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  • 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...
  • Jon Bibbs, singer and Newport News resident, to salute Sam Cooke with show in Norfolk

    Jon Bibbs, singer and Newport News resident, to salute Sam Cooke with show in Norfolk
    You've got to hand it to him. Jon Bibbs is an ambitious guy. The gifted singer and former Hampton University student is launching a tour that salutes greats of soul music: Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye. “These men are larger...
  • View from on high: a memory of the March

    View from on high: a memory of the March
    In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia. At the time, my brother,...
  • John Legend plays with emotions on 'Love in the Future'

    John Legend plays with emotions on 'Love in the Future'
    There's one second of sound on John Legend's new album, "Love in the Future," that sums up his current artistic mission. It's on the delicate, gloomy track "Asylum," and the sound is a snare drum. Or rather a blast of raw, percussive white noise that...
  • Review: 'Treme' returns for a five-episode rideout

    Review: 'Treme' returns for a five-episode rideout
    Sunday brings the brief fourth-season return of "Treme," David Simon and Eric Overmyer's story of life, death, music and food in the city of New Orleans. I had, for some reason, thought the show was canceled, even though a look back into the record...
  • How the Rascals got their groove back

    How the Rascals got their groove back
    In a way, Steven Van Zandt wishes he could be in two places. Of course, the rock guitarist and actor (“The Sopranos”) would like to stay on the Wrecking Ball Tour in Europe with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. But he also wishes...
  • Bucks County singer seems likely to advance to Top 5 on 'The Voice'

     
    After nearly being voted off the NBC-TV singing competition “The Voice” last week, Bucks County singer Matthew Schuler appears to be headed for the Top 5 after a rousing performance of a new song and an uneven version of an......
  • At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
  • West Hartford's Javier Colon A Contender On 'The Voice'

    West Hartford's Javier Colon A Contender On 'The Voice'
    Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers. For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
  • Loose, exuberant Clarence Clemons tributes were drenched in soul

    Loose, exuberant Clarence Clemons tributes were drenched in soul
    If the ghost of Clarence Clemons was hovering around Norfolk this weekend, it would have been grinning from ear to ear. Many of the late musician's friends and relatives were in his hometown for a two-night party packed with heartfelt tributes,...
  • In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy

    In unpublished interview, Etta James talks about performing in Baltimore, Sam Cooke, and her legacy
    In 2007, legendary singer Etta James was booked for the PAETEC Jazz Festival in downtown Baltimore. I interviewed her a few weeks before the show -- but she later had to back out due to health problems. Here is part of the interview, which was never...