Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
Barry Goldberg and buds bring back the blues
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Scott Benarde, JE Feature
Keyboard player Barry Goldberg is upbeat as he talks about "Buried Alive in the Blues," the new Chicago Blues Reunion CD, DVD and current tour, which he fondly calls " ''Spinal Tap'' for the geriatric set." CBR, after all, is a band of merry old blues men - and one woman - most in their 60s, whose paths crossed in...
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M.J. Fine
With the best of intentions, a friendly colleague told me I'd love Matisyahu. She thought of me every time she heard "King Without a Crown" on the radio, she said. Why? Well, because he's Jewish, like me. Chasidic, in fact. And she knows how I love weird music. What could be weirder than a Chasidic reggae singer? My first memorable...
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Now, after all these years, it can be revealed: The object of throaty Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"? Mick? Warren? No, she recently kibitzed to a reporter: "It's Mark Felt!" Guess he took his "clouds in his coffee" to ward off the chill while standing in that drafty garage.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With the global mega-concert Live 8 less than 48 hours away, Larry Magid seemed decidedly relaxed. For the legendary Philadelphia concert promoter who will be running the only U.S. leg of the global event, Magid stayed cool while talking to the press, answering phones and giving directions to his staff - all under the pressure of an ever-ticking clock. Magid...
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Don’t even bother trying to reach Aron Magner while he’s rehearsing with the band. The messages accumulate on his cell phone while the keyboardist spends hours with his fellow musicians, working to “open up a song into another dimension, where we are humanizing electronic music.” For the past 10 years, the 29-year-old Bala Cynwyd native, who now lives in Queen...
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