Music

Photo gallery: Dolly Parton at Consol Energy Center

Country superstar Dolly Parton visited Consol Energy Center on Tuesday as part of her North American tour, supporting the release of "Pure & Simple with ...

Gaelic Storm to open Arts on the Allegheny series

Genre-bending Celtic rockers Gaelic Storm will open Arts on the Allegheny's free summer concert series June 25 at Riverfront Park in Kittanning. "They're internationally highly regarded," ...

Pere Ubu proud of its 'avant-garage' staying power

Certain bands and performers tend to get the term "legend" thrown at them, merely for sticking around a long time. Then there's Pere Ubu, where ...

Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon ...

Performance highlights artistry of film composer Howard Shore

Sure awards are great. Composer Howard Shore has shelves of them, including multiple Oscars. But to really appreciate a composer, there's nothing like a concert, ...

Annual JazzLive International Festival showcases diverse sounds

Chick Corea and Vijay Iyer prove how difficult it is to define the word jazz. Composer of jazz classics such as "Spain" and "Tones for ...

PSO ends Pops season with Howard Shore works

Composer Benjamin Britten once said writing different kinds of music is an essential skill for an opera composer. The observation applies equally to writing film ...

The Clarks proud of longtime collaboration

They are elder statesmen now, 30 years into a career that started at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. That they have not only survived, but thrived, ...

WYEP fest features up-and-coming acts

Like fireworks and funnel cakes, WYEP's Summer Music Festival, taking place June 25, has become a summertime staple in Pittsburgh. Now in its 19th ...

Darius Rucker considers his 4th album his twangiest

Darius Rucker says he never counted on reaching a point in country music where he would be a bona fide arena-level headliner. But with his ...

Dolly Parton tour picks up album's simple approach

One might think Dolly Parton, having gone several years without doing a tour as extensive as her outing this summer (nearing 50 dates so far ...

Bad Company enlists some good company for tour

One day after announcing that it would tour this summer with Joe Walsh, the group Bad Company encountered an unexpected obstacle — guitarist Mick Ralphs ...

Folk duo to share knowledge of strings and spoons

Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon coax music from people of all ages by teaching them how to pick and strum stringed instruments. The ...

Source: DNA test shows Colorado inmate not Prince's son

MINNEAPOLIS — DNA test results show a Colorado inmate is not Prince's son, a person who has seen a sealed document said Wednesday. The finding means ...

Westmoreland County bands take part in Palace Theatre event

Four area community bands will come together for a June 26 performance in the Palace Theatre in Greensburg as part of the venue's 90th anniversary ...

Summerfest's revival of 'Carmen' visits intimate, cabaret nature

Only some "innovative" opera productions feel like hijackings, where directors feel free to ignore all those annoying details that don't suit the points they're pushing. ...

Iceland's Kaleo making impact in U.S.

While Bjork may be Iceland's best-known musical export, a four-part rock band is making waves in the United States with its bluesy rock sound. Growing ...

Gashouse Annie answers requests

It's easy to understand why some area folks think Gashouse Annie is a solo musical act. Shirley Dragovich of Hecla is the face of — ...

Shondells forever grateful to 'Burgh

Tommy James says it's hard to believe it's been 50 years since his first hit record, "Hanky Panky," launched his music career as vocalist and ...

Byham to rock with David Bowie tribute show

David Bowie had many different personas and sounds — Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke, a trio of innovative albums made in Berlin and ...