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“Ain’t in It For My Health,” a new documentary about Levon Helm, who drummed and sang as a member of the seminal group The Band, will be screened at Upstate Films in Woodstock on Saturday, April 13 (132 Tinker St., 845-679-6608; upstatefilms.org).
Director Jacob Hatley filmed the Woodstock-based musician, who died of throat cancer at age 71 in April 2012, as Helm wrote and recorded his...Read more »
For his first major tour in three years, John Mayer will headline an Aug. 20 concert at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (200 Hurd Road, Bethel; 866-781-2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org).
After recovering from vocal chord surgery, the singer-songwriter will finally tour in support of his studio album "Born and Raised," which topped the charts in six countries — including the United...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar fans, rejoice! The Mamaroneck teen released a video today of her cover of Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby."
The runner-up on the second season of "The X Factor" teamed up with J-14 magazine for the video. Although it's not really a "music video" as that phrase has come to be known, it does showcase Sonenclar wailing away on the old-school, new-school...Read more »
Beyonce and Jay-Z are arguably music’s top power couple, and the two, who received their marriage license in Scarsdale, are both making headlines this week with new releases.
On Sunday, Beyonce dropped the new single “Bow Down/I Been On,” a track that could foreshadow what we can expect from her next album, due out this year. In the song, she refers to her high-profile marriage with the following...Read more »
Prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria, who play Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan Saturday, have deep roots in Rockland County.
It was in the '90s that Suffern songwriter Claudio Sanchez teamed up in Nyack with guitarist Travis Stever to form the band. There's been some turnover since then, but the founders remain, and the group has become a giant of the underground alt-rock scene, collecting a...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar spoke with Newsday Westchester on the red carpet at Thursday night’s gala for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which helps children with serious illnesses.
Sonenclar, a Mamaroneck resident and the runner-up on the second season of "The X Factor," is a longtime supporter of the organization. She said that the foundation was important to her because of the...Read more »
David Bowie fans just got a glimmer of hope that the Thin White Duke may be touring this year.
The British music site NME is reporting that Bowie's wife, supermodel Iman, let slip to Italian fashion magazine Grazia that her husband is planning to hit the road to promote his new album "The Next Day."
"We have a 12-year-old in school, so we are stuck. We can't travel,"...Read more »
Melinda Ademi performed during the “sudden death” round on “American Idol” tonight, and after a performance that received lackluster praise from the judges, the 19-year-old Yonkers resident was cut from the show.
Ademi led off the night with a take on Jessie J’s “Nobody’s Perfect.” Although the teen had luck performing a Jessie J song last time -- she covered the artist’s song “Price Tag”...Read more »
Fronted by Bedford resident Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty will rock the house with a sold-out concert Saturday at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie.
Last year was a good one for Matchbox Twenty, which saw its latest album, "North," top the Billboard chart for the first time in the rock band's history, and yield a Top-40 hit in "Mean."
"In a lot of ways,...Read more »
A music icon, an Oscar-winning actress and a rising comedian were among the regional celebrities keeping things interesting on Twitter this week.
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