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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:23 AM

“The ground is gonna open up and swallow the evil.” – Tupac Shakur You know the world of music distribution has changed when a pop star like Rihanna can make waves by announcing that she’ll be releasing a new single online 24 hours before it happens. These days, it seems the trend is to surprise fans, releasing new music with no fanfare. If the artist has enough fans, or the work is striking enough, word will spread like wildfire.

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Before Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick became successful singers, songwriters, and bandleaders, they were founding members of northern California bluegrass band the Good Ol’ Persons. Though Lewis remained in the group for only a short time...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 8:11 AM

J.D. McPherson, Kingsley Flood and the Juliana Hatfield Three all have recent discs worth taking for a spin.J.D. McPherson, “Let the Good Times Roll” (Rounder Records)“Let The Good Times...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 6:45 AM

I might be one of the few “American Idol” loyalists left to say this, but I like the new format. I enjoy the new scheme of things, although I think I much prefer the two-hour episodes instead of the cram-packed hour-long ones...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Ashland band Still Lookin' likes to play at parties. The six-piece improvisational rock and folk group looks for festive events, such as Halloween parties, Mardi Gras' Fat Tuesdays and the Fourth of July."So when the vernal equinox landed...

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 7:47 AM

Madonna has never followed rules. In fact, she made up her own. She’s a pop pioneer of the greatest magnitude. Any pop princess who came after her can only say they took pages from her playbook to make their careers.

Posted Mar 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

One of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen's solo shows are steeped in the music, culture and stories of the '60s and '70s. "I like to present the music and tell audiences about the history of it," McEuen...

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 12:14 PM

Local singer and songwriter Alice DiMicele celebrates the release of her 13th album with a concert on Saturday, March 7, in Ashland.DiMicele, whose acoustic music is inspired by a rich mix of folk, jazz, funk, rock and soul, will...

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 9:04 AM

Sometimes, she can be pop perfection. Other times, she’s a rock star. She can sing the blues with the best of them, too. She has heart, soul, an edge, and she’s even topped the country music charts. Who am I talking...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:52 PM

The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is launching a free concert series at its mountain lodge to entertain skiers and snowboarders while also drawing in other visitors.

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A time for love and romance, for doing something special with that person you love. It’s a magical time. Unless, of course, you’ve just been through a bad breakup, in which time it is...

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