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April 17, 2014

Amos Lee: A Good Guy with a Great Sound

If your musical roots were cultivated in Philadelphia, singer/songwriter Amos Lee feels like home.  Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Amos definitely exudes that soulful Philly sound. Music comes naturally to Amos Lee, and it shows.  While his style in his summer radio hit “Windows are Rolled Down,” is smooth and seemingly effortless, Amos proves he can rock in “I’m the Man Who Wants You.” Like all great musicians, Amos Lee is not only a student of music, but a fan.  He credits some of his biggest songwriting influences to be John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Donnie Hathaway, Bill Withers, and Hall and...

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March 20, 2014

Hooray – It’s “Spring Again”

Finally, we’ve made it! Just when I was beginning to think that the Winter of 2013/14 would never end, here it is, the first day of Spring.  I can’t imagine there are too many folks out there sad to see this difficult Winter be over.  “Spring Begins” is certainly a very welcome entry on my calendar today! In honor of this highly anticipated season, I’d like to share a feel good video which accompanies the lovely song “Spring Again,” written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and recorded by the incomparable Lou Rawls. [youtube]vyp3S4RgE_k[/youtube] It’s “Spring Again” … Music to my ears! Donna  Donna...

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March 11, 2014

Welcome to American Music Theatre

American Music Theatre is a 1,600-seat theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that hosts more than 300 live concerts and performances each year: from Broadway shows to rock concerts and comedy club performers to today’s hottest country music concerts. We’ve welcomed Grammy winners, CMA & ACM winners, Tony winners, and even Oscar winners to our stage. No other theatre in central PA offers a wider variety of live music, country music, Broadway shows, and comedy performances, year in and year out. We hope you take the opportunity to catch a show in the comfort of one of Pennsylvania’s premier venues for live entertainment....

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February 25, 2014

It’s All In The Interpretation

On my way home from work yesterday, I caught part of a call-in radio talk show.  The hot topic was the performance of the National Anthem by rock band Madison Rising at the recent NASCAR Nationwide Series event in Daytona, Florida.  The band gave a rocked-out performance of “The Star Spangled Banner,” complete with heavy doses of lyrical riffs, electric guitars and drums.  Needless to say, those calling in to the radio show were on every possible side of the fence, and the comments ranged from “disgraceful” and “disrespectful” to “hey, it’s a free country and they can do it however they want.”  Here’s a video...

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February 14, 2014

Cupid, Cards and Candy

This week, in case your trips to the grocery store weren’t reminder enough, is Valentine’s Day. Known for cupid, cards, and candy, Valentine’s Day also has a deep musical connection. From making a mix-tape for your loved one or just slow dancing in the high school auditorium to the newest pop ballad, there is music that perfectly matches this occasion. Way back in May of 2013 I posed the question “What’s your favorite love song?” and I thought that I’d share with you some of my favorites from that list. So without futher ado, and in no particular order, here are my 5 favorite tunes from that...

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