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NEW YORK — Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds has been enjoying rock stardom from a relevantly sane place.
Wherever I go in the country, or the world for that matter, if there is a music-related site I take the trouble to visit it. When I was in Rio de Janeiro, I made a beeline for Garota de Ipanema Café and Bar, where the great bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” was written. Last year, while in Nashville, I visited the new Johnny Cash Museum and in New York strolled by the Brill Buildings, where folks like Carole King (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”) and Ellie Greenwich (“Da Doo Ron Ron”) wrote the songs we remember from the 1960s.
You can hear some good ol’ down home music in Gilbert this weekend.
The Mesa folk rock band Murrieta, recently named one of Phoenix New Times’ Top 5 Must-See Shows of the Week, is quickly becoming a force to reckon with on the local indie rock scene.
The Higley Center for the Performing Arts has three performances scheduled in January featuring renowned entertainers from all over the globe.
Editor’s note: Mark Scarp has the week off. This column first appeared in the Tribune Dec. 30, 2012.
Once upon a turbulent era, there was a magical hub in the music universe high above the city, where great talents of the time cloistered in rustic, seedy harmony.
“Inside Llewyn Davis” is a new kind of project for the Coen brothers to take on. To an extent, the film is a musical of sorts along the lines of “Once.” In addition to being a love letter to old folk songs, it’s also one of the most brutally honest, if not disheartening, movies about the cruel nature of show business. While different territory for the masterful directing duo, “Inside Llewyn Davis” still has the Coen’s distinctive signature all over it. As with many of their films, they find the comedy in bleakness and the bleakness in comedy, resulting in a narrative that’s either saying a lot or saying nothing at all. However you view it, boy is it fascinating to watch.
The folk music icon know for songs like “Crazy,” “Stardust,” “On the Road Again” and “Good Hearted Woman” performs.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
At 72 years young, Dan Hicks remains the eternal hipster. Hicks first entered the music scene in the sixties with his seminal group, The Charlatans, and he remains an influential figure among musicians.
Following the general trend in home décor, holiday trim and accessories this year are an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional colors and styles.
NEW YORK — Today's travelers want to be comfortable, organized and connected. With those themes in mind, here are some gift ideas, starting with suggestions from three folks who travel for a living.
A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen.
Crisp, fall air can be hard to come in the Valley, but Boyce Thompson Arboretum has it in spades at its annual festival where attendees are invited to enjoy the bright foliage of the Chinese Pistachio trees, listen to live folk music, sip hot cider and browse a variety of arts and crafts booths.
Looking to appeal to more than the rodeo crowd and needing to bridge the gap between the parade and rodeo, this year’s Gilbert Days features the Red, White and Blues Festival.
Grabbing a bite and a drink at Tempe Marketplace is a good bet anytime, but your dining dollars can really make a difference there on Sept. 29.
True Music Festival, a new event coming to Scottsdale’s Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, has booked its first round of performers.
Vacationers to the Valley often spend part of it in Scottsdale, as the local tourism promotion machine is an impressive one. It’s one of those places that doesn’t require the word “Arizona” after it in conversation. People know where it is, for well or ill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to people who stood in line for hours to get it.
The American folk musician, whose songs have been recorded by Bette Midler, Jessica Simpson and the Dixie Chicks, tours in support of her recent album “American Kid.”
Patty Griffin performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. on Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin)
A few observations from a columnist who, despite summer having officially begun just this past week, might have been out in the sun too long:
It has happened to all of us.