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The Bookworm Sez: '27' brings back sounds, offers insights

...early, or was it something more sinister? Read "27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse" by Howard Sounes (c.2013, Da Capo, $26.99...
Living the dream: AK Free Fuel powers 'northern rock' sound

...songs, as well as mixing up their live shows with new twists on covers. Audiences can hear them play renditions of Jimi Hendrix, Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty tunes but they shouldn't expect them to sound the same. "We try not to be a jukebox...
Homer musician home from Seattle for the holidays

...become a part of the Seattle mainstream music scene, he said. It almost sold out the Columbia Theatre, the venue where Jimi Hendrix made his name. They recently played a Christmas show at The Crocodile, where Seattle grunge bands Pearl Jam and Nirvana...
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Disk jockeys changing playlists out of sensitivity to terrorist attacks

...week's top-played song nationwide. Versions of ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' by Faith Hill, Whitney Houston and Jimi Hendrix are being requested at record rates, Anchorage radio station program directors say. In addition, various montages...
Jimi: All Is By My Side

Opens Friday, Sep 26, 2014 Synopsis: André Benjamin steps into the role of Jimi Hendrix in this biopic set during 1966-67, as the iconic rocker rose from playing backup guitar at New York's Cheetah Club to igniting the Monterey Pop Festival with a scorching performance that would go down as one of the most memorable in rock-and-roll history. Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell co-star in a film written and directed by Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Andre 3000, Imogen Poots, Ashley Charles, Hayley Atwell Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Opens Friday, Jun 6, 2014 Synopsis: Celebrated SNL alumnus and Austin Powers star Mike Myers steps behind the camera for this documentary examining the life and legacy of beloved Hollywood insider Shep Gordon. A music manager whose chance run-in with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin back in 1968 led to an enduring career as a manager for the likes of Alice Cooper, Blondie, and Raquel Welch, Gordon later reinvigorated the culinary-arts industry as the driving force behind the concept of a "celebrity chef." In addition to exploring those aspects of Gordon's impressively multifaceted career, Myers' film also reveals how his subject's involvement with the Tibet Fund led to a close friendship with the Dalai Lama as a host of celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone, Emeril Lagasse, Willie Nelson, Michael Douglas, and Cooper, reflect on the man who helped to build countless careers in the entertainment industry. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Shep Gordon, Alice Cooper, Anne Murray, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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