Born February 7, 1962, Garth Brooks has achieved the distinction of being one of the best-selling artists of the past 20 years. This is true not only in the realm of country, which he clearly dominated, but in the pop world overall. Indeed, while country music provides the predominant thread ... More >>
Born January 7, 1948, Kenny Loggins became the poster child for soft rock radio back in the '70s, both as a solo artist and as a member of the million-selling duo Loggins and Messina. While he never was the hippest performer, his songs still made him a mainstay on the adult pop airwaves and assur ... More >>
"They call me Dr. John, known as the Night Tripper." With that guttural growl, the once and future Mac Rebennack assumed the persona that would continue to define his guise going forward. One of New Orleans true originals and a musician who helped further the Crescent City sound, he was born in t ... More >>
A civil suit that goes to trial in Fort Lauderdale today is expected to be the first of a wave of lawsuits against Big Tobacco in Florida courts. The widow of Stuart Hess, a locksmith from Cooper City, sued Phillip Morris after his death in 1997, claiming the cigarettes he bought were defec ... More >>
Exceptional new albums that reside well below the surface.
James DunnThe Long Ride Homewww.jamesdunnmusic.comEven the title boasts an air of familiarity, one that translates to the sound of the songs themselves. It breeds a connection that finds these muscular melodies recalling the angst-filled anthems of Bruce Springsteen as they might sound if sung by Ja ... More >>
DWNTWN Concert Series with Rachel Goodrich and Jacob Jeffries BandFriday, January 9, 2008Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park, MiamiBetter Than: Before.The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and produced by the Rhythm Foundatio ... More >>
The best local albums of 2008
Exceptional new albums you should check out that reside well below the surface...
Shawn Snyder finds a perfect mix of move and groove
Starbucks subsidiary has big plans brewing for Hilary McRae
Singer/songwriter Tom Rush keeps his music viable amid industry changes
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.
Soundtrack to the Apocalypse (American)
Athens gets its whimsy on
Reading something into Strummer's death
Easy Now (Rykodisc)
Teddy Thompson (Virgin Records)
The Rocking Horse Winner races for the prize
Roger Waters, Eric Alexandrakis, The International Extreme Music Festival, Duffy Jackson and His Band, Randy McAllister
Dial: Maceo (What Are Records?)
Harry Chapin's America: Musical Lies & Legends
Tom Rush, George Carlin, Matthew Sweet
Folk isn't the most popular form of music in South Florida, nor does it completely pay the bills. But like long-time folk artist Rod MacDonald, some locals are discovering that persistence pays off.