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Posted Jul 4, 2015 at 12:01 AM

GIRARD — Never wanting to repeat just the same old thing year after year, “Celebrate Girard!” brought something new to the table this year.“We kind of stepped it up a notch this year and brought in a bigger act and we’re really excited about that,” said Julie Smith, director of Girard Area Chamber of Commerce.That act is the Big Time Grain Co., a five-member Country Rock musical band from Kansas City who’s been playing for...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Taylor Swift has more power than many of us were willing to admit.Apple’s soon-to-launch music subscription service may have sounded good on paper to execs, but it was causing bad blood among musicians and artists —...

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 11:21 AM

By Wade AllenMore Content Now Didn’t know Hilary Duff was still recording? You’re not alone.Since receiving her new CD last week, I told a few friends about the music and got the same response from...

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 2:57 PM False
Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 10:49 AM

It’s been more than a half-century since Chubby Checker jubilantly danced onto the American Bandstand stage and introduced to the world to “The Twist.” He changed music history in two minutes and 42 seconds.The...

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 9:22 AM

It’s hard to believe it has been 25 years since Mariah Carey arrived on the music scene.Her self-titled debut album, “Mariah Carey,” was released in June 1990 and served as the launching pad for the...

Updated Jun 16, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Call off Ponce de León — I’ve found the Fountain of Youth. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that I’m comfortably middle-aged. I am, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not nice to feel young again every...

Updated Jun 13, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Pittsburg might be located in the Great Plains, but on Saturday, it felt more like Appalachia at the second annual Cow Creek Bluegrass Festival.The event brought a slew of whistling, twanging tunes all day to Lincoln Park.Audience...

Posted Jun 13, 2015 at 9:17 AM

The rain mired the first night of the Cow Creek Bluegrass Festival, but the founder of the festival is optimistic the weather will hold tomorrow when it really counts.Timothy Anderson and band member Rusty Titsworth were supposed to play...

Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Coming from Erie, Kansas, two sisters will bring their style of music to the Cow Creek Bluesgrass Festival.According to a press release, The Vogts Sisters, comprised of Maggie and Abigail Vogts — she goes by Abbey — are...

Updated Jun 8, 2015 at 9:44 AM

I should probably mention that I’m a complete sucker for the country soul that came out of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and to which Amy Black pays tribute on her latest, “The Muscle Shoals Sessions” (Reuben...

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