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April 23, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gird your lions!! Or your loins!! Or something! Bob Dylan will be powering into Camden. Here's Inquirer music maven Dan DeLuca 's blog: "Bob Dylan announced on his website on Sunday that he's hitting the road this summer with his own traveling Rolling Thunder-like revue called the Americanarama Festival of Music. Wilco and My Morning Jacket will join Dylan on the tour, which kicks off June 26 and comes to the Susquehanna Bank Center July 28. It'll be part of the WXPN-FM Xponential Music Festival, going on all that weekend at Wiggins Park and the Susq, where The Lumineers and Dr. Dog will play Saturday night.
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August 22, 1997 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
There had to be people who came to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday night simply to see Bob Dylan walk onto the stage, to rejoice in his health, and to share in the triumph of a survivor. Earlier this summer, Dylan gave the music world a scare when he landed in the hospital with a rare heart infection. He resumed his "Neverending Tour" three weeks ago, and though he chatted more Wednesday than he has in the past - he introduced "Shelter From the Storm" as "the Neil Young version," and thanked the crowd for coming out in what he accurately described as a "drenching" rain - he played the survivor role with characteristic understatement.
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July 7, 1988 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular Music Critic
Bob Dylan in performance, 1988: One minute he's offering a not-quite-sugar- coated rendition of the early, observant gem "Just Like a Woman," carefully following the ebb and flow of the original melody. The next, he's hurling the phrases of "Like a Rolling Stone" bitterly, as though pitching a spiteful batting practice, disinterestedly discarding one strike after another. The dark side of Bob Dylan still rears its head on occasion, and this is a good thing. Last night at the Mann Music Center, Dylan treated the near- capacity crowd to a well-planned 75-minute show heavy on his songwriting gems - many of them recharged by his unexpectedly urgent jabs and an emphasis on living, breathing, sometimes kicking performance.
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June 8, 1988 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer Staff Writer
"A set of songs and ideas worthy of The Dylan Legacy," reads a sticker attached to the front cover of Down in the Groove (Columbia), the new album by Bob Dylan. Another sticker trumpets that Dylan is a "1988 Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee. " What's the point of this hype? Perhaps Columbia Records imagined scads of consumers standing around in record stores scratching their chins and saying thoughtfully, "Well, I wasn't going to bother buying this one, but since he's a Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee . . . " This is a marketing strategy sure to go over big only in Cleveland, where the ill-fated hall remains on the drawing board, a passing thought in architect I. M. Pei's mind.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1997 | By Tom Moon, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Bob Dylan has finally painted his dark-blue masterpiece. After decades wrestling with the blues, first in wordy academic exercises and more recently in spare interpretations of rural classics, the 56-year-old rock bard has poured his hard-won wisdom into an astonishing collection of blunt meditations on life and death. Time Out of Mind ( Columbia), which arrives in stores today, dwells on the human concerns that others in rock's senior division seem determined to escape: Aging.
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June 15, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Retro-soul music's been in fashion for the last decade on both sides of the Atlantic. But while there is no shortage of Stax-style soul-shouters and postmodern Motown acolytes out and about, there has been a dearth of acoustic soul revivalists bringing back the earthy 1970s vibes of such natural-born soul men as Bill Withers, Terry Callier, and Van Morrison. That's where Michael Kiwanuka comes in. The 24-year-old jazz-schooled singer and guitarist of Ugandan parentage hails from the Muswell Hill section of North London, where the Davies brothers of the Kinks grew up. Kiwanuka possesses a rich, grainy voice that communicates extraordinary calm.
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July 10, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
The Coathangers. Terrific, underrated female Atlanta garage punk trio who have gotten better and better in their 10 years of existence, peaking with their new Nosebleed Weekend album on the Suicide Squeeze label. Sunday at Underground Arts. Nuevofest. The latest in WXPN's Latin Roots Live! series features seven acts, including iLe from Latin Grammy-winning Puerto Rican activist rap band Calle 13, California Afro-Latin tropicalia act Quintapenas, and Spanish rock-and-roll trio Sexy Zebras.
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October 16, 1989 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer
How does it feel, seeing Bob Dylan onstage 25 years after he made the transition from the coffeehouse circuit to stardom? Much better now than it did when he was keeping concert company with the Grateful Dead and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The durable troubadour wowed a sold-out Tower Theater last night with a tight, fresh-sounding 90-minute show. Much of the credit goes to his current partners - ponytailed "Saturday Night Live" guitarist G.E. Smith, bassist Torry Garnier and drummer Christopher Parker.
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April 3, 2004 | By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Moments before Bob Dylan walked onstage at different area venues on three successive nights this week, an anonymous announcer served up an overview of the bard's career. Through the sometimes deafening applause, you could pick up such phrases as "substance abuse" and "found God," and "who was written off as a has-been in the late '80s. " The idea, evidently, was to acquaint newcomers to the Church of Bob with his unprecedented reach, the myriad ways his music has informed and commented upon and threaded through American life during more than four trippy decades.
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May 15, 2016
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July 11, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Bryan Ferry has always cut a dashing figure, and when the 71-year-old Roxy Music founder answers the phone on a summer evening from his London home, the mind's eye pictures the elegant crooner with tie loosened, perhaps just back from a hard day of Pimm's Cups and strawberries and cream at Wimbledon . The last 1970s British art-rock gentleman standing after the death of David Bowie is on the line because on July 21, he and his band will...
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July 10, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
The Coathangers. Terrific, underrated female Atlanta garage punk trio who have gotten better and better in their 10 years of existence, peaking with their new Nosebleed Weekend album on the Suicide Squeeze label. Sunday at Underground Arts. Nuevofest. The latest in WXPN's Latin Roots Live! series features seven acts, including iLe from Latin Grammy-winning Puerto Rican activist rap band Calle 13, California Afro-Latin tropicalia act Quintapenas, and Spanish rock-and-roll trio Sexy Zebras.
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July 3, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
AVALON, N.J. - You don't expect to necessarily have a sound track, let alone a Bob Dylan-alluding surprise, found along the 1.1-mile self-guided Avalon Dune Trail, lately in the news because of a plan to cut down some (nonnative) Japanese black pines that has stirred up controversy and conspiracy theories among residents. But there it was, and it was not blowing in the wind. Rather, it was hidden behind a fence post on the 48th Street trail back to the street, and you'd either have to have a geocaching treasure-hunt app on your phone to know where to look, or, alternatively, you'd just have to follow a girl in jellies leaving the beach - who adamantly and perhaps admirably refused to either comment or give her name - who knew where to look and had signed her name earlier on the little yellow scroll contained inside the pillbox.
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May 25, 2016 | By Jon Bream, Tribune News Service
Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minn. He's better known as Bob Dylan, the man who changed popular music with his words, voice, and vision. In honor of Dylan's diamond jubilee birthday on Tuesday, here are 25 things to know about the man many consider rock's greatest songwriter. 1. He lived his first six years in Duluth, his next 12 years in Hibbing, and a year or two in Minneapolis before launching his career in New York City. 2. As a youth in Hibbing, Bobby Zimmerman listened to rhythm and blues, country and rock on late-night radio stations from the South.
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May 23, 2016 | Staff
Bob Dylan Fallen Angels (Columbia ★★★) Last year, Bob Dylan released Shadows in the Night, a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fallen Angels was recorded during the same sessions; Sinatra had recorded all but one of these compositions, too. For Shadows, Dylan chose crepuscular songs of loneliness and mortality, leaning toward obscurities. For Angels, he's selected love songs that are jazz standards: "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "Skylark," "It Had to Be You. " Think of this as Shadows' slightly brighter and more playful partner.
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May 21, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Staff Writer
Bad news for the casino business often means good news for music fans. That is, when the gambling industry is hit hard, the usual prescription for bringing bodies to town means beefing up entertainment options. This summer in Atlantic City is no different. The last two years each featured two mega-concerts on the beach, with the likes of Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. This year, there will be six, with the two announced so far keeping it country with Toby Keith (see below) and Florida Georgia Line on Sept.
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May 15, 2016
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May 5, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
BE IT Rhythm Nation or rhythm method, it worked. E! News followed up a report by Entertainment Tonight that Janet Jackson is pregnant with her and husband Wissam Al Mana 's first child. It was only last month that Janet stopped her "Unbreakable" tour because she and Wissam were "planning our family" and her doctor ordered her to "rest. " Good planning. A source told E! News on Wednesday that Janet, who's 49, is in her second trimester and that she and Wissam, a 41-year-old Qatari billionaire (so don't worry about gifts)
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January 16, 2016 | By Nick Cristiano, Staff Writer
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams weren't exactly burning to make an album of their own. The husband-and-wife duo were content being mainly accompanists. And they didn't lack for work, whether it was with Phil Lesh or Hot Tuna or Levon Helm. And that's not counting Campbell's eight years as a guitarist for Bob Dylan, or his work as a noted Americana producer. "People finally started shaming us into it," the Tennessee-bred Williams says with a laugh from the couple's Manhattan apartment.
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January 11, 2016
Tom Wilk is a former Inquirer copy editor who has a collection of Crawdaddy magazines in his basement Like many Swarthmore College students entering the school in September 1965, Paul Williams was a fan of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. Unlike his contemporaries half a century ago, the 17-year-old freshman took his passion for the music one step further. From his dormitory room at Swarthmore, the Boston native began publishing Crawdaddy! magazine. Named after the club in London where the Stones performed, Crawdaddy!
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