Lionel Richie

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    October 17, 2014

    St. Lucia - Crescent Ballroom - 10/16/2014

    The sold-out St. Lucia show at Crescent Ballroom last night definitely felt like being hit with a tidal wave of pop sensation. Arizona may be one of the only places where you can comfortable rock beachware in October: floral-printed button-up shirts, khaki shorts, flip flops and tans were displayed ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    The Oasis 95.1 FM Promises 55 Minutes Of Music, But Why Would You Want to Listen?

    For several hours this week, I've been listening to The Oasis 95.1 FM, a radio station that underwent a format change two weeks ago. Branded as 'Lite & Refreshing,' it goes down exactly like a diet Sprite -- zero calories, a vague hint of flavor, leaving an empty, fizzy feeling. This is so-called 'S ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Lionel Richie - Ak-Chin Pavilion - 6/8/2014

    Lionel Richie's All the Hits, All Night Long Tour Ak-Chin Pavilion June 8 Lionel Richie is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He was a member of Motown's The Commodores in the '60s and went on to be a hit machine as a solo artist, with 10-plus albums released over 30 years. He's 64 and ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    25 Must-See Metro Phoenix Concerts in June

    Feeling warm? Don't let it get to you...seriously. Look, we know you're miserable now that the heat's really kicking in, but just crank up the A/C, grab a ice-cold beverage, and think happy thoughts. You can't stay inside all the time, especially there is many an excellent show to see during the mon ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    10 Greatest Love Songs (That Aren't Actually Love Songs)

    In case you haven't set foot in a grocery store in the past week only to be assaulted by a red and pink barrage to the eyes, let us clue you in: Valentine's Day is on the way. You've no doubt began prepping (or, you've at least convinced yourself that waiting until the last minute is a good idea), o ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    10 Black Pop Stars Who Should Go Country

    See also: Q&A: Darius Rucker: "Even If I Wasn't Playing It, I'd Be Listening to Country." See also: Seven of Music's Most Beautiful Mustaches to Inspire Your Mustache Movember Growth [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Four Local Music Hookups We Would Like to See

    See also: Kelly Clarkson Is Coming to Town (But You Might Have to Sit Through The Fray Before Watching Her) I don't have cable and I don't have one of them-there digital converter boxes plugged into my television set, so it's not often I get to catch commercials. Yesterday I made the trip to the ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Squeeze's Chris Difford on England, John Cale, and the Paul McCartney-Produced Record That Never Came to Be

    Coachella is a weird beast: In addition to hotly tipped acts like Avicci and Justice, big name standard bearers like Radiohead and The Black Keys, and holy-hell-they're-reuniting bands like Refused and At the Drive In, there's always a few bands that have just kept soldiering on, whose break-ups and ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Johnjay Van Es, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Johnjay Van EsVan Es is the host of the Johnjay and Rich radio show heard on 104.7 KISS-FM here in Phoenix. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play? 104.7 KISS-FM. No other station is programmed on my radio dial -- fact. What's the first album you boug ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    7 of Music's Most Beautiful Mustaches to Inspire Your Mustache Movember Growth

    Private eyes, privater stache -- John Oates​You could say that during the month of October, there are some questionable, but well-intended benefits that sexualize breasts for the sake of raising money for breast cancer research.Well, two can play at that game, ladies. Move over, October. Think you ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 20, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 20 through 26

    Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian Wilson​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>

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    January 4, 2007

    A Legendary Outing

    Twilight Princess is the best Zelda ever

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    November 23, 2006
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    November 9, 2006

    Going Nowhere

    In search of a city

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    December 4, 2003

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

    Covering baby-boomers' classics with a punk twist

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    May 15, 2003

    REO Speedwagon, Journey, and Styx

    Welcome to the age of nostalgia

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    July 11, 2002

    Soul Trained

    The spirit still moves the groups that shaped '70s soul

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    May 30, 2002

    Perfect Truth

    Cee-Lo breaks from the Mob in a solo quest to save hip-hop

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    November 22, 2001

    HIStory Repeats Itself. Again?

    With Invincible, Michael Jackson continues to spill blood on the dance floor

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    November 1, 2001

    Marketing Misery

    Is Saint Durst the new, limp Bono?

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    September 21, 2000

    The Tao of Esteban

    Confounding all his critics, an aging Scottsdale lounge guitarist transforms himself into the heartthrob of TV's Home Shopping Network

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    January 27, 2000

    Commodore of Errors

    Virtuoso musician Michael Dunlap inspired the show-business dreams of many people. Now, they say he's walked away with their money.

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    January 13, 2000

    The Award for Mediocrity, Again

    Yearning for civil unrest from any '99 Grammy nominee

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    A Snob's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll

    New Times' unholy critical trinity come down from their snooty perch to stop and sneer at the latest musical offerings

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    July 15, 1999
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    June 18, 1998

    Heaven's Gate

    Trashman's neighbors take an alcoholiday in the sun

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    September 25, 1997

    Charles in Charge

    New collection brilliantly confirms Ray Charles' position as the architect of soul