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  • Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library
    The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box.
  • Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train' tour arrives in L.A.

    Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train' tour arrives in L.A.
    The grousing from some fans claiming that Cat Stevens shouldn’t have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year because his music was too subdued to qualify as “rock” ignored a more relevant point. In his decade-plus...

    Johnny Rodgers: A singer-pianist for all seasons

    Johnny Rodgers: A singer-pianist for all seasons
    He plays piano better than most singers. He sings better than most pianists. And he writes songs better than most singer-pianists. The one-man band known as Johnny Rodgers has toured the world with Liza Minnelli and also as a headliner in his own right,...

    Soul Singer James Hunter Likes to Turn The Lens On His Fans

    Soul Singer James Hunter Likes to Turn The Lens On His Fans
    The top complaint most recording artists have about the road is what to do with the other 22 hours of the day when they're not performing. That doesn't bother James Hunter a bit. The veteran blue-eyed soul singer, who grew up in Essex, England, and...

    Gary U.S. Bonds and friends celebrate the musical roots of Church Street.

    Gary U.S. Bonds and friends celebrate the musical roots of Church Street.
     Gary U.S. Bonds is the host with the most.  At 75, the great rock and roll singer from Norfolk can still belt out a tune. But if you want to see Bonds completely in his element, give him a stage and a microphone and a party to host.  That's what he...