Fats Domino returns to New Orleans stage. By STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press Writer Sun May 20,2007
NEW ORLEANS - Fats Domino took the stage before a sold-out crowd of hundreds in a New Orleans nightclub Saturday, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer‘s first public performance since Hurricane Katrina.
Fans who for years longed to see Domino perform such hits as "Blueberry Hill," "Blue Monday," "Ain‘t That a Shame" and "Walkin‘ to New Orleans" finally got their wish.
Do you live near a nuclear power plant?
You may not today, but if the nuclear power industry has their way, a lot more of us could have those radioactive smokestacks as neighbors.
Nuclear power makes global warming worse. It is not a clean solution to the climate crisis, but instead diverts scarce resources from the green techologies that really work: renewables, conservation, and efficiency tech...
Bonnie singing a duet “Separation Blues” with Maria Muldaur
2007-05-07 - MARIA MULDAUR IS NAUGHTY, BAWDY & BLUE ON NEW CD OUT MAY 15 COMPLETES CLASSIC BLUES WOMEN TRILOGY ON STONY PLAIN INCLUDES SPECIAL DUET WITH MARIA AND BONNIE RAITT
EDMONTON, AB - Stony Plain Records has announced a May 15 release date for Maria Muldaur's new CD, Naughty, Bawdy & Blue, which completes the trilogy of albums the acclaimed singer has released as a tribute to classic women b...
Jazz Festival-Giving Back by Elizabeth Reinholt
A lot of musicians performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are also giving their time to a city still struggling after Hurricane Katrina.
The six-day festival, spread out over the last two weekends, wrapped up Sunday.
Singer Harry Connick Junior was at work with a paint brush at the Musicians' Village. That's a development he started with saxophonist Branford Marsalis to give displaced musicians a home. Connick's daughters swept up construction debris. He says he envisioned it as a...
Former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART has teamed up with Greenpeace to launch a new campaign to turn Hollywood green. The songwriter is spearheading an initiative - called Greenpeace Works - to encourage key figures in the entertainment industry to work with the environmental group.
Stewart says, "If you can imagine ANDY WARHOL's Factory with Greenpeace in it and me in it. It is a hot house, a think tank." The first event, under the new scheme, is a single to promote environmental causes. The track, GO GREEN, will feature the vocals of a number of artists including Stewart's former b...
NEW YORK (AP) - March 5, 2007 - "Nick of Time" was a turning point for Bonnie Raitt. The 1989 album elevated the blues singer-songwriter to a new level of success and earned her three Grammy Awards.
Now it's part of the "Definitive 200" list of albums and soundtracks co-sponsored by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list, which was chosen by a committee of music retailers within NARM, was released Tuesday.
Raitt, 57, told The Associated Press that her album was "the right albu...
Great Performances: A Tribute to James Taylor
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2007 8:00 AM 1:30hr.
(TV show, Fine Arts, Other)
'A Tribute to James Taylor' (episode #3203)
"A Tribute to James Taylor." Performers include Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, the Dixie Chicks, Indie.Arie, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Keith Urban.
Just as the Stones finally hit their stride, they have to go and end the tour. I jest, of course. There have been some great times over the past 15 months, but they really, really went out with a bang in Vancouver on Saturday.
Was it Keith's historic three-song set? The resurrection of Shine a Light with help...
THE ROLLING STONES
BONNIE RAITT Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
When: Wednesday, Nov. 22
By George A. Paul, Staff Writer
Each time The Rolling Stones mount a new tour, the same question arises: will this REALLY be the last time?
Rock music is supposed to be a young man s game after all. And since the three founding members are all older than 60, conventional wisdom would lead us to believe the British legends might hang up their concert hats soon.
But when you can still deliver the goods like The Stones did before an estimated crowd...
Ruth Brown, the bold and bodacious singer that San Diego's Frankie Laine once dubbed Miss Rhythm," has passed away in a Las Vegas area hospital from complications following a stroke and heart attack at age 78, her longtime friend and lawyer Howell Begle, announced today.
Brown reigned as queen of rhythm and blues through the 1950's. She was among the first bona fide stars on the fledgling Atlantic Records label, often referred to as "The House That Ruth Built."
WOODSTOCK legend and peace activist WAVY GRAVY is set to become a big screen hero almost 40 years after he presented 'three days of peace and music' in upstate New York.
The 70-year-old hippie icon, real name HUGH ROMNEY, is the focus of a new film tribute, SAINT MISBEHAVIN', which features stars like BONNIE RAITT, JACKSON BROWNE and PHIL LESH recalling their favourite memories of rock's clown prince.
A sneak peek of the biopic about the former B-movie actor, who coined some of the most famous phrases at the Woodstock f...
Bruce Elder, reviewer
In recent years the blues has become a popular minority music suited to rural festivals and pubs.
Within the genre's 12-bar simplicity are endless opportunities for improvisation and variation so that every country can discover its own style of blues. Who, for example, would deny Jeff Lang, the Backsliders, Big Wheel or Ash Grunwald their right to be exponents of distinctively Aussie blues?
Here is a collection of 11 tracks, each revealing exotic localised variants of t...
This week on A Prairie Home Companion: Bonnie Raitt
When it comes to real, authentic and true, this woman stands above the rest. Bonnie Raitt was a special guest on Garrison Keillor's 'Prairie Home Companion' this week. If you missed the show, check out the PHC archive and give a listen. In Segment 1, she plays the role of a blues singer who wants ...
LOS ANGELES, CA (Capitol Records) - Capitol recording artist Bonnie Raitt has won nine Grammy awards, sold over 17 million albums and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now she's about to hit another career high: she's opening for the Rolling Stones. Raitt will open for the Rolling Stones at two stops on their ongoing world tour - Novembe...