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Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, February 14 5:30am – This week we meet Michel Martel, the Executive Director and Karen Nestvold, the Director of Development & Classical Programs from Music Works Northwest. Music Works Northwest is a non-profit community music school dedicated to providing access to music lessons, music therapy, and performance experiences for people of …

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MUSIC NEWS

Bonnie Raitt Adds Late-Summer Dates to North American Tour

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Credit: Marina ChavezBonnie Raitt has just added a bunch of new dates to her 2016 North American tour. The singer has confirmed that she will now be playing 21 shows across the U.S. in August and September. The new run of dates kicks off August 12 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and is mapped out through a September 24 show in Berkeley, …

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Barry Manilow Postpones Two Concerts Due to Oral Surgery Complications

Stiletto EntertainmentBarry Manilow has postponed two of his scheduled concerts, tonight in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and Friday in Nashville, after experiencing complications from oral surgery he had on Monday. The pop legend returned to Los Angeles to undergo another operation after playing a sold-out show on Wednesday in Memphis. The Highland Heights and Nashville concerts will be rescheduled soon. Those …

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Ace Frehley to Release New Covers Album in April Featuring Reunion with Paul Stanley

Entertainment One MusicFounding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has announced official details about his upcoming studio album, a star-studded covers project called Origins Vol. 1 that includes contributions from Frehley’s old band mate, Paul Stanley, as well as from Slash, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready, and Lita Ford. The 12-track collection will be released on April 15, and features Ace’s take on …

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Carlos Santana Says Super Bowl Halftime Show Should Have Featured Bay Area Bands, Live Music

Credit: Ruben MartinThis year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, was an entertaining multi-artist spectacle that brought together U.K. rockers Coldplay with pop stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars. However, legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana feels that organizers of the extravaganza fumbled the ball by not inviting local artists from the Bay Area to take part …

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Bruce Springsteen Autobiography, “Born to Run,” Coming in September

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesYou could argue Bruce Springsteen has already written his autobiography, in the form of the dozens of deeply personal, confessional songs he’s shared with fans over the decades. But now he’s putting the story of his life in one place, in an autobiography to be released this fall. The book, which will be titled — of course — …

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