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When White Bands Covered Motown Hits (Blogcritics.org)
Watching Justin Timberlake on the Grammy Awards show last Sunday, I was finally won over; his calculated campaign to remake his career from boy-band heartthrob into credible artist has worked. For Justin, this has involved earning his street creds as a white musician who can channel black styles like hip-hop and R&B. The beauty part is, he didn?t even have to act like a thug, unlike Eminem ...
What's happenin' (The Montana Standard)
Looking for something to do Saturday? Consider the following: MINI-PERFORMANCE Actors in the upcoming presentation of the musical ?Bye Bye Birdie? will do two musical numbers at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Butte Plaza Mall. The show opens March 2 in the Orphan Girl Theatre.
Ghastly 'Ghost Rider' hauntingly hellacious (Boston Herald)
If you mixed Goethe's "Faust" with the ballad of Evil Knievel, you'd have "Ghost Rider," a lame, superhero flick that answers the question: What if the devil pimped...
Instinct, vision, and a bit of Brass (Calendarlive.com)
A&M's Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss built a diverse empire around artists who seemed mainstream but were often off-kilter. IT might be a 1969 telegram to Australia from a label president unaccustomed to working with openly out-of-control rockers, asking about Joe Cocker's "deportment."
New this week in music (The Herald-Mail)
With vocals that echo Karen Carpenter and dreamy music that recalls '60s jazzy pop, you would expect the duo known as The Bird and The Bee to sing about sun rays, pure love, cute puppies and lollipops.
Diversions: Coming attractions (St. Petersburg Times)
The musical 'Victor/Victoria' continues at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and some Thursdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for cash bar and included buffet.
Ice Shanty contest seeks youth groups (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC The Capitol Civic Centre is looking for youth groups to help decorate ice shanties for its Great Wisconsin Ice Shanty Competition.
Peter Apo's musical milestones (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
PETER APO is intently watching some black-and-white television footage from 1963, and it's blowing his mind. "This is such a trip!" he says, as his old folk trio, Travelers 3, rises from the murky past in footage unseen for three-plus decades.
Diversions: coming attractions (St. Petersburg Times)
Pasco Arts Council presents "Dreams, Meditations & Myths: The Art of Patrick Stickney" through Feb. 16 at the council's gallery, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Coming attractions (St. Petersburg Times)
Deadline to buy tickets for the "Gong Show" dinner to benefit Alzheimer's Family Organization is 4 p.m. Monday. The dinner show will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. Dinner will be catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill.
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