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Plum native to be inducted into polka hall of fame

By Debbie Black
Polka jammer Randy Koslosky has spent decades making and sharing his music to preserve its legacy in Western Pennsylvania. The Plum native will be ...

Actor Duchovny to sing at Pittsburgh’s Altar Bar

By Tribune-Review
David Duchovny, who came to fame as a star of “The X-Files,” has turned into quite the Renaissance man. He’s still acting; he wrote a novel, ...

Photo Gallery: Lake Street Dive play soulful, sold-out show at Mr. Smalls

By Katelyn Ferral
Lake Street Dive may be an international act now, but they moved crowds in Pittsburgh on Wednesday with the same soul they’ve always had. It seems ...

A ukulele that rocks? Jake Shimabukuro can show you how

By L. Kent Wolgamott
The ukulele is booming. Stores are selling ever more of the four-stringed, guitar-like Hawaiian instruments. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has taken up the uke. So ...

Neighborhood Week sends Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra out into community

By Mark Kanny
Neighborhood Week for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will mean six chances to encounter the orchestra playing different programs at spots other than Heinz Hall from ...

Tim McGraw keeps on truckin’, no matter the musical obstacles

By Alan Sculley
If the recent past is any indication, there could be a new Tim McGraw album coming right after his current tour ends this fall. The country ...

Joe Grushecky, band close Arts on the Allegheny summer series

By Debbie Black
Pittsburgh favorites Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers will close out this season’s Arts on the Allegheny summer concert series on Aug. 29. The free concert will ...

Rockers find welcome reception, new gigs in today’s culture

By Rege Behe
In a corner of the third-floor sports bar, Shari Richards and her band roar through a series of blues-rock standards. It’s a riveting performance by accomplished ...

Country singer Moore offers good, ‘Wild’ roots-rock

By Tribune-Review
‘Wild Ones’ Kip Moore (MCA Nashville) Of all the backward-ballcap-wearing male country singers, Kip Moore takes the dirt road less traveled. The ...

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages keep it fresh by delving into the past

By Michael Machosky
The Decade was a legendary Pittsburgh venue in the ’80s. The tiny Oakland nightclub had seen just about everything on its stage, including the likes ...

Singer Menzel hopes to stay close to the music, despite rising star

By Mark Kanny
The star on Idina Menzel’s dressing-room door just keeps getting bigger. She came to fame, and her first Tony nomination, with the 1995 Broadway musical ...

Australian group 5 Seconds of Summer never expected their quick rise

By Alan Sculley
In mid-July, 5 Seconds of Summer began a three-month U.S. tour that will see it play large outdoor amphitheaters and arenas — the kinds of ...

Rising country-music duo Dan + Shay adding talents to Dayton Fair

By Kellie B. Gormly
Dan + Shay, a rising country-music duo featuring Wexford native Dan Smyers, will provide the grand finale of a string of performances at the Dayton ...

Stevie Wonder to play Consol on Oct. 19

Staff and Wire Reports
Music legend Stevie Wonder will bring his “Songs in the Key of Life Performance” tour to Consol Energy Center, Uptown, on Oct. 19. The tour ...

Soul Sessions launch Wilson Center revival

By Susan Jones
As part of the rebirth of the August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has created a new music series, Soul Sessions, with five shows throughout ...

Jimmy Buffett keeps ‘Workin’ and Playin’ ’ in First Niagara show

By Vaunda Bonnett
Jimmy Buffett just goes with the flow. Whether joking with the Pittsburgh fans about his tour “skipping” the area this year, or working a running joke ...

Jazz singer Feather does good   job ‘Flirting With Disaster’

By Tribune-Review
‘Flirting With Disaster’ Lorraine Feather (Jazzed Media) Lorraine Feather is a total professional with lyrics. Anyone familiar with her work will look at her song “Traffic and Weather” and completely understand that statement. “Flirting With Disaster” shows that ...

RANT Festival piles it on in Lawrenceville

By Michael Machosky
There’s a lot going on in Lawrenceville right now, so the bustling Butler Street corridor might seem a little more crowded than usual Aug. 15. ...

Southside Johnny, band just want a good time together

By Rex Rutkoski
Music, says Southside Johnny Lyon, is important to people for a lot of reasons. “My one great hope is that my music helps people get through ...

Counting Crows frontman ready to show new style in Pittsburgh show

By Alan Sculley
When Adam Duritz started writing lyrics for the current Counting Crows album, “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” he almost didn’t recognize the person or the meanings behind ...