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Dave Laz, an Orthodox Jew based in Miami Beach, and who heads an interracial rock band, "Dr. Laz & The CURE," remembers his association with rock icon Richie Havens who opened the legendary 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, and who passed away last week at...
Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72. His...
Tags: Entertainment, Concerts, Heart Attack, Festive Events, Bob Dylan
Who would have ever suspected that the guy behind "The Time (Dirty Bit)" would play fast and loose with using other artists' material? Will.i.am's new single with Chris Brown, "Let's Go," met with instant derision from EDM fans for its note-for-note...
With the recent news of the passing of folk musician Richie Havens, I remembered meeting him years ago after a concert on the Guilford green. I waited in line for a long time with my kids, and several of his albums I'd brought for him to autograph. I told...
Tags: Entertainment, Bob Dylan, Music
In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticAUSTIN, Texas -- Below is a highly subjective list of bests and worsts of the South by Southwest music festival, which concluded Sunday after many thousands of performances over six packed days. Best fan/singer interaction: During the Austin punk band A...
It’s just been announced that Richard Barone, leader of underrated New Wave band The Bongos (“In the Congo”) will be playing Café Nine on April 25. This illustrious booking will be cause for further praise and analysis as the date...
Culture Monster“Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE: "Let Me Down Easy": Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences....
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelWhoopi Goldberg will be here. And Rob Reiner, showing “Flipped” and talking to conventioneers about his 60s period piece. The Orlando@50+ AARP convention coming here at the end Sept. 30-Oct. 2 has lots of older music acts — B.B. King,...
Lehigh Valley MusicThe Top 5 Concerts of the Coming week: 1. THE CARS Ric Ocasek, front man for the new wave group The Cars, was quoted nine years after their 1988 split as saying they would never reunite. But in fall 2009,......
Pop & HissWhen I heard Monday that Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs had died in New York at age 86, I immediately flashed back to a winterâ€™s day in 1987 when I wended my way across the state to the recording studio......
Sentinel movie criticWoodstock, the concert, is not exactly front and center of director Ang Lee's comic history, Taking Woodstock. The movie, in theaters Aug 28., is about how the iconic rock show came together, the misfits, dreamers and idealists who tried to mount a...
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