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Murray the K’s Historic TV Special to Screen at New Orleans’ Ponderosa Stomp September 4, 2010

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Controversial “It’s What’s Happening, Baby” hasn’t been seen in its entirety since 1965

Santa Monica, CA,– Murray “the K” Kaufman’s ground-breaking 1965 television special “It’s What’s Happening, Baby” is being presented in its entirety for the first time since the program aired during primetime on June 28, 1965, on the CBS Television Network. The screening, made possible by The Murray the K Archives and Historic Films, will be part of The Ponderosa Stomp Music Festival’s Clandestine Cinema film series at One Eyed Jack’s in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The presentation is scheduled at noon on September 25, 2010 (more…)

“Father Of Woodstock” Artie Kornfeld Releases Autobiography September 4, 2010

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Woodstck ’69 Creator Artie Kornfeld Releases Poignant Memoir Of His 40+ Year Career In The Music Industry. Poignant Memoir from Legendary Producer, Songwriter, Record Executive and Creator of Woodstock ’69 Now Available on Amazon.com and iTunes

One of rock music’s most enigmatic icons Artie Kornfeld has released his autobiography, “The Pied Piper of Woodstock.” While his auspicious music industry career as a songwriter, producer, artist relations executive, producer, record company executive and promoter has spanned four decades, Kornfeld is probably best known as the creator of the seminal 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

Available now on Amazon.com and iTunes, Kornfeld’s autobiography “The Pied Piper of Woodstock” is more than a personal account of rock history. This touching memoir from “The Father of Woodstock” offers an unprecedented look at a life fueled by a deep passion for music, freedom and equality as well as Kornfeld’s struggles with addiction and coping with the loss of a child. (more…)

Vinyl LP Manufacturing Continues to Increase September 4, 2010

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania Vinyl LP has made a comeback in recent years and so are companies manufacturing them. SoundStage Direct, an online independent record store, is a witness to this marvel.

Most discs manufactured are 12-inch singles destined for professional DJs at radio stations and dance clubs who still use vinyl records and turntables to mix, scratch, and blend music. The allure of the classic vinyl is described by audiophiles who have been collecting vinyl records over the years as “richer,” “warmer,” “more natural,” “more durable,” “better bass,” and simply “cooler.” (more…)

The New Blues Brothers, Three Decades Later September 4, 2010

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All new Blues Brothers show, sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and The Belushi Estate

Thirty-two years ago, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi debuted the American Blues and Soul Revivalist band, The Blues Brothers, as a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Almost instanty, “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues became a national phenomenon, cutting four albums and releasing a cult-hit feature film.

In 1982, actor John Belushi passed away from a drug overdose at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, putting the fate of The Blues Brothers into question.

Since then, actor Dan Aykroyd has tirelessly kept the legacy of those characters going in various concert formats featuring guest artists, including a sequel to the original Blues Brothers movie called, Blues Brothers 2000.

Now, thirty two years after their national debut, Dan Aykroyd, together with the blessing and support of Judy Belushi and The Belushi Estate, have passed the torch, officially sanctioning a new generation of performers to step into the shoes of the legendary bluesmen, Jake and Elwood. (more…)

Roots-Rocker Natasha James in Concert@Iron Door Saloon, September 17/18 September 4, 2010

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Performing In Concert! Two Big Nights! At IRON DOOR SALOON/Sept. 17, 18