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THE GENEROSITY OF PAT MONAHAN AND TRAIN

Pat Monahan, the lead singer and enduring original member of Train, has for several years dedicated proceeds from recordings, concerts and the band’s associated wine businesses to charity. On Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, BottleRock Presents brought Train to the JaM … Continue reading

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STAGLINS’ 23rd MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR BRAIN HEALTH FEATURING LYLE LOVETT

Motivated by their son Brandon’s onset of schizophrenia 27 years ago, Napa Valley vintners Garen and Shari Staglin made a decision, as they put it, “to run toward the problem.” That “run” has resulted in advocacy, national leadership and more … Continue reading

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TALKING WITH LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: PROFESSOR OF PERFORMANCE

Livingston Taylor is many things – singer, songwriter, storyteller, author, pilot, professor and more. For a half century he has been creating and performing music and enriching the lives of his audience and his students. He will perform two shows … Continue reading

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TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS CELEBRATED 40 YEARS OF ROCK

With the sad departure of Tom Petty, I’m dusting off this year’s BottleRock review. It’s a joke, but it’s true. The best Tom Petty tribute band in the world, hands down, is Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Saturday night at … Continue reading

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BOTTLEROCK TURNING FIVE

BottleRock CEO Dave Graham, typically a practitioner of MBA-speak, was in his office last week waxing metaphorical about the 2013 inaugural festival under the previous founders. “I would liken it to a birth,” he said. “A birth is amazing, it’s … Continue reading

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REVIEW: “BORN TO RUN,” THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Bruce Springsteen’s long and lyrical autobiography, seven years in the writing, is unsurprisingly titled “Born to Run,” after his career-making 1975 album and perennial signature song. That makes sense, artistically and certainly commercially. Reading it, though, a different song kept … Continue reading

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A SHORT REMEMBRANCE OF ’50’S WRIGLEY AND THE CUBS

From my 2007 novel, “Standard of Care” – They parked near the Bryn Mawr station and took the el to Wrigley, the home of the Cubs. The Bears played there too, but they were more like guests. In Chicago, baseball … Continue reading

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BLUES MAN MICK FLEETWOOD

If you’ve seen Fleetwood Mac in any of its incarnations over the last five decades, the chatty, very tall and occasionally bug-eyed fellow permanently behind the drum kit has been Mick Fleetwood. These days, he is immersed in his first … Continue reading

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TALKING WITH ART GARFUNKEL

Art Garfunkel is among the legendary artists who gave us the soundtrack of the 1960s. His angelic tenor lead on “Bridge Over Troubled Water” is as iconic and indelible as Paul McCartney’s “Let It Be” or Bob Dylan’s “Like a … Continue reading

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JUDY COLLINS AND “THE GREAT FOLK SCARE” OF THE ’60’S

In her 2012 memoir, “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music,” Judy Collins whimsically refers to the era of her emergence as “the great folk scare.” In the 1960s, on the heels of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The … Continue reading

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