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." . . .
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.
October 11, 1994 |
Danny Gatton, who long held a reputation among musicians and in the music press as "the world's greatest unknown guitarist," has died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 49. Gatton died Oct. 4 at his home in southern Maryland. The guitarist gained national recognition with a 1991 Grammy award nomination for best rock instrumental performance for the album "88 Elmira Street," but for most of his career languished in relative obscurity. A legend in the Washington, D.C.
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April 24, 1993 |
Along Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, two music stores were targeted by looters during the riots. Cheryl Colburn, a shift manager at Tower Records, said looters smashed through the store's back door with a crowbar and made off with about $500 worth of compact discs and a television monitor. "They must have been here awhile, because they were actually picking out the CDs, not just grabbing the first ones they saw," she said.