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Reissues feature Garfunkel, Weather Report

August 29, 2012 This week I review new re-issues courtesy of Sony/Legacy featuring Art Garfunkel, Weather Report and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. more »»

Places to Go, Things to Do

August 29, 2012 American Red Cross bus trip to doo-wop show PITTSBURGH — The Jefferson County Chapter of the American Red Cross is sponsoring a bus trip Dec. more »»

Toronto Festival of the Arts upcoming

August 24, 2012 TORONTO — The city’s annual festival of the arts, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

New reissue features Thelonious Monk

August 24, 2012 Last week I reviewed the new Columbia Legacy series featuring jazz and other completist box sets found online at and by clicking on the complete albums link. more »»

Places to go, Things to do

August 24, 2012 Crafters needed for fall festival in Bridgeport BRIDGEPORT — Crafters are needed for the annual Fall Craft and Food festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Paul Lutherin Church, 5681 National Roa. more »»

National, regional blues bands coming to Spot Bar

August 20, 2012 STEUBENVILLE —The Spot Bar, 217 S. Fourth St., will be the place for the blues beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as the bar hosts its annual blues festival. more »»

Opinion: It’s all about Mingus: A music pioneer

August 20, 2012 Miles Davis. Dave Brubeck. Thelonious Monk. And Charlie Mingus. They may not be household names to the average reader, but to me they are giants. more »»

‘Addams Family’ musical coming to Pittsburgh

August 2, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The upcoming national tour of “The Addams Family,” a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, is running through... more »»

Emotionally rich ‘Sunset Boulevard’ concludes

August 2, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Possession and usury flirted wildly with tempestuous fragility as the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera premiered a superbly bewitching production of “Sunset Boulevard,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’... more »»

Cash saluted in wide-ranging releases

August 2, 2012 I’ve always thought of Johnny Cash as more of a folk singer than country singer, or someone who couldn’t be defined in any limited way. more »»

Places to Go, Things to Do

August 2, 2012 Playhouse to present murder mystery WELLSBURG — Brooke Hills Playhouse will present Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, “The Mousetrap,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 10-11 and at 2 p. more »»

‘Sunset Boulevard’ brings tinsel town to CLO

July 26, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Audiences will be captivated by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fiery story of love, fame and Hollywood in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s debut production of “Sunset Boulevard,” currently running... more »»

Guthrie, Incubus top this week’s playlist

July 26, 2012 This week I review a great new Woody Guthrie box set and an upcoming release by the band Incubus. more »»

Places to go, Things to do

July 26, 2012 Music festival at Fort Steuben Hotel STEUBENVILLE — A free music festival featuring classical, jazz and bluegrass music will held from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in the lobby of the Fort Steuben Hotel. more »»

Sin recording first EP

July 19, 2012 STEUBENVILLE —Local heavy metal band Sin is hoping its first four-song EP will lead to new opportunities and a bigger audience devoted to it heavy sound. more »»

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ richly orchestrated

July 19, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The humble inhabitants of a small, impoverished Russian-Jewish village named Anatevka extend an invitation to break bread with them in Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center, where until Sunday th... more »»

Calendar of events

July 19, 2012 Weekender wants to know your local upcoming entertainment events. E-mail listings with phone number, event date and times to more »»

Places to go, Things to do

July 19, 2012 Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Historic Village to host African-American chef AVELLA —The Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will... more »»

Brooke Hills to present ‘Zombie Prom’

July 12, 2012 From staff reports WELLSBURG — When the Brooke Hills Playhouse opens its production of the Dana Rowe-John Dempsey musical comedy “Zombie Prom,” the show will have the youngest cast of any full-scal... more »»

A look at blues’ legend Taj Mahal

July 12, 2012 This week I take a look at a coming retrospective on blues’ legend Taj Mahal. more »»

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