Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wilson Center Guitar Festival
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Movie Review:  Ricki and the Flash  (PG-13)
Some songs can be a vocal representation of ones’ memories.  They will conjure up shelved thoughts that once ran through the mind on a warm day late in the summer.  Well Amilia K Spicer’s new album due out later...
In The Spotlight: Over 100 Voices in Music 
Sadie Robertson from the famed Duck Dynasty clan shares her love of faith in encouraging and motivating young girls through her faith-based Live Original stationery products. The company has described the style of the products as “nostalgic vintage with a pop of happy” and that they are.
A hot Atlanta weekend in May was the setting to hear wonderful music from a variety of genres. This year’s Shaky Knees Festival did it right with a perfect mix of local, hometown artists as well as those from across the US and even some international bands to complete their lineup. Some of these artists included The Whiskey Gentry, ZZ Ward, and Nikki Lane. These truly talented individuals rocked the stages at Shaky Knees and were greeted with great rounds of applause with crowd members singing and dancing in the aisles.
So what if Joan Jett and the Blackhearts still haven’t gotten into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame?  Who cares that this year they didn’t even get nominated? And big deal if South Dakota ranchers pitched a fit when hearing PETA advocate and vegetarian Joan Jett was going to represent their float?  Well, certainly Joan Jett doesn’t give a damn about a bad reputation because at the age of 55, Joan Jett is rocking just as hard, and maybe even harder, as she did back in the day of the Runaways.
While most Atlanta avid rock fans were attending the Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour at the Bobby Dodd Stadium last night, true hard core Pat Travers’ fans were at the famed Eddie’s Attic venue in Decatur, GA for the opening night of Travers’ Southeast Tour. And what a treat for those fans!
Hal Leonard Corporation and female guitarist/singer-songwriter Ali Handal partnered together for their new book/CD pack “Guitar for Girls: A Beginner's Guide to Playing Acoustic or Electric Guitar.” Ali said, “I took great care to include encouragement, advice, and inspiring...
New Jersey native Rory Block is often hailed as one of the highly regarded blues musicians of her generation. At the age of 15, Block set off on a cross-country hitchhiking road trip to the West Coast (via the...
The Shaky Knees festival held in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month had a variety of artists and musicians grace their multiple stages. The Irish band Flogging Molly, native North Carolinian Ryan Adams, and Aimee Mann’s band The Both, were just a sampling of the talented line-up for 2015. This year’s music came from all different genres – rock and roll, blues, country, folk, Americana, and even reggae -- all of whom rocked and had audience members smiling and shaking!