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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Roy Orbison Heirs File Lawsuit To Stop Concert Hologram Project

Roy Orbison Heirs File Lawsuit To Stop Concert Hologram Project

Heirs of  Roy Orbison have filed a lawsuit to block what they say is a shakedown by a hologram company owned by Greek billionaire Alkiviades David. New technology often leads to legal battles, and with music related holograms, augmented reality and virtual reality all gaining traction, we expect a plethora of lawsuits over who controls rights ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Traveling Wilburys Collection

Read "The Traveling Wilburys Collection" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's very safe to say there's never been a band like the Traveling Wilburys and equally fair to state no such band has been regarded as they have, either at the time of their inception or with the benefit of hindsight as afforded by the comprehensive package that is The Traveling Wilburys Collection.

Yet ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2014 at the Paramount

Read "Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2014 at the Paramount" reviewed by Christine Connallon

Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2014
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
December 18,2014

A week before Christmas, the chilly winds swirling around the north shore of Long Island welcomed Chris Isaak and his band to the Paramount in Huntington for his 2014 Holiday Tour. Holiday spirit was in the air and the crowd ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Taylor: TroubleTown

Read "TroubleTown" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

On George Taylor's second recording, Rain or Shine (Self Produced, 2014), the guitarist looked oddly like a square accountant. On his first recording, TroubleTown he looks like Texas surfer cleaned up in a blue blazer. On both recordings, Taylor plays some of the freshest throw-back Americana being played. Touted as a “Blues musician," and, while he ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chris Isaak at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Read "Chris Isaak at NYCB Theatre at Westbury" reviewed by Christine Connallon

Chris Isaak
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Long Island, NY
September 7, 2014

Chris Isaak likes to make a splash.

The perpetually youthful musician burst onto the stage the way he burst onto the music scene 30 years ago, when he signed to Warner Brothers and subsequently released the CD ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

The Feeling: Creative Control Again

Read "The Feeling: Creative Control Again" reviewed by Christine Connallon

Sitting in the plush lobby of a Lower East Side hotel of New York City, Dan Gillespie- Sells and Richard Jones blend right in to the crowd, so much so that I walked past them lounging around a table with two tea pots, near a roaring fire without recognizing them. When I set myself up at ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Legacy Announces Record Store Day Exclusives for November 29th

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is rolling out an incredible line-up of collectible 12" and 7" vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day's Back to Black Friday 2013, celebrated this year at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 29, 2013. For RSD Back To Black Friday 2013, Legacy is offering ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Music Without Borders Presents Upcoming NYC Concerts

Music Without Borders, a music and arts consulting firm based in Stamford, CT, is pleased to announce highlights of its upcoming NYC concert calendar. MWB has long been associated with producing concert events at diverse venues such as Symphony Space, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Beacon Theater, the 92nd Street Y, and the Rubin Museum of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2012

Read "Penang Island Jazz Festival 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson

9th Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Hotel
Penang, Malaysia
November 29--December 2, 2012

From pickup at the airport at 10.30pm to personal send-off five days later at 4.00am, Paul Augustin, the Director of the Penang Island Jazz Festival, is what you could call the perfect host. It's this personal touch--instilled in the festival staff's ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Quentin Moore: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Read "Quentin Moore: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Much has been recently written about the “graying" of jazz and the audience who listens to it, young musicians seem to continually discover (and rediscover) its enduring value--and not just the value of jazz as its own standalone genre, but the benefit of incorporating aspects of jazz, such as improvisation and arrangement, into music of every ...