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03.11.2014 | 36 days ago | Posted at 11:54 AM

30th Anniversary Celebration out on Home Video

By David Luhrssen
  In 1992, Bob Dylan was in one of his periodic creative slumps as a recording artist, and his live shows were already getting shaky. Perhaps the admiring musical cast assembled that year to mark the 30th anniversary of his first LP helped revitalize the songwriter that changed the direction of music? The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration: Deluxe Edition has been releas...
07.14.2013 | | Posted at 08:47 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The stage was crowded last October when acclaimed musicians by the dozen crowded the rostrum at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert honored The Band's drummer, Levon Helm, who had died recently from cancer, and raised money to sustain Helm's Woodstock, New York music series, the Midnight Rambles. Love for Levon (out in an elaborate DVD-CD set, among other c...
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April 20, 2012

Just try being glum around Mavis Staples. She radiates the kind of joy that can't help but put smiles on those around her, or so it seemed when she spread her brand of message music Friday night.<br /><br />"Message music" ...

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