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Experience LA with Maggie McKay

By Maggie McKay, KFWB afternoon anchor Finally, some fall weather so let’s get out there and enjoy it! Who doesn’t like the harmonica? On Saturday, October 20, in Costa Mesa, the top four harmonica blues […]

10/19/2012

High-tech musical duet gets cheers at Philly event

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Technology that allows musicians hundreds of miles apart to perform together in real time has been dramatically demonstrated in Philadelphia, where a violinist and cellist hundreds of miles apart played together as […]

10/02/2012

George Strait hitting the road for the last time

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – George Strait is getting ready to park his tour bus. The 60-year-old country music superstar announced Wednesday that he’ll embark on his final concert tour early next year. He made the […]

09/26/2012

Legendary songwriter Hal David dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has […]

09/01/2012

Composer Marvin Hamlisch has died

(CNS) – Marvin Hamlisch, a highly prolific Oscar-winning composer best known for the Tony Award-winning “A Chorus Line” and the scores to the films “The Sting” and  “The Way We Were,” has died in Los […]

08/07/2012

Coachella music festival tax plan dropped

(AP) – An Indio city councilman has dropped a proposed ticket tax for the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals after critics said it might drive the hugely popular events out of the Southern California desert […]

07/06/2012

Sony group closes on $2.2B EMI publishing purchase

(AP) – A group led by Sony Corp. said Friday it has purchased Britain’s EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion from Citigroup, creating the world’s largest music copyrights company with a catalog that includes hits from […]

06/29/2012

Aretha tops list of albums by women

(AP) – Aretha Franklin beats out Joni Mitchell and Dusty Springfield in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 50 greatest albums by women. Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You” is […]

06/24/2012

Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices

(AP) – The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S. Until now, the company charged people $10 per month to use […]

06/19/2012

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)

Check out this very impressive performance of 100 of rock n’ roll’s greatest riffs — all in one take! You have to see it to believe it! And be sure to share it with the […]

06/19/2012

Allen preferred friends' couch when recording

(AP) – Kris Allen, winner of the eighth season of “American Idol,” didn’t stay in a fancy hotel or rent an apartment in Los Angeles when he recorded his second album. Instead, he crashed on […]

06/01/2012

Levon Helm, key member of The Band, dies at 71

(AP) – With songs like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “The Weight” and “Up On Cripple Creek,” The Band fused rock, blues, folk and gospel to create a sound that seemed as authentically […]

04/19/2012

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