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Free Summer Jam shows planned at Station Square

By Tribune-Review
The free Summer Jam concert series will be back for a second year starting June 26 at Station Square. The ‘70s-themed concerts will host national and local acts, along with several tribute bands, every Friday through Aug. 28. Well-known national acts include ...

Rolling Stones rock small L.A. club ahead of stadium tour

By Sandy Cohen
The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre on May 20 with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour. The band announced Wednesday morning it would perform a “club show” that night to kick off its ...

Zac Brown Band back on the road, hitting First Niagara Pavilion

By Alan Sculley
Fans new and old will get to enjoy the Zac Brown Band live experience all summer as the group returns to the road. Cook says ...

4 Matthew benefit concert a much-needed musical lift

By Ed Phillips
Matthew Faiella’s 23rd birthday looks like it’s going to be a special one. It’s wonderful news, considering only months ago the Freeport resident was given ...

Taylor Swift makes history at Billboard Music Awards

By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — Taylor Swift had a historic night at the Billboard Music Awards: The pop star is the most decorated artist in the show’s ...

Normalville teen ‘an up and comer in country music’

By Linda Harkcom
Last year proved to be a big year for Katelyn Ritenour of Normalville and 2015 is looking even brighter for the young country singer. While only ...

Album reviews: Impressive playing gives ‘Sound Prints’ substance

By Tribune-Review
‘Sound Prints’ Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas (Blue Note) “Sound Prints” is not an album for casual listening. Starring two of the best players in jazz, the album is immediately enticing. But it presents music that is lean, almost ...

‘King of the Blues’ B.B. King dead at age 89

By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him ...

Jennifer Lopez heading to Las Vegas for residency next year

By The Associated Press
Jenny from the Block is heading to Sin City. The pop star announced May 12 on “American Idol” that she is heading to Las Vegas next year for a residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Jennifer Lopez’s stint ...

Review: Pittsburgh Symphony’s ‘Modern Orchestra’ filled with classic beauty

By Mark Kanny
Modern can be a surprisingly elastic term. No one would call a Model T Ford a modern car, but in classical music, “modern” can include some pieces written before World War I. The Pittsburgh Symphony’s “The Sound of a ...

Legendary bluesman B.B. King inspired decades of musicians

By The Associated Press
B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.” But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in ...

Earth, Wind & Fire stays true to its basic elements

By Alan Sculley
Earth, Wind & Fire is in the envious position that only a small number of music acts ever reach. As a group that put together ...

With films like ‘Pitch Perfect’ the a cappella movement grows stronger

By Rex Rutkoski
It’s a fact, says Mark Boyle: Everybody sings. We may wait until we are alone in the car and a favorite tune comes on, or in ...

Photo Gallery: Rock On The Range 2015

By Jack Fordyce 4:31 p.m.
Some of the biggest names in Rock ‘n Roll were on the lineup this past weekend at the annual Rock on the Range festival in ...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Modern Symphony’ explores high-tech, emotion

By Mark Kanny
One advantage contemporary composers have over the past masters is a vastly wider palette of orchestral sound at their disposal. Orchestras are larger than they ...

Billy Price, Otis Clay back making soul together in Pittsburgh

By Rege Behe
It’s not that Billy Price lost his way. But the longtime Pittsburgh-based soul singer admits his last few album were more “rock-blues oriented” than soulful. ...

Interpol still trying to overshadow ‘Bright Lights’

By Michael Machosky
What happens when you conquer the world with your debut album? Where do you go when the only realistic direction is down? Critical consensus is rare ...

Rucker wants rap collaboration; talks Hootie reunion

By The Associated Press
Nelly and Florida Georgia Line. Ludacris and Jason Aldean. Darius Rucker and Jay Z? The Hootie & the Blowfish frontman-turned-country singer says he’s hoping to jump on a song with a rapper. “I don’t have much left on ...

Cuba trip represents Minnesota Orchestra’s revival

By The Associated Press
The Minnesota Orchestra is headed to Cuba this week on a trip that symbolizes the United States’ new relationship with the communist nation. But it’s also a sign of the orchestra’s rebirth since a devastating lockout that lasted for more ...

Highlands Show Choir takes New York City by storm

By Joyce Hanz
Highlands High School Variations Show Choir took a big bite out of the Big Apple with a recent three-day performance and educational field trip to ...