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  • 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...
  • Diana Ross -- still Supreme, after all these years!

    "I NEED love, love to ease my mind/And need to find time, someone to call mine/But Mama said, you can't hurry love, no you just have to wait!" DIANA ROSS (and the Supremes) belted that one out about four decades ago. And today, the great star, Miss...
  • Soul singer Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul singer Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said on Friday. He was 70. The cause of his death was not yet known, according to his publicist, Sonya Kolowrat at XL Recordings. The streetwise vocalist inducted into the Rock and Roll...
  • Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70. Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
  • Bobby Womack dies at 70; soul singer and song writer

    Bobby Womack dies at 70; soul singer and song writer
    Bobby Womack, a prolific gospel-soul singer who also wrote songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and others, died Friday. He was 70. A representative from his label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death of the longtime Los...
  • 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...
  • 1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind

    1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind
    You're going to be hearing a lot about 50th anniversaries this year. PBS' "American Experience" has a two-hour program called "1964" that premiered this month. It included such milestones as Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, which though...
  • 'Jazz Lives': An Exhibit Of Two Iconic Photographers

    'Jazz Lives': An Exhibit Of Two Iconic Photographers
    We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
  • 'Pavement's' sincerity outshines the cheeky 'Rocco' in dance

     'Pavement's' sincerity outshines the cheeky 'Rocco' in dance
    Bar business wasn't so hot at REDCAT on Saturday night a half-hour before the show. The crowd had already lined up waiting for the doors to the theater to open. Word had gotten out that early birds would get ringside seats for "Rocco." The dance by Emio...