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  • Lightnin' strikes a chord

    Lightnin' strikes a chord
    Pasadena-based bluesman Lightnin’ Willie has developed a particularly intriguing wrinkle on the genre, one that’s cool, airy, with a sinuous groove that infiltrates his audience’s consciousness and invariably gets them up on their feet.
  • A holiday recording wrap-up

    A holiday recording wrap-up
    No matter the state of the world or how desperate the straits of the recording industry, and regardless of changes in musical delivery systems (78, LP, CD, MP3, downloads), one constant is the yearly flood of year-end holiday music. Americans love...

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...

    Susie Glaze tells her story onstage

    Susie Glaze tells her story onstage
    Burbank-based Americana-folk singer Susie Glaze, acclaimed as one of the best vocalists in the region, took an unusually circuitous route to attain that recognition. “I am originally from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and although I studied folk music as a...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the legacy of 'The Christmas Song'

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the legacy of 'The Christmas Song'
    For years now on most Fridays, I begin class not with a grammar or writing exercise but with a music lesson as a way to broaden my students’ musical knowledge by playing for them some of the great singers and composers of the 20th century, artists I...