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Jamison fans are still cheering on ‘Voice’ singer from Ross Township

By Kellie B. Gormly
Wednesday night, Chris Jamison stood on stage with the other three finalists on NBC’s “The Voice,” waiting during that nerve-wracking pause before show officials announced ...

A&E notebook: Mandolin Orchestra to play Christmas concert in McCandless

By Tribune-Review
Bluegrass, Italian classics and other genres always are looking for a place to stay for the holidays. Never unwilling to provide such a home, the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra will offer some music from those genres as well as holiday favorites at ...

Brickman happily adds to pile of Christmas albums

By Alan Sculley
It’s beginning to seem like Jim Brickman and Christmas go hand in hand. This fall’s holiday tour, which includes a stop Dec. 23 at the Benedum ...

Musical box sets run the gamut this holiday season

By The Associated Press
Looking for a last-minute gift? There are several new CD box sets out that might be just perfect. Bob Dylan & The Band “The Basement Tapes Complete — The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” “Complete” is right. This six-CD package of ...

Ross native Jamison not ‘The Voice,’ but he’ll pursue dream

By Kellie B. Gormly
Ross native Chris Jamison failed to grab the crown on the seventh season of “The Voice,” ending a three-month journey that included a few near-eliminations ...

Westmoreland Symphony taps into excitement of holidays

By Bob Karlovits
Daniel Meyer still finds a touch of holiday cheer in Christmas concerts. “Christmas evokes different things for different people, and so the secret is to keep ...

Green Day, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers will lead …

Photo gallery: Sold-out crowd at Stage AE for UK indie-rock band The 1975

By Jack Fordyce
With only two dates left on their U.S. tour, The 1975 played to a sold-out crowd Monday night at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE. Fans began lining ...

Mack Avenue stars shine on Christmas disc

By Tribune-Review
‘It’s Christmas  on Mack Avenue’ Various artists (Mack Avenue) Christmas albums can be a tricky thing. Overdone holiday classics can be boring. But some new versions of old songs can be outlandish. “It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue” manages to ...

Holiday Doo Wop brings ‘Duke of Earl,’ other classics to Heinz Hall

By Kellie B. Gormly
Gene Chandler, a musician known as the “Duke of Earl,” still wears his cape onstage when he sings that classic favorite, as he will Dec. ...

Garth Brooks adds 3 more Pittsburgh shows

By Tribune-Review
Tickets for Garth Brooks’ three February concerts at Consol Energy Center, which also include Trisha Yearwood, went on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 12, and ...

Sax player Kenny Garrett takes lead at New Hazlett Theater

By Bob Karlovits
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett says learning from a master is simply a matter of “getting it.” “Where it comes from doesn’t really matter, just as long as ...

Bethel Park teacher keeps TubaChristmas going in Pittsburgh

By Matthew Santoni
Each year in cities around the country, players of tubas, baritones and euphoniums gather to perform basso profundo renditions of holiday classics as part of ...

B.E. Taylor holiday tour attracts fans new and old

By Rex Rutkoski
It has been B.E. Taylor’s mission to help us “Feel the Love of Christmas” for many holidays. It is one that the vocalist-guitarist and his merry ...

Season concerts from Pittsburgh Symphony Pops promise music, dance, all spectacular

By Mark Kanny
The folks at Heinz Hall like to go spectacular for the holidays. The 25-foot Christmas tree is already up and decorated and the Highmark Holiday ...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to hit audience with whole ‘Attic’

By Alan Sculley
Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder and main songwriter Paul O’Neill is known for taking the time to get every detail right. He famously fell four years behind his ...

New York Voices spreads not only holiday cheer

By Tribune-Review
Darmon Meader says upcoming shows at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild puts the New York Voices in a comfortable spot. Not only will the vocal quartet be ...

Jingle Bell Rock Concert has variety, joy and fire

By Joyce Hanz
Rock your holiday spirit with a musical-variety act that promises to put the jingle in your bell with music, singing and Christmas joy. The Casino ...

Moondog’s benefit will use the blues to make kids happy

By Ed Phillips
As a lifelong performer, Eugene Morgan is all about making people happy. So, when the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania offered a chance to play ...

Pittsburgh Symphony CD is Grammy nominee

By Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s current release, “Dvorak & Janacek,” has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award in the best orchestral performance category. The disc on the Reference Recording label features Antonin Dvorak’s symphony No. 8 and Leos Janacek’s suite ...