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Ann Wilson chats about Stars Align Tour with Paul Rodgers and Jeff Beck

Coming to Daily’s Place in Jacksonville Aug 23 It may be the most aptly named tour of the summer. The Stars Align Tour features a trifecta of rock’s most celebrated artists. of the legendary group Heart, who reigns as one of the top female voices in rock ‘n’ roll, joins forces with rock stalwarts and . EU Jacksonville spoke with Wilson two days after kicking off the tour in West Valley, Utah. The Stars Align Tour stops in Jacksonville Aug. 23 at . Previous commitments forced Wilson to turn down Rodger’s initial offer to tour last year. When she learned …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “The Buddy Holly Story”

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The 2012 musical hit is back at Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre for a limited run through February 8, 2015. Alhambra patrons have responded with sellout houses to this season’s holiday offerings, which included both Buddy’s Rock and Roll epic, and the colorful “.” This is the story of how the young  from Lubbock, Texas turned the musical world on its ears during the course of three years in the 1950s, with his own special styling of Rock and Roll, a new genre. He was a …

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Brian Ray – guitarist for McCartney

If auditioning to play guitar for one of the world’s most influential rock stars is not intimidating enough, imagine performing live alongside Sir  in front of 77,000 screaming fans.  was already an accomplished artist when he took the pre-game stage at the 2002 Super Bowl in New Orleans to “interview” for the position as guitarist with McCartney’s new touring band. Ray knew he would fit the bill, transitioning easily from guitar to bass, lead to rhythm, electric to acoustic. He previously logged 14 years as guitarist and musical director with ‘ band and played with huge talents like , , …

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Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock

A self-described music geek turned rock historian has captured the golden age of southern rock in a series of photographs, stories and interviews from many of the artists of the time in his new book . Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, Author was a self-described “music geek,” always appreciated the lyrics inside the sleeve of a record album, fanzines and the encyclopedia-like volumes of rock history books with glossy, color pictures of his favorite bands. “It’s almost like a concept that the internet has sort of rendered not as prevalent. Kids have different ways to find out about …

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