Michael Buble

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    August 15, 2014

    Most Cliché Wedding Songs

    Think of every wedding you've ever been to. Between the toasts and the bouquet toss, the traditions can feel so run into the ground you forget why you are there in the first place: to celebrate a couple who found each other in this crazy world and fell in love. Just because the celebration of the u ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    No One Trusts the Tastes of Teenage Girls But Should: Why Justin Bieber Is the Next Beatles

    By Brittany Spanos At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans seem to have universally accepted a critique of quality that befalls any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market and stigmatized the fans who dare to sometimes be male or at least above ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Clay Aiken on Christmas, American Idol, and Donald Trump

    At one point during our early morning interview, singer and performer Clay Aiken yawned. It was a deep, expressive yawn. He did not ask to be excused, but he didn't need to: Aiken is among the most affable, pleasant, and charming interviews I've ever enjoyed. Plus, the guy has every reason to be w ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    September 20, 2012
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    April 19, 2011

    Phoenix Councilman Claude Mattox, Other Public Officials Enjoying Concerts, Suns Games in Arena Suite; Incomplete Records Mask How Often

    Public officials living the suite life at the U.S. Airways Center.​Phoenix officials have not kept track of who's been kicking back in the city-owned suite at the U.S. Airways Center watching Phoenix Suns games or rocking out to legends like Elton John. But they're supposed to, according to their ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Ron Sexsmith: When Will He Be Loved? Fine New Album and Documentary Film Could Help

    ShoreFire MediaCanadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith has just released a new album and its creation is the subject of a new documentary film.​It's become a cliché for music journalists to write "pity poor Ron Sexsmith" stories about how wonderful the Canadian singer-songwriter is and how i ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Fact-Checking The Sound Strike's Claims About the Arizona Boycott

    ​The Sound Strike, the musical boycott of Arizona organized last year in the wake of a controversial immigration law, is crowing about its success. The boycott is lead by former Rage Against The Machine singer Zach de la Rocha. It persists even though SB 1070 -- like an "eerily similar" measure p ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Multiple Benefit Concerts Being Organized to Support Queensland Flood Relief

    ​Flooding in Queensland, Australia is bringing about plenty of benefit concerts, according to Spinner.While artists like Keith Urban and Mos Def are shuffling around some tour dates to work around the flood, other artists and promoters are putting a more positive spin on the disaster by organizing ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Michael Bublé, "I Wanna Go Home"

    ​Song: Michael Bublé, "I Wanna Go Home" Context: I have to admit I never actually bothered to listen to Bublé until reading about his man-gagement ring. 'Bout what I expected. This song doesn't take much to sing but at least he doesn't mess it up by going over-the-top, Idol-style. Michael ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Incoming: Alice In Chains, Henry Rollins, George Strait, Matt Hires

    ​Maybe I'm forgetting something, but I'm pretty sure a former American Idol contestant has never played The Rhythm Room. The Maricopa County fair? Sure. Even The Marquee. But, from what I've seen in local show listings over the past two years it's rare that anyone who gets the benefit of anIdol-st ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Lynyrd Skynyrd: Point/Counterpoint

    By Martin Cizmar and Brian BardwellUnfortunately we were unexpectedly barred from taking photos at last night's Lynyrd Skynyrd show at Celebrity Theatre.​Sometimes one perspective on a show isn't enough. So, like we did with Beck and Tool, Up on the Sun is bringing you a point/counterpoint style w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Various Artists

    We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song

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    September 6, 2007

    James Hunter

    Van vouches

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    May 25, 2006

    Special Blend

    A little bit of this, a little bit of that

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    December 18, 2003

    Holly, Jolly Mess

    Who doesn't kid themselves nowadays they can pull off a Christmas album? Thankfully, a few of this year's offerings don't suck.