<![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 Big Sean’s Kansas City debut is a carefree party http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21669075.html#storylink=rss Thursday’s concert at the Midland theater was almost entirely free of significance. Big Sean’s favorite subjects are money, intoxicants and his flourishing career.

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Rolling Stones do a surprise show at small LA club ahead of tour http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21555375.html#storylink=rss The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour. The band announced Wednesday morning it would perform a “club show” that night to kick off its Zip Code tour, which launches Sunday in San Diego. The surprise concert at the 1,300-person-capacity venue instantly sold out. And one fan outside the theater offered $4,000 for one ticket.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:13:24 CDT The Associated Press

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Former Kansas City resident Adam Lee has been wearing many musical hats http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21404229.html#storylink=rss The former Kansas City resident is a solo artist, a member of a traditional country band and an actor portraying Johnny Cash in “Million Dollar Quartet.” performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Riot Room patio as part of the Westport Roots Festival.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21473142.html#storylink=rss The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 11:35:17 CDT

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Westport Roots Festival back with more stages and more bands http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21379485.html#storylink=rss The inaugural Westport Roots Festival in 2014 comprised 25 bands on two stages: the one in the Westport Saloon and a larger outdoor stage in the parking lot outside the back door. This year’s festival, which starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, will be different, with 45 bands — more than half of them from Kansas City, Lawrence and St. Joseph — performing on six stages.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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This weekend’s best music in Kansas City: Big Sean, Of Mice & Men, Shelby Lynne and E-40 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21369222.html#storylink=rss Also in KC: Westport Roots Festival, Kutt Calhoun, Yelawolf and Surfer Blood

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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before burial in Mississippi http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21300162.html#storylink=rss Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 13:57:51 CDT

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Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21226875.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 23:30:06 CDT By MESFIN FEKADU ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21226875.html Jazz Town: American Jazz Museum fittingly salutes singer Marilyn Maye in May http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21011334.html#storylink=rss Marilyn Maye will be accepting the American Jazz Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, May 23 at the Gem Theater and performing a “Maye in May” retrospective of songs.

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The Classical Beat: Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company presents unique and challenging love stories http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article21023373.html#storylink=rss The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company’s spring program, “Affairs of the Heart,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry St.

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Sat, 16 May 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City musicians reflect on B.B. King’s influence and legacy http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21103590.html#storylink=rss Blues legend inspired generations of musicians and brought the blues into the mainstream.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 14:19:23 CDT

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Rob Pope comes home with Spoon, but the Get Up Kids are still alive and all right http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article20987022.html#storylink=rss Rob Pope has three families these days. One is the family he’s raising with his wife. Another is the band Spoon, for which Pope has played bass since 2007 and performs Monday at the Midland. The third is the Get Up Kids, the Kansas City band he co-founded in 1995. Lately, he has been spending time with all three.

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Late nights were bolder, brighter during David Letterman’s reign http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article21020943.html#storylink=rss David Letterman, who Wednesday night signs off from the “Late Show” for the final time, used his late-night spot to mock the institution that was network TV. He instituted gags, high jinks and recurring skits such as Stupid Pet Tricks, then Stupid Human Tricks. The show at its best cast a spirit of irreverence and defiance.

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Sat, 16 May 2015 19:01:00 CDT

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Samantha Fish takes her bluesy sound into new territory http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article20836065.html#storylink=rss The blues singer will celebrate her new album, “Wild Heart,” Saturday night at Knuckleheads with a “soft release” party. Katy Guillen & the Girls open. Showtime is 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $17.50.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 12:36:29 CDT

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This weekend’s best music: Beck, Willie Nelson, Gary Allan, and Making Movies http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article20741004.html#storylink=rss And next week in the Kansas City area: Spoon, Other Lives, Scott Wieland and the Wildabouts and Purity Ring

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Wed, 13 May 2015 07:03:00 CDT

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KC’s Wes Scantlin misses court date for airport baggage carousel joy ride http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article20733198.html#storylink=rss Kansas City native Wes Scantlin, lead singer for Puddle of Mudd, missed a court date after being arrested for riding the oversized luggage carousel at the Denver International Airport earlier this year.

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TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21701082.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:26:06 CDT By ALLEN REED ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21701082.html Long lines likely for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21658161.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:16:05 CDT By KEN RITTER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21658161.html Era ends in Charleston as mayor opens his last Spoleto http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21658062.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:06:07 CDT By BRUCE SMITH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21658062.html Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21700605.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:05:39 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21700605.html Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21656475.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 14:56:05 CDT By THOMAS ADAMSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21656475.html Jury deadlocks in trial of man charged in officer's death http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21691521.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:50:26 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21691521.html Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21539118.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:21:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21539118.html Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21656775.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 08:11:08 CDT By GEORGE JAHN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21656775.html Yoko Ono's first husband, Toshi Ichiyanagi, is one of today's most imaginative composers of traditional works http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21662157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 07:06:07 CDT By MARK SWED ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21662157.html Ice Cube has come a long way, but is going back to the beginning http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21662124.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 07:05:27 CDT By CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article21662124.html B.B. King public viewing expected to draw lines in Las Vegas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21658383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 04:20:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21658383.html 5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21552627.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 03:31:07 CDT By KEN RITTER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21552627.html Nonprofit secures artifacts from former Graystone Ballroom http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21657978.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 03:05:32 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21657978.html Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of stadium tour http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21552564.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:36:15 CDT By SANDY COHEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21552564.html