A great film can force a whole range of emotions to sweep over a viewer by the time the end credits roll. I'll Be Me, a documentary on the heartbreaking decline of country music superstar Glen Campbell, certainly did that to me and not only because someone near and dear to me died while suffering fr ... More >>
Glen Campbell Hollywood Bowl 6/24/12 When a band or solo artist announces they're going on a farewell tour, it's usually met with collective shrugs and eyerolls. Why? Because--as Kiss proved--by bilking customers into thinking that this is their last hurrah, they can charge a ridiculous amount of ... More >>
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There's a fairly rich history of country music where I'm from. Jessi Colter is from Phoenix, as is the currently popular Dierks Bentley; Glen Campbell has lived there for a good long while now. Linda Ronstadt is from Tucson, not too far away. Of course, there's also the annual, massive Country Thund ... More >>
Oh, Glen. This show is probably out of our usual demographic, but I couldn't not (oh no, double negative!) tell you about Glen Campbell coming to the Grove of Anaheim on July 17. He's not just a County Music Hall of Famer, he's also a longtime resident of my hometown, Phoenix--why, one of his bigges ... More >>
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Arturo Sandoval, please come home!