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Monday, Feb. 25, 2008

Hot Buttered Impresario

Isaac Hayes released his first album in 1967, but when Hot Buttered Soul hit the charts he made his indelible impression on popular music. In 1972, the singer and songwriter, became the first African-American composer to win an Academy Award, for the Shaft soundtrack. He was the creative grist behind Otis Redding and Sam & Dave, including co-authoring “Soul Man.” Hayes, 65, has emerged as an actor, radio celebrity and restaurateur, triple talents he combined in his role as Chef on “South Park.”
Music Feature
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Richard Thompson’s history lesson

When singer/songwriter Richard Thompson brings his “1,000 Years of Popular Music” tour to the Pabst Theater on Feb. 7, his fans may be surprised to learn that none of the British folk-rocker’s own music will factor into the program. According to Thompson, who has recorded more than 50 albums in varying musical . . .
A&E Feature
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Joshua Bell at the Pabst

Grammy award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell remembers clearly when they first met, and when their paths unexpectedly crossed a second time. It was at a London violin dealership prior to Bell’s 2001 appearance at the Royal Albert Hall . . .
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008

(DIG Music)

In the 1970s, singer Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay and her late husband, keyboardist Keith Godchaux, were members of the Grateful Dead, and Donna Jean brings much of that sound to her new CD.

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