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RonnieSpector.comLegendary Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector will give the final scheduled performance of her autobiographical multimedia show, Beyond the Beehive: One Girl's Journey Through Rock, this Saturday at City Winery in New York City. The two-hour extravaganza features the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performing some of her classic songs and discussing her long musical career, accompanied by a video and photographic presentation that chronicles her often-turbulent life story. read more ≫
GladysKnight.comGladys Knight is part of a lineup of big-name R&B acts that will be in Encino, California, later this week to take part in the first-ever Balboa Music Festival. Cameo and New Edition are among the other stars who'll hit the stage this Saturday at the historic Anthony C. Beilenson Park, also known as Balboa Park.
SWV, Robin Thicke, Kelly Price and Keyshia Cole also are set to perform, along with a handful of up-and-coming music artists from Southern California. read more ≫
Columbia RecordsBob Dylan has been showered with plenty of critical acclaim during his half-century career, most recently for his newly-released 35th studio album, Tempest. However, he also has been the subject of derision over the years. In a new Rolling Stone interview with journalist Mikal Gilmore, the folk-rock great angrily addresses the criticism leveled at him about his use of other writers' quotes in his songs without identifying his sources. read more ≫
Photo: Soren Solkaer StarbirdLed Zeppelin is among the luminaries who will receive the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, which recognize outstanding lifetime contributions to the arts. The British hard-rock legends, along with acclaimed bluesman Buddy Guy, Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman, longtime TV host David Letterman and Russian ballerina/choreographer Natalia Makarova, will be saluted at a December 2 gala at the John F. read more ≫