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Talk about perfect timing. First, Luke Bryan is possibly the hottest performer in country music right now, having won nine American Country Awards in December, including artist of the year (as voted by the fans) and launching his first tour as a...
Patti Page, the Oklahoma-born pop singer whose gossamer-gentle voice was heard on 1950s hits such as “The Tennessee Waltz” and “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?,” died New Year’s Day in Encinitas, Calif., where she&...
Tags: Patti Page, Obituaries, Music, Vince Gill, Live Nation
Wanda Jackson, the pioneering rockabilly singer who headlines New Year’s Eve at Double Door, says working with Jack White and Justin Townes Earle on her two latest albums was not her idea. “I sometimes wonder myself,” Jackson says with...
What people go through to live their lives — war and terror, disease and pain, poverty and hunger, long journeys across continents and oceans, loss and heartbreak — always leaves me awed and humbled. You hear a story, like the one I’m...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGAn “American Idol” winner will play at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Valentine’s Day, it was just announced. And a “blue collar” comedian will play there April 12, according to his website. Scotty McCreery, who has...
Country-crooning family man Tate Stevens has won Season 2 of "The X Factor," beating out preternaturally talented teen Carly Rose Sonenclar, who came in second, and show-manufactured girl group Fifth Harmony, which came in third. That news was...
Who will walk away the victor on “The X Factor” finale Thursday night? With the competition down to teen prodigy Carly Rose Sonenclar, underdog girl group Fifth Harmony (whose formation happened during the auditions) and country crooner Tate...
Liz Smith"Amazing, nearly 120,000 Texans have already signed the petition to leave the union!" says one guy. "And here's another group that's petitioning the government to expel Texas from the union...," says another guy. "Hell, I'd sign that one. What's the...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA country music singer who cleaned up at the recent Country Music Awards, was just announced as the first headliner for the 2013 Allentown Fair. Luke Bryan, who won nine awards on the Dec. 10 broadcast – including artist, album......
firstname.lastname@example.orgWhitney Winfield was just 8 years old when she first decided she wanted to be in theater. After attending a local performance of "The Sound of Music," she said she got up on stage and said to her mother, 'Mom, find me a play to be in.'" The Naples, Fla....
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGAn “American Idol” winner will play at an area venue this spring, it was announced this morning. Scotty McCreery, who has become a fast-rising country music star since winning the 10th season of “Idol” in the 10th season of “...
A case of the winter flu apparently has derailed a show scheduled for Friday night by Americana music rising star Lydia Loveless. She was scheduled to play the Hampton Taphouse in what would have been her Hampton Roads debut. "Praying I can hang...
Tags: Flu, Ceremonies, Concerts, Rentals, Hampton Roads
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