ALBUM REVIEW: Punk-fueled folk done right by Ragan

First Posted: 3/25/2014 The first time this reviewer was introduced to Chuck Ragan’s solo work was back in 2011 when he opened for Social Distortion at the Sherman Theater. That entire show was phenomenal, but, surprisingly, it was Ragan’s performance that left an impression. This week sees the release of his new album “Till Midnight,” […]

After 30 years in the music business, Canedy goes solo

First Posted: 3/24/2014 “It’s ironic,” begins Carl Canedy amid a conversation about his impending first solo album. “I’ve produced at least 35 albums, and I’ve always been active in the arranging and pre-production and all that stuff, and I’ve been a songwriter from early on. All that time, I’ve never thought about doing a solo […]

The ever-changing artistic melody of the Fiesta

First Posted: 5/13/2014 For 59 years, it has come into Wilkes-Barre, leaving behind a trail of people culturally enriched and thoroughly entertained – and it’s all been available at absolutely no charge. The Fine Arts Fiesta, which takes place this year from May 15 through 18, has been the annual source for all things art, […]

Dweezil Zappa: Like Frank, like son

First Posted: 7/8/2014 The name “Zappa” is instantly recognizable to older music fans, but Dweezil Zappa, son of the late, great Frank Zappa, found that many younger listeners were growing up not knowing who his father was or what his groundbreaking art did for music, so Zappa Plays Zappa was born. Eight years later, Dweezil […]

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