<![CDATA[Music News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:08 CST Music News & Reviews 60 Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents Gershwin gala May 9 at Kauffman Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article19949454.html#storylink=rss The orchestra promises a brand-new arrangement of the enduring “Rhapsody in Blue,” made by leader Clint Ashlock and featuring pianist Joe Cartwright. The show is at 8 p.m. May 9 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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‘Louie Louie’ singer Jack Ely dies at 71 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article19853133.html#storylink=rss When he stood on his toes, leaned his head back and began to incoherently shout “Louie Louie” into a microphone 52 years ago, Jack Ely had no idea he was creating a rock ‘n' roll classic.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:21:06 CDT

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Live Nation buys stake in Bonnaroo music festival http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19799649.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:29:07 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19799649.html Chuck Mead and his Boys riding back to Kansas City for MerleJam http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19827153.html#storylink=rss After the retro-country/rockabilly band BR5-49 went on an extended hiatus, former Lawrence resident Chuck Mead pursued a solo career and for the past few years has been leading the Grassy Knoll Boys. Mead and the band perform Friday at MerleJam, the two-day festival at at Knuckleheads that raises funds for the MerleJam Transplant Fund.

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Billy Joel: Why the hate from music critics? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19819590.html#storylink=rss Billy Joel, who performs Friday at the Sprint Center, has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, but his music has inspired plenty of vitriol from detractors. The question is: Why?

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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This weekend’s best music: James McMurtry, Mint Condition, C-Bo, Vance Joy and Gooch Palms http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19792998.html#storylink=rss Next week in KC: Kaiser Chiefs, The Who and Wolf Alice

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Sorry, kids: No Jiggle Jam this year http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article19388124.html#storylink=rss If the children’s music festival at Crown Center returns, it could have a new name, a broader focus and a different date on the calendar. “We all know that it can be something cooler and something even better,” says Jim Cosgrove, aka children’s musician Mr. Stinky Feet and president of the nonprofit Jiggle Jam board.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:04:40 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Friends of Chamber Music prepares for 40th anniversary http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article19304202.html#storylink=rss Friends of Chamber Music stalwarts like pianist Richard Goode, the Tallis Scholars and the Takacs Quartet are returning and others will make their debut on the series, like the early music ensemble Atalante.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICK NEAS

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Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest spreads its musical glory to Westport on day three http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19457706.html#storylink=rss Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest returned to the Uptown Theater for its third night, but it also spread out into bars and venues in Westport. Here’s look at some of the sets performed Friday night.

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Day two of Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest is a contemplative affair http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article19382937.html#storylink=rss Iron and Wine, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and others give a big Uptown Theater crowd nearly five hours of songs in the key of folk, country, soul and rock. One night after OK Go and other bands filled the theater, four acts took the stage Thursday night and gave about 1,700 fans a showcase in songwriting and lyricism.

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Death Cab For Cutie takes an unexpected turn at the Midland http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19362993.html#storylink=rss A capacity audience heard Death Cab For Cutie perform songs about loss, heartbreak and desolation Thursday at the Midland theater.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:12:06 CDT

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Middle of the Map Fest reflects Kansas City’s growing reputation as a big music town http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19237110.html#storylink=rss After five years, festivals like Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest can be taken for granted, just another event that comes and goes every year. But this year’s festival, which runs through Sunday, is significant for several reasons.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:32:08 CDT

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KC band the String & Return re-emerges to perform at Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19165074.html#storylink=rss The String & Return show on Friday during Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest technically isn’t a reunion show. It will be the Kansas City band’s first live performance in more than three years, but it hasn’t reunited. You can’t reunite if you never officially broke up.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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This weekend’s best music: Iron & Wine, Death Cab for Cutie, Rittz and Sleater-Kinney http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article19125906.html#storylink=rss Next week in KC: Neutral Milk Hotel, Dirty Heads and Rhiannon Giddens

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift shine http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article19029912.html#storylink=rss The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and rock stars Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:59:55 CDT By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

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Alan Jackson revives country traditions at sold-out Independence show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article18857331.html#storylink=rss Veteran country star Alan Jackson brings his Keep It Country Tour to Independence Events Center and delivers nearly two hours of hit songs with deep traditional-country roots.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:52:29 CDT

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Local Connecticut town twins earn spot in Polka Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20125941.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 03:02:50 CDT By STEVE COLLINS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20125941.html The Latest: Mayweather's dad says fighter done after 1 more http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20114283.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 01:34:05 CDT By GREG BEACHAM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20114283.html AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20077077.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 22:13:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20077077.html Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John rock the New Orleans Jazz Fest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20085636.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 20:58:17 CDT By JANET McCONNAUGHEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20085636.html Local Connecticut town twins earn spot in Polka Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20029590.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 02:00:00 CDT By STEVE COLLINS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20029590.html EXCHANGE: Singer-songwriter will go where music takes him http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19967862.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 03 May 2015 00:01:00 CDT By LUCAS PAULEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article19967862.html ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ lets us gaze upon Nirvana’s genius, maybe a bit too long http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article19954704.html#storylink=rss HBO’s fully authorized biopic project “Montage of Heck,” which premieres at at 8 p.m. May 4, is a hard sell to begin with: “Hey guys, who’s up for watching Kurt Cobain beat his head against his childhood pain for two hours?” After awhile, it suffers from too much discussion of Cobain’s introversion and sensitivity, at the expense of ignoring his perfectionist creative process.

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‘Inextinguishable’ symphony a fulfilling, renewing performance http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article20080011.html#storylink=rss Spending a perfectly tempered May evening inside Helzberg Hall was rewarded with the Kansas City Symphony’s fantastic performance of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable.”

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Photo gallery: Billy Joel at the Sprint Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article20071371.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:14:43 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article20071371.html New project in US South promotes music "triangle" http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20084010.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 18:39:10 CDT By ADRIAN SAINZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20084010.html High-wire walker to appear at Georgia gorge, but won't walk http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20081157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 15:15:06 CDT By JEFF MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20081157.html Meat Loaf cancels appearance at Illinois State Fair http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20091012.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 14:28:55 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20091012.html Unique all-female New Orleans brass band at Jazz Fest http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20081118.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:49:15 CDT By JANET McCONNAUGHEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20081118.html New project in US South promotes music "triangle" http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20085204.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 11:38:53 CDT By ADRIAN SAINZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article20085204.html