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Jake La Botz Announces New Album 'Hair On Fire' Photo Jake La Botz Announces New Album 'Hair On Fire'
by Michael Major - Jun 16, 2022

Jake La Botz has also shared the title track and its music video, directed by Owl Martin Dwyer. La Botz recently signed with Mongrel Music for North American booking, and announced a handful of tour dates for this Summer. More shows to be announced soon.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Selects Design Team For Stevens C Photo The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Selects Design Team For Stevens Center Renovation
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has announced the selection of the nationally recognized firms Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, based in Charlotte, and Steinberg Hart, based in Los Angeles, as the design team that will lead Phase One of a multiphase, comprehensive renovation of the historic Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

Seven Shows Are Coming Up in June at SOPAC Photo Seven Shows Are Coming Up in June at SOPAC
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

The South Orange Performing Arts Center rounds out its 16th season with seven mainstage shows in June. See many genres of live entertainment, including Comedy, Jazz, Rock/Pop, Country and more.

Mavis Staples & Levon Helm to Release New Album 'Carry Me Home' Photo Mavis Staples & Levon Helm to Release New Album 'Carry Me Home'
by Michael Major - May 19, 2022

‚ÄôCarry Me Home‚Äô is an album of music recorded live in the summer of 2011 by renowned artists Mavis Staples and Levon Helm at Levon Helm‚Äės Studios in Woodstock, NY. Out today is Staples and Helm‚Äôs poignant rendition of The Staple Singers song 'This May Be The Last Time‚ÄĚ alongside a new video featuring the two of them performing together.

Nine Singer-Songwriter Shows Are Coming Up at SOPAC Photo Nine Singer-Songwriter Shows Are Coming Up at SOPAC
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

Gifted guitarists, legendary songwriters and soulful vocalists‚ÄĒSOPAC's Singer-Songwriters lineup includes many talented artists from various genres, such as Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Blues, Soul, Surf-Rock and more.

Music Line-up Announces For 2022 Marin County Fair Photo Music Line-up Announces For 2022 Marin County Fair
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Renowned for presenting world-class music, the Marin County Fair announces a stellar lineup of bands every night of the Fair June 30-July 4, all free with the price of general admission.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals to Play The Amp in Las Vegas Photo Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals to Play The Amp in Las Vegas
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

JABM is proud to present this summer's hottest shows in North Las Vegas, including Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals plus Shakey Graves on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at The Amp at Craig Ranch, North Las Vegas' premier outdoor venue.

Concert Week Is Here - Get $25 Tickets To See Some Of Your Favourite Artists Photo Concert Week Is Here - Get $25 Tickets To See Some Of Your Favourite Artists
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall have announced the return of Concert Week, offering music fans access to $25 all-in.

NEC's 151st Commencement Features James Taylor, David Amram, Ella Jenkins, Emanuel Ax Photo NEC's 151st Commencement Features James Taylor, David Amram, Ella Jenkins, Emanuel Ax, Denys Karachevtsev
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

New England Conservatory President Andrea Kalyn and the Board of Trustees announce multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor as the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the Conservatory's 151st annual commencement exercises, which will be held in-person on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Grammy Winner James Taylor Announced as Speaker at New England Conservatory 151st Com Photo Grammy Winner James Taylor Announced as Speaker at New England Conservatory 151st Commencement
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

New England Conservatory President Andrea Kalyn and the Board of Trustees announced multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor as the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the Conservatory's 151st annual commencement exercises, which will be held in-person on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Mavis Staples Videos

Sammy Miller and The Congregation Announce Debut Album 'Leaving Egypt' VideoSammy Miller and The Congregation Announce Debut Album 'Leaving Egypt'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 22, 2019

Today, Sammy Miller and The Congregation announced their debut album.

Christopher Paul Stelling Announces New Album BEST OF LUCK VideoChristopher Paul Stelling Announces New Album BEST OF LUCK
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 16, 2019

Impassioned singer and virtuosic guitar player¬†Christopher Paul Stelling¬†is announcing his fifth album today. Titled¬†Best of Luck, the¬†Ben Harper-produced record will be released on February 7 via ANTI-.¬† Directed by Andrew Anderson, watch the new video for lead single¬†‚ÄúTrouble Don't Follow Me‚ÄĚ below;¬†in it, Stelling traverses the wooded roads of North Carolina in a '60's Ford pick-up truck, until the truck breaks down and he must head towards both his destiny and his destination on foot.

Maren Morris, Hozier Team Up For New Version Of 'The Bones' VideoMaren Morris, Hozier Team Up For New Version Of 'The Bones'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 4, 2019

Today, GRAMMY award-winning superstar¬†Maren Morris¬†and multi-Platinum, award-winning international recording artist¬†Hozier¬†have unveiled a new version of Morris' Top 15 hit single ‚ÄúThe Bones.‚ÄĚ The rework features an original verse written by Hozier and debuts the pair's flawless harmonies.

Dave Monks Shares 'Love Fades' From Debut Solo Album VideoDave Monks Shares 'Love Fades' From Debut Solo Album
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 23, 2019

Today, Dave Monks is sharing the newest offering from debut solo album, On A Wave, out October 18th on Dine Alone Records, with the jangly-indie-folk on ‚ÄúLove Fades‚ÄĚ with Brooklyn Vegan calling it 'an atmospheric slow burner' going on to say the new song is¬†'pretty different from [the last single]¬†‚ÄúDon't Go Falling To Pieces‚ÄĚ and definitely different from Tokyo Police Club's usual sound'. Stripping back the sound from his days with Tokyo Police Club, Monks' ‚ÄúLove Fades‚ÄĚ is an ode to relationships in the rearview, simply somber but with hope imbued in the sweetness of the refrain. Speaking to the song Dave Monks details the song saying that

Eilen Jewell's New Album Out August 16 VideoEilen Jewell's New Album Out August 16
by Abigail Charpentier - Jul 19, 2019

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as ‚Äúone of America's most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.‚ÄĚ That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on Gypsy, due out August 16, 2019 on Signature Sounds.

VIDEO: Dolly Parton Releases 'Girl in the Movie' Music Video Featuring Footage from D VideoVIDEO: Dolly Parton Releases 'Girl in the Movie' Music Video Featuring Footage from DUMPLIN'
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2018

Eight-time GRAMMY¬ģ award winning entertainer Dolly Parton released the music video of "Girl In The Movies" today.¬† This track is one of 12 newly-recorded tracks on the highly-anticipated¬†Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack¬†(Dolly Records/RCA Nashville) out Nov. 30, and"Dumplin'" will premiere in select theaters and on Netflix on Dec. 7.

VIDEO: Mavis Staples Performs 'Build A Bridge' on LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Mavis Staples Performs 'Build A Bridge' on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 8, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, legendary R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples performed the new song 'Build A Bridge' from her album 'If All I Was Was Black.' Watch the appearance below!

VIDEO: Legendary Singer Mavis Staples Performs 'Take Us Back' on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 23, 2016

Singing legend Mavis Staples joins Stephen to talk about her extraordinary career. Later, Staples performs 'Take Us Back' from her album 'Livin' On A High Note.'

VIDEO: Mavis Staples, Aloe Blacc & Many More Join Colbert for Debut Musical Number!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 9, 2015

Stephen Colbert ended his first telecast as host of CBS's LATE SHOW with a bang and a rousing rendition of Sly & the Family Stone's 'Everyday People.'

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Talks Kennedy Center Honor: 'It's Very Special'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 9, 2014

Oscar winner Tom Hanks was among the five people honored Sunday evening at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors held in Washington DC. The Oscar winner spoke about what the award meant to him.