June 2, 2012
A summer music roundup in the Weekend section Friday misstated the venue where Bonnie Raitt will perform. She will play the Academy of Music on June 16. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail email@example.com .
February 19, 2013
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Andy Samberg; Josh Hopkins; Lisa Loeb. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Michelle Williams; Chris O'Donnell. Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35 p.m., 6ABC) - Anthony Edwards; Mike Piazza. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Robin Wright; Josh Gad; Bonnie Raitt. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Jon Cryer; Melissa Benoist. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - David Spade; Cecily Strong; Atlas Genius.
August 13, 2011
Barbara Solit Bodenheimer, 64, an executive with Friends of Rittenhouse Square, died of cancer Wednesday, Aug. 10, at her home in Philadelphia. Until 2010, her daughter Alexis said in an interview Friday, Mrs. Bodenheimer was vice president of finance for the volunteer agency. She held that post for 16 years. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Bodenheimer graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1965 and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 1969.
January 3, 1986 |
The most recent Bonnie Raitt album, a rocking affair called Green Light, was released in 1982. The great singer-guitarist recorded a follow-up (titled Tongue in Groove) for release in '84, but it wasn't, and Raitt was - from her contract with Warner Bros. Records. Thankfully, the absence of recorded music from this gifted singer- songwriter has not meant the absence of Raitt herself. In fact, in 1985 she was eminently visible: performing at the first Newport Folk Festival in 16 summers, sharing the stage with a host of rock and country notables at the Farm Aid benefit in September (singing a riveting solo set and backing up John Cougar Mellencamp)
June 15, 2012
Bootsy Collins / Black Landlord Though renowned for his tenure with James Brown's J.B.s and George Clinton's Parliament / Funkadelic, William "Bootsy" Collins is a longtime rhythmic star in his own right. You must consider Collins' flashy stage accoutrements: star-shaped shades and his funky bass guitar. During the heady days of '70s disco, Bootsy unleashed a flurry of glittering funk dance hits such as "Stretchin' Out (In a Rubber Band)" that benefited from the spaced-out sound of P/Funk and glam rock.
June 16, 2012
Film New this week: Rock of Ages ssfd Notable for one of the odder turns in Tom Cruise's career (he's a heavy-metal rock god), this from-stage-to-screen jukebox musical uses an arsenal of '80s anthems, and the hairdos to go with them, following a dreamy-eyed Oklahoman (Julianne Hough) and a wannabe star (Diego Boneta) struggling to make it in Hollywood, where all the world is ready to break into a production number. PG-13 (adult themes) — Steven Rea Music Bonnie Raitt / Joe Henry & Lisa Hannigan.
November 7, 2011
IT'S NOT UNTIL this weekend, but we're wishing all the very best for one of college basketball's coolest coaches ever, Rollie Massimino. In West Palm Beach, Fla., to lead the Northwood University Seahawks to what he hopes will be their second consecutive trip to the NAIA Final Four, he'll have a few games under his belt by Sunday, when he turns a spry 77. Coach Mass was back in town two months ago to have a cancerous tumor removed from his lung....
June 20, 1986 |
This weekend's a furiously busy time for pop music, with everything from rap to folk on stage in the Philadelphia area. Tomorrow night, what may well be the concert of the summer takes place at the Spectrum, when rap acts Run-DMC, L L Cool J and Whodini perform. All three acts recently released albums that prove rap music is much more than a noisy novelty music. In particular, Run-DMC's new Raising Hell (Profile) is one of the strongest pop albums of the year thus far, full of witty, exciting music.
September 18, 2000 |
They may have been dressed like Olivia Newton-John before and after her bad-girl transformation in Grease, but the biggest musical influence evident on identical-twin country act the Kinleys at the Atlantic City Surf baseball stadium on Friday was Bonnie Raitt. Among mainstream-aiming female country singers not named Shania, Raitt's earthy, sexually independent persona looms large. As with crossover queens Wynonna Judd and Faith Hill, so it is with Philadelphia-born Jennifer (in dowdy skirt and blouse)
August 8, 1994 |
The headliner of Saturday night's show at the Mann Music Center was Bonnie Raitt, but the highlight of the show was an hourlong opening performance by Bruce Hornsby. Hornsby and his six-member band borrowed logic and timing from jazz, but, beyond that, played with few rules. Hits such as "The Valley Road" and "Jacob's Ladder," a cover of "The Mighty Quinn" and tunes from Hornsby's latest album, Harbor Lights (BMG), were almost unrecognizable; the new arrangements created an exhilarating anticipation.