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  • 'Memphis' wins just four Tony Awards as musical prizes spread around

     
    "Memphis" won best musical at Sunday's Tony Awards and three of its seven other bids -- score (Joe DiPietro, David Bryan), book (DiPietro) and orchestrations (Daryl Waters, Bryan). This tuner about the segregated south of the 1950s was the only...
  • Live review: Hootenanny Festival 2010

     
    For some, the Fourth of July is a good opportunity to re-read the Declaration of Independence, or the writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams or George Washington to reacquaint themselves with the spirit behind the nation’s founding. The Hootenanny...
  • Who will win the Tony Awards: David Sheward makes brave early predictions

     
    Soon after the Tony Award nominations were announced, Gold Derby cornered one of Broadway's shrewdest gurus to get his take on who's out front to win: David Sheward, executive editor of Back Stage. Every year Sheward has one of the best track records...
  • Tony Award nominations: Melissa Bernardo makes brave, early predix

     
    Being a Tony Awards pundit is a dizzy job. We must rush around Broadway to see many top contenders that open in the last few weeks of the eligibility period so they can be freshest on voters' minds. Then we must dish with voters and peers so we can...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum

    John Mellencamp talks 'No Better Than This' and Bob Dylan at Grammy Museum
    It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era. "Bob was nervous,"...
  • At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie

    At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie
    The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice. "Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
  • Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio

    Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio
    Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
  • Billy Lee Riley dies at 75; rockabilly pioneer did 'Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll'

    Billy Lee Riley, a rockabilly pioneer and songwriter who recorded for the legendary Sun Records label and is best remembered for his 1957 singles "Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll" and "Red Hot," has died. He was 75. Riley died Sunday of colon cancer that...
  • Shelby Singleton dies at 77; maverick country music mogul

    Shelby Singleton dies at 77; maverick country music mogul
    Shelby Singleton, a maverick country music mogul and talent scout who launched the careers of Roger Miller and Ray Stevens before resuscitating the fabled Sun Records label to give new life to recordings by 1950s Sun discoveries including Johnny Cash...
  • Can 'American Idiot' win over Tony Awards voters?

     
    "American Idiot" opened Tuesday night to strong enough reviews in a weak theater season that it is now one of the front-runners to win best musical at the upcoming Tony Awards. The production is based on Green Day's mega-hit CD of the same name, which...