll, taken by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, shows......
  • Dump the lite gov? Fee-fi-fiddly-i oh, yes

     
    I like Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and not just because she’s a fellow banjo player. She’s friendly, unassuming, smart, straightforward. Whether she’d be a good Illinois attorney general or treasurer or, like her late father, Paul Simon, a U....
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ goes nostalgic with Justin Timberlake

     
    “Saturday Night Live” piled on the nostalgia in a big way this weekend, and that strategy lifted the sagging NBC show. Returning to the late-night fold were Justin Timberlake, Two Wild and Crazy Guys and the Three Amigos. Timberlake, doing...
  • Made some noise: The year in popular music

    Made some noise: The year in popular music
    As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
  • Surfer Blood bassist eats sandwich, inspires trend

    At some point during the recent South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Brian Black, the bassist for West Palm Beach’s widely hyped Surfer Blood, developed a hunger for a sandwich that he hadn’t tasted since childhood. “It&...
  • Greyhound Express: new spin on an old-fashioned ride

    Greyhound Express: new spin on an old-fashioned ride
    Mindful that great American road trips occur in all sorts of vessels — heck, Huck rode a rickety raft — we're on a Greyhound bus heading up California's flat, slender belly. "Why?" you ask. That's a sensible question, but let us open our...
  • Our Laguna: Art spotlight shines on Rocker, others

    Our Laguna: Art spotlight shines on Rocker, others
    [seven-degrees] rocked April 1 — no fooling. The annual Art Stars Awards included a short set by Lee Rocker, recipient of the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts' Visionary of the Year award, for his influence on the revival of rockabilly. Rocker's...
  • Emmylou Harris, in the moment

    Emmylou Harris, in the moment
    Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia. The...
  • For Paul Simon, the world is his sound stage

    For Paul Simon, the world is his sound stage
    Two years ago Paul Simon traveled to Kenya with his wife, the singer Edie Brickell, and their three children. The trip wasn't strictly musical: "We went to see the migration of the animals," Simon says. But fans of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer have...