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George Benson’s “Inspiration”

Posted July 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm (UTC+0)
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The 13-track album showcases renditions of some of Cole’s greatest songs, including When I fall In Love, Route 66, and Unforgettable

Joyride with Banjoist-Singer Cynthia Sayer

Posted June 17th, 2013 at 8:40 pm (UTC+0)
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Singer, banjoist, composer, and bandleader Cynthia Sayer has been inducted into the National Banjo Hall of Fame

A few tunes to honor Dad

Posted June 14th, 2013 at 12:33 pm (UTC+0)

By Katherine Cole June 17th is Father’s day in the US. Last month, we celebrated Mother’s Day in song,  now it’s equal time for dear old Dad. When I set out to document Father’s Day in song, I was thinking that songwriters didn’t have the same enthusiasm for “dad songs” that they do for the […]

When Harry Met VOA

Posted April 10th, 2013 at 2:47 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine Lots of famous musicians have walked through our doors here at VOA. Everyone from Quincy Jones and Chubby Checker to Kenny Rogers and Aretha Franklin, have come to the studio to chat, to perform or both.   One of our most memorable guests was singer, pianist and bandleader Harry Connick, Jr., who visited […]

Maceo Parker Shares The Funky Stuff

Posted April 8th, 2013 at 3:36 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine Maceo Parker is best known for his stint as the dynamic saxophonist for soul legend James Brown.  With encouragement from close friends and colleagues, Parker recently penned an autobiography, “98% Funky Stuff – My Life In Music.” Maceo anchored James Brown’s horn section, performing funky sax riffs on countless hits.  While his […]

SXSW—My ears are still ringing!

Posted March 20th, 2013 at 2:28 pm (UTC+0)
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By Katherine Cole What a week it was in Austin! I didn’t keep track of all the shows I attended during SXSW 2013, but my unofficial tally is a hundred bands/singers heard between Tuesday March 12 and Sunday the 17th. Sounds like a lot, but it’s totally doable when you realize music starts when the […]

Hello from Austin and the craziness that is SXSW!

Posted March 13th, 2013 at 4:22 pm (UTC+0)

Greetings from Austin, Texas. I’m here with thousands of my closest friends to attend the annual South By Southwest music conference. This is year 27 for the event and it’s bigger than ever! I’ve learned that the easiest way to manage the city during SXSW is on foot. Forget about driving in downtown Austin during […]

Fashion-Policing The Grammys

Posted February 8th, 2013 at 6:37 pm (UTC+0)
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By Katherine Cole The stars and their stylists have been shopping for months already, so the “what not to wear” warning issued by the CBS television network this week may be falling on deaf ears.  Just a few days after they accidentally broadcast Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco uttering a few unsavory words, a […]

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