October 12, 1997 |
Guitarist Martino, who was forced to relearn his instrument after suffering a brain aneurysm in 1980, retains a solid identity in these diverse collaborations with seven fellow guitarists ranging from Les Paul to Joe Satriani. Even in the weaker numbers (those with Charlie Hunter, Tuck Andress and Michael Hedges), Martino brings a measure of feeling that his partners never seem able to match. A duet with Cassandra Wilson on Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" seems gratuitous.
August 28, 1988 |
Guitar great Les Paul was feted last week at a concert held at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music. The event featured performances by such Paul fans as Eddie Van Halen, Steve Miller, B.B. King, Stanley Jordan and Waylon Jennings. HBO will air highlights in October as a special titled, "Cinemax Sessions: Les Paul--He Changed the Music." . . .
January 28, 2013 |
Celebrity, as it turns out, is in the eye of the beholder, and one of the fascinating aspects of the annual convention that brings together makers and sellers of all manner of musical gear for four days in Anaheim is that there are nearly as many universes of celebrity as there are stars within each. This year's National Assn. of Music Merchants convention - "the NAMM show" in the industry parlance - drew the usual plethora of household names from the music world, from Stevie Wonder and the Who's Pete Townshend to Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson, Elton John and "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson along with a host of other pop, R&B, jazz, folk, country, blues and world music acts.
August 7, 2012 |
The 12th Google doodle of the London 2012 Olympics is our favorite type--the interactive doodle! It celebrates the track and field sport of hurdling just in time for the women's 100-meter hurdles final that will take place Tuesday evening. The men's and women's 400-meter hurdle final are scheduled for Wednesday evening. Google's arm chair version of hurdling will not leave you breathless, but you might need to practice to get your time down. You move forward by tapping the forward and backward arrows as quickly as you can. The spacebar lets you jump.
May 31, 2001
7:30 pm Pop Music More and more, it seems, writers who want to describe the excesses, cliches and absurdities of the '70s-vintage hard-rock world are reduced to just two words: "Spinal Tap." The titular subject of Rob Reiner's 1984 mockumentary, the hapless headbangers have endured beyond the screen, and fiction turns flesh once again as the quartet headlines the Greek Theatre. O.C.
March 13, 2007 |
"I want it!" squealed 13-year-old Hiiaka Kaneao, pointing to a sparkly, hot pink, star-shaped bass guitar hanging inside a pink fur-lined booth. Her high-pitched voice is music to the ears of the guitar's maker, Daisy Rock Guitars. The Los Angeles retailer's colorful and smaller guitars for girls and women have gained worldwide popularity in the last several years and signaled a growing trend within the traditionally male-dominated guitar industry.
January 25, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * A revival of the comedy "A Thousand Clowns," starring Tom Selleck, at right, runs Feb. 27 through March 11 at the Shubert Theater, 272 Tremont St. (617) 482-9393. * American Repertory Theater is staging George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma" at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. It opens Friday and runs through March 14. (617) 547-8300. * The Blue Man Group has an indefinite run at the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St.
November 15, 2007 |
Stage producer and director R. Craig Noel, who led San Diego's Old Globe Theatre to national prominence, and Morten Lauridsen, a Los Angeles composer of oft-performed choral music and a longtime professor at USC's Thornton School of Music, are among the nine honorees receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Bush and Laura Bush in ceremonies today at the White House.
September 30, 1990 |
Artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as performers and forefathers: 1985: Performers--Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Elvis Presley. Forefathers--Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmy Yancey. 1986: Performers--the Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B. B.