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Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Read "Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love at NYCB Theatre at Westbury" reviewed by Christine Connallon

Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
June 27, 2019

Darlene Love, born Darlene Wright, is an American singer and actress who discovered her voice while singing in her church at the age of 10 in Los Angeles, CA. Gospel gave her a foundation and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

PunktFestival 2017

Read "PunktFestival 2017" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norvegia
Varie sedi
31.8-2.9.2017

Come sempre Punkt è un festival fuori dall'ordinario e all'insegna dell'imprevisto e dell'imprevedibile. Una sorta di Industria 4.0 della musica: fuori dal “circolo" dei tour estivi, tipico dei festival jazz, e poco interessato a fotografare il passato e il presente, è invece molto attento ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Emi Ferguson: Amour Cruel

Read "Amour Cruel" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Crossing musical borders is a risky business. Our culture loves certainty; the marketplace prefers easily distinguishable, homogenous categories. Whereas contemporary visual artists, at least since Rauschenberg, receive critical praise (and financial reward) for combining styles and materials previously thought to be discrete, contemporary musicians who cross boundaries put their reputations, and sometimes their careers, on the ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Phil Spector Documentary to Screen in Hollywood

A new British documentary, The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector, will screen for a week in August at the American Cinematheques Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, where the films director and co-producer, Vikram Jayanti, will be on hand for the opening night on Aug. 19.

Jayanti interviewed Spector in depth during his first trial in the ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Imprisoned, Phil Spector is Credited as Producer of Wife's New CD

The collection of up-tempo pop songs apparently were recorded before he was sentenced to 19 years to life for murdering struggling actress Lana Clarkson.

Music producer Phil Spector was legendary for his work with Tina Turner, the Ronettes and the Beatles.

But certainly his greatest feat would seem to be the release this summer of ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Phil Spector Will Be Allowed Jam Sessions with Fellow Prisoners

Phil Spectors permanent assignment in the state prison system is a massive Central Valley penitentiary with special accommodations for older and disabled inmates. And even behind bars, the man credited with inventing the “Wall of Sound" will still be allowed to create music.

The 69-year-old record producer, serving at least 19 years for the murder ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Her Husband Behind Bars, Spector's Wife Breaks Silence

Rachelle Spector, 28, scoffs at the notion that she's a gold digger, saying she's devoted to her role as the spokeswoman for the producer's cause and chief financial officer of his music empire.

Rachelle Spector arrived for lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel with one French-manicured hand gripping a hot pink BlackBerry. “I never know when ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Phil Spector Sentenced 19 Years to Life for Murder

In a quiet end to the six-year-old case, the legendary music producer is told that he will not be eligible for parole until 2028, when he would be 88.

Phil Spector stared straight ahead. It was the appointed hour for the legendary music producer's six-year murder case to come to a close and the courtroom was ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Famous Record Producer Must Serve at Least 18 Years of a Mandatory Life Sentence

A Los Angeles jury convicted Phil Spector of second-degree murder Monday, making the legendary record producer who worked with the Beatles and a host of other pop stars the first celebrity found guilty of murder on Hollywood's home turf in at least 40 years.

The verdict read in a tense, standing-room-only courtroom came six years and ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Spector Jury Has Reached a Verdict/ Guilty of second-degree murder

Phil Spector has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson six years ago.

An L.A. Superior Court jury reached its decision against the legendary music producer after nine days of deliberations. An earlier jury deadlocked 10-2 in favor of guilt.

The decision means the 69-year-old Spector, famed for his ...