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Jeffrey Remz  |  August 26, 2011

Kenny Chesney was the big draw - there was no doubt about it. After all, in this day and age, where Chesney pretty much is guaranteed to do stadium shows, how cool is it to be able to see him in a club setting? Yes, he has done his Beer Kegs in the Closet tour a few times hitting college area [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  August 24, 2011

The decision by Kenny Chesney to shift Sunday's gig at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. came as no surprise. After all with the possibility of Hurricane Irene breathing down your neck, there was no way that Chesney, stadium officials and those concerned about safety would have allowed the [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  August 14, 2011

Condolences go to the victims who were at the Indiana State Fair Saturday night in anticipation of seeing Sugarland. Tragically, a huge gust of wind came up during a weather watch, and the entire rigging blew over, killing five people as of this morning (Sunday). PLEASE NOTE: The video can be [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  August 8, 2011

The sidemen don't often get much time in the spotlight because, after all, it's the star that the fans came to see for understandable reasons. Nevertheless, it's with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Marshall Grant, Johnny Cash's long-time bassist. Grant, who was [...]

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Jeffrey Remz  |  August 5, 2011

An effort to spruce up the boyhood home of Johnny Cash gained a lot of momentum this week with a benefit concert in Arkansas raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. More than 7,000 people showed up for the sold-out show at Arkansas State University, raising $310,000. All of the money went to [...]

Continue reading "A special night honors the Man in Black"

Jeffrey Remz  |  August 2, 2011

The Newport Folk Festival is a mixture of established stars - I hesitated to use the word old or even older - and new with the past paving the way for the future. The past of this year's two-day sold-out affair was underscored by the presence of one of the few (maybe only!) true folkie on [...]

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