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Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Turns out 2014 was a banner year for old-timers, with the 50-plus set releasing a veritable slew of original albums. But volume is one thing — how did the new stuff hold up in the quality department? Here are our grades for the latest offerings from artists of yesteryear.

Updated Nov 26, 2014 at 8:49 AM

A "total package family show," according to bassist Richard Sterban, is coming to the Peoria Civic Center, courtesy of the Oak Ridge Boys.

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I drive my daughter Jackie to school in the morning and, because I’m a swell dad, I let her select the radio station. Occasionally, she’ll throw me a bone and put on one of “my stations” — she can sometimes find something she likes on Boston’s WERS...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 10:52 AM

I’m having so much fun getting reacquainted with my music collection. I never dreamed that setting up my iPod Classic would be so much fun.

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM

By David T. FarrMore Content NowThe 2014 Country Music Awards — what a disappointment. I’m sorry if you’re a country music fan, but the entire telecast was a joke. And it certainly wasn’t a country music show.

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,” Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis,” the memoir of her time working at Sun Records in the late 1950s, is dish -- at...

Updated Oct 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM

If you’ve found yourself getting down and out with all the liars and the dirty cheats of the world during this political season, you probably missed out on this sick beat.

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The upcoming musical at the Peoria Civic Center will take attendees back to the Roaring Twenties.

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 3:15 PM

By David T. FarrMore Content NowBryan Adams has always been one my favorite singers. When I was growing up, his albums “Reckless” and “Cuts Like A Knife” were always blaring from my jam box speakers. His music was a big part of the ’80s.

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM

After releasing the highly anticipated Somewhere Under Wonderland CD this September with a debut at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, Counting...

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

It didn’t matter whether the lyrics Tony Lindsay and Andy Vargas sang were written in English or Spanish.

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