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Beatlemania Now Revisits Music of the Fab Four

For Scot Arch, who plays John Lennon in the touring production of Beatlemania Now, it’s more than just the music. While the Beatles’ illustrious songs are front and center, the show must be accurate in every way. The instruments must be authentic, the wardrobe has to evoke various incarnations of the band, and the physical […]

Congratulations, 2015 Pittsburgh Rock N’ Legends Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the Pittsburgh Rock N’ Legends Awards! I’m so thrilled that my dear old friend Porky Chedwick (RIP) won in the non-performer category. Porky spun the soundtrack of our lives for over 50 years and opened our minds to new styles and performers that were off-limits on mainstream radio stations […]

Rock on, George, One Time for Me

George Harrison is often overlooked for the great guitarist he was. From the high-energy jingle-jangle pop he created with his 12-string Rickenbacker, to the complex, finely-crafted work that introduced the rock world to far-away sounds, he was the consummate musician. And he never showed off. Today I’d like to honor George on what would have […]

Pittsburgh’s April 4 Rockin’ Reunion Show Triggers Memories of the Music Business – Then and Now

Lou Christie, one of the greatest singers, performers and songwriters ever to come out of Pittsburgh, is returning home to perform in Pittsburgh’s Rockin’ Reunion show on April 4, 2015. The concert, which also stars Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners, Donnie Iris, Chuck Blasko’s Vogues, Jimmie Ross’s Jaggerz, and The Marcels, takes place at the beautiful Benedum […]

“Relive the Beatles ‘64” – Same great music in a whole new package

 September 19 “Relive the Beatles ’64” concert, and rest assured that this year’s event promises to be just as exciting and original as the tribute show I launched last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ September 1964 Pittsburgh concert. I’m offering up the same level of great music, but with a slightly […]

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