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Woman Around Town: Mary Bridget Davies’ Dream Role
One Night with Janis Joplin at Arena Stage

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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Mary Bridget Davies is living out a lifelong dream: performing on stage the music of one of her most beloved singers, Janis Joplin, in One

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Peter Quaife: Veritas, Volume One

Monday, July 18th, 2011
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After a couple of shaky albums littered with pop tunes and blues covers, The Kinks truly established themselves in the mid-60′s with songs that told

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Master Class: Paul & Linda McCartney: Ram (1971)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
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Discussions of The Beatles’ solo careers have a tendency to get heated quickly, at least if I’m ever involved. I have a hard time respecting

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Master Class: An Introduction to The Yardbirds

Sunday, May 15th, 2011
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The Yardbirds have a strange legacy in the annals of rock history. They are celebrated as the band where Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy

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Master Class: The Kinks – Lola Versus
Powerman & The Money-Go-Round

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
by on Playing Around

As a general rule, whenever an artist tackles the subject of fame, it is largely a narcissistic pity party – they are famous, they make

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Master Class: Chuck Berry

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
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“If you tried to give Rock and Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.” The above quote from John Lennon sums up Chuck

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Annie Dinerman: Broken Cookies

Friday, January 21st, 2011
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The singer-songwriter is a (deservedly) revered figure in popular music, bearing his or her emotions in their art for all to see. Sometimes it will

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