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  • Lara Downes and the Musical Art Quintet
    Lara Downes will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at the Emerald Tablet
    This is a last-minute announcement; but it is definitely one worth noting. Lara Downes will be giving her next San Francisco performance at The Emerald Tablet tomorrow night. This venue describes itself as “a creativity salon;” and its...
  • John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia Lennon, dies at 75
    Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies
    She was married to a Beatle, John Lennon, prior to and during the height of global Beatlemania. Cynthia Lennon (nee Powell) passed away on Wednesday from her battle with cancer, according to a statement from Julian Lennon's rep. Their only son...
  • Rock Against MS 3
    Rock Against MS 3
    “This is why I love music. Music can raise money for a good cause - to fight MS...that is why we are all here tonight. This is my first time doing Rock Against MS and I was talking to some people before the show and I became enlightened....
  • Rock Hall Connection: Cynthia Lennon
    Rock Hall Connection: Cynthia Lennon
    Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon and mother of their son Julian, passed away on April 1st, after a short battle with cancer, according to a representative. She was 75.Lennon was 18 when she met John, just as the Beatles were beginning...
  • Isabelle Faust
    A Robert Schumann trilogy project begins on harmonia mundi
    Robert Schumann composed three complete concertos: Opus 54 in A minor for piano, written between 1841 and 1845, Opus 129 for cello, written in 1850, and the unpublished WoO 23 for violin in D minor, written in 1853. These solo instruments are also...
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
    Foster City series marks Jazz Appreciation Month
    April, we should note, is Jazz Appreciation Month and the Foster City Library is getting into the spirit with a four weeks of Thursday night concerts.ScheduleThursday: Charged ParticlesApril 9: Primal MatesApril 16: VidYAApril 23: Marcus ShelbyThe...
  • Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
    Monterey Jazz Festival announces full 2015 lineup
    April 1 has arrived and with it the announcement of the full lineup for the 2015 Monterey Jazz Festival, which is set for September 18-20 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.It’s clear that festival organizers remain dedicated to presenting...
  • Mother and son
    Breaking news: John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died
    Julian Lennon announced that his mother, Cynthia Lennon, passed away April 1. Julian posted a page on his website and also announced it in a press release. “Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short...
  • The Doobie Brothers
    The Doobie Brothers, KISS and St. Vincent to be Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards
    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor The Doobie Brothers with the Voice of Music Award at the 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 29. The award, which is presented to an artist or...
  • Prince and his symbol
    Top-10 foolish career moves in rock music
    Devoted music fans often idolize their favorite artists, but if it weren't for musical talent and a few lucky breaks, those same artists might be taking orders at some fast food joint. In truth, celebrities in general and rock stars in...
  • "One Room Schoolhouse"
    Jane Siberry releases first e-book
    Last month it was “Jane-Takes.” This month Jane Siberry is putting up her first e-book.The multi-dimensional singer-songwriter tomorrow reissues One Room Schoolhouse, a pamphlet-sized publication that she first published in March, 1999...
  • Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield bid fond farewell to Elliott Smith in LA
    Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield bid fond farewell to Elliott Smith in LA
    Americana darlings Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield have spent the last three years recording a tribute to their mutual musical idol Elliott Smith. Their tribute album sees the duo delivering fine covers of a dozen cuts, both deep and shallow,...
  • The Rolling Stones will be on tour this summer
    Will Rolling Stones add a New York City concert date?
    According to a March 31 report from Rolling Stone, The Rolling Stones will embark on a 15-city tour this summer, including stops in San Diego, Dallas and Buffalo. Surpringly, the band did not announce any dates for New York City or Long Island.The...
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    America: Ride that highway
    When America released its break-out single “A Horse With No Name” in 1971, listeners mistook it as a Neil Young song. Both were primarily blues-driven folk rock acts, and Young's popularity was soaring at the time, having just...
  • System of a Down
    System of a Down choose Los Angeles to Wake Up The Souls
    Who: System of a DownWhere: The ForumWhen: Monday, April 6thTickets: $60It’s been a full decade since System of a Down’s last album(s) came out, as the metal quartet of Armenian descent went radio silent after a furious 12 years. After...
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