| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Dick Clark, who died Wednesday at the age of 82, is rightfully being hailed as a pioneer of popular culture. And that's fair enough.
In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the reach of his daily"American Bandstand"show and his myriad prime-time special productions...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:31 AM
When I worked in radio years ago, I had friends with bands always bugging me to play their music on the air. They didn’t realize the big system in place that has record labels dictating what songs radio stations can play, and all that other...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Chuck Berry at the Howard Theatre
The legendary Chuck Berry is part of the lineup of performers celebrating the reopening of Washington's historic Howard Theatre. The Howard began a $29 million renovation in 2010 and reopened this month....
| Apr 22, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Iowa native Richie Lee will pay tribute to singers of the 1950s Monday night in Redfield.
Richie Lee and the Fabulous '50s perform at 7:30 p.m. at the South Dakota Developmental Center. Admission is by membership in the Redfield Area Concert...
| Apr 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are hitting theaters nationwide.
Recently discovered footage of the Fab Four's first full-length concert in the United States is the subject of a new documentary, "The Beatles: The Lost Concert."
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:12 AM
Rock's original bad boys are marking their unlikely milestone with another greatest hits album, a new movie and a handful of live shows. And they're doing it their way.
The Rolling Stones of yore were more likely to be caught dead than to be caught...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Banjo and fiddle player, comic-book aficionado, music buff, cartoon-voiced singer, prolific songwriter -- Peter Stampfel was on the groundfloor of a couple of major musical movements (folk-rock, punk) in the â60s with the Fugs and the Holy Modal...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 9:34 PM
At this point, thereâs not much mystery attached to a Tom Petty concert. When youâre a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, thereâs a royal obligation to hit all the favorite targets. Petty and the Heartbreakers fulfilled that mandate reliably on...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 4:23 PM
I recently wrote about some upcoming shows at Musikfest Café at SteelStacks that seem to be broadening the scope of acts that play there, including teen band Hot Chelle Rae, which this summer had the big hit “Tonight, Tonight.” Mat......
| Jan 1, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Chuck Berry (center, with sailor's cap) is helped off stage after not feeling well during his performance Saturday at the Congress Theater in Chicago. (Photo for the Tribune by Joel Wintermantle) About an hour into a rapidly-deteriorating concert at the...