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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Returns To Nutter Center By Alan Sculley The Tran-Siberian Orchestra of today is a marvel of success and a one-of-a-kind entity on the music scene. The combination progressive rock band and orchestra routinely sells more than a million copies of each of its CDs – despite existing in a time when downloading has […]

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Third Day Content With Musical Direction

Embracing The Moment By Alan Sculley It’s no secret that Third Day has long harbored ambitions of breaking beyond the Christian music scene and into the mainstream rock market. That sort of crossover has happened from time to time since the group came on the national scene in 1997, but never on the kind of […]

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Dukes Of September

Fagen, McDonald And Scaggs, Join Forces At Riverbend By Alan Sculley Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs all have no problem finding demand for doing their own tours, and they certainly enjoy performing songs from their catalogs. But as rewarding as it might be for Fagen, for instance, to tour in […]

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Maroon 5 Comes To The Fraze

Riding High Maroon 5 Brings Hits And New Music To Fraze By Alan Sculley No one would suggest that Maroon 5 hasn’t had a good run since releasing its debut CD, Songs About Jane, in 2002. But one thing that, in at least one important way, hasn’t been easy for the band has been its […]

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Rock

Jack Johnson/To The Sea______ On his fifth album, Jack decided it was time to rock – at least a little bit. In other words, Johnson, who has always been known as an acoustic performer, gives his legion of fans some new wrinkles on To The Sea by plugging in with his band and doing more […]

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Contemplating Transition

Jonas Brothers Assess Next Step In Their Career By Allen Sculley Nick Jonas has a simple piece of advice to young artists like Justin Bieber that are trying to follow in the footsteps of his group, the Jonas Brothers, and make it big in the music business. “I think the important part of everyone’s journey […]

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Ready For A Comeback

Bret Michaels Performs At JD Legends By Alan Sculley Bret Michaels says a key reason he won the Celebrity Apprentice television show in May is that he doesn’t underestimate anyone – including himself. That sort of awareness and determination has shown itself in more critical ways recently than in winning a reality show. The frontman […]

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Welcome Back, Mr. Koz

Saxophonist Dave Koz Returns to Fraze By Alan Sculley Perhaps more than ever, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz sees his concerts this year – and the entertainment they provide – as playing a vital role in the larger lives of his audience. Like most people in the music industry, he has watched some acts either cancel […]

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Shining Stars – Earth Wind & Fire remain proud of 
established career

Last year there were indications that Earth Wind & Fire might have a special collection of music in the works for 
its fans. In an article in Billboard magazine, singer Philip Bailey said the group was planning to do a three CD set – one disc of new studio material, a live CD and a […]

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Cracker – Staying True To Self

Alternative Pop/Rock Band Cracker Headed to McGuffy’s Guitarist Johnny Hickman says he wouldn’t be happy playing with a band that stuck to a similar sound from song to song and album to album. Fortunately, Hickman is in Cracker, a band that after nearly 19 years together has established itself as being difficult to categorize. “I […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]