Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Local Buzz for March 7, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include gigs at Blue Chip Casino’s Rocks Lounge in Michigan City, the Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, Majestic Star Casino & Hotel’s Lakeshore Lounge in Gary, and Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville. ]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:25:36 -0500 <![CDATA[ IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings ]]> Lead story image

With recent bands like Fitz and the Tantrums packing halls, and sweat-soaked old-school talent like Charles Bradley on the rise, the soul music revival that began in the late ’90s continues to percolate. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been at the vanguard, outlasting dabblers and trend-jumpers by producing impassioned material and electrifying shows since launching from Brooklyn in 2000. ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:48:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Christina Perri has her music all figured out ]]> Lead story image

Once you get past her sensitive, yet strong, voice and her breathtaking beauty, you find that singer-songwriter Christina Perri has one more endearing gift. She is a freak when it comes to numbers. “We began working on this album on Oct. 23, 2012, and spent one year and 78 days making the album,” she says during a phone interview from tour rehearsals in Los Angeles. “I started an actual countdown to April 1, the date that ‘Head or Heart’ was coming out, but then it leaked [just recently], so we started streaming it on iTunes, and I have listened to … ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ On new CD, solo tour, Jennifer Nettles is finding a new, empowering voice ]]> Lead story image

“This is my new chapter of rebirth,” says the Sugarland singer. ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:13:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Ring of Fire’ lacks soul of Johnny Cash’s life ]]> Lead story image

Revue at Theater at the Center sounds terrific but falters whenever the music stops and the attempts at dialogue begin. ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:13:04 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Buzz for Feb. 28, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include several gigs at Blue Chip Casino’s Rocks Lounge in Michigan City. ]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:02:49 -0500 <![CDATA[ Over the moon — Trisha Yearwood’s happy and not afraid to show it ]]> Lead story image

Trisha Yearwood should consider recording a cover of “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” The country music star-turned-best-selling cookbook author-turned Food Network show host just gushes happiness. And what about that joint tour with hubby Garth Brooks? ]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Robert Rolfe Feddersen’s CD triggered by a stickup ]]> Lead story image

Robbed while deliverying milk in Gary, the singer-songwriter changed his outlook and put music first. ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:18:44 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Ring of Fire’ reveals Johnny Cash’s story through his music ]]> Lead story image

A reworked “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at Theatre at the Center brings the show down to a more intimate level featuring five singer-musicians. ]]> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:11:04 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Buzz for Feb. 21, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include the Travis Tritt acoustic show at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville. ]]> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:02:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Better than a dozen roses: 12 unique ways to impress your mate on Valentine’s Day ]]> Lead story image

A pre-packaged bouquet from the grocery store and the accompanying generic Valentine’s Day card may show effort, but it’s just not going to cut it this year. Instead, here are 12 alternatives — ranging from romantic to risque — that are sure to make the right impression. ]]> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:17:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Buzz for Feb. 14, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include Rick Saucedo at Blue Chip Casino’s Rocks Lounge in Michigan City. ]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:57:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ Spend Valentine’s Day with NWI Symphony ]]> Lead story image

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor Kirk Muspratt answers questions in advance of the Valentine’s Day concert. Q: Is the performance of “Tosca” on Feb. 14 going to be the complete opera? — Steven Siebert A: If you are asking if we are going to perform the entire opera, then my reply is affirmative. We will play every cannon shot, cry of torture, every firing squad shot, every violin note and high C from the entire opera. However, if you meant are we going to put on a fully staged production of the opera, then I must tell … ]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:25:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local Buzz for Feb. 7, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include the Neverly Brothers at Blue Chip Casino’s Rocks Lounge in Michigan City. ]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:02:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Angelique Kidjo uses music to tell the important stories of Africa ]]> Lead story image

Angelique Kidjo is one of the biggest musical stars in Africa, and her multiple albums have endorsed important themes and issues: African pride, female solidarity and human rights especially for the impoverished. Even though she now calls New York City’s Brooklyn borough home, her music dwells in West African themes and rhythms. A 13th album, “Eve” (Savoy/429 Records), came out in January and features contemporary and traditional African dance grooves driven by her powerful — and quite large — singing voice. The album is accompanied by a memoir, “Spirit Rising” (HarperCollins), that documents her incredible journey from leaving her home … ]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:11:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ CSO’s Riccardo Muti a man for all seasons ]]> Lead story image

Riccardo Muti is steadfast in his search to connect the musical past and present in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s mission ]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:12:01 -0500