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FILE - In this June 8, 2014, file photo, Gloria Estefan, left, and Emilio Estefan pose for photos at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, are shepherding their musical biography "On Your Feet!" to Broadway this fall, celebrating two Cuban-Americans who embraced the American Dream and now own enough Grammy Awards to fill a house. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate immigrants in musical

Monday, October 12, 2015

NEW YORK — With some U.S. presidential candidates on the campaign trail demonizing immigrants, a powerhouse husband-and-wife team, who both happen to be immigrants themselves, hope they can offer some balance — and some pop songs. Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, are shepherding their musical biography “On Your Feet!” to Broadway this fall. It’s a show that celebrates two …

Going for broke: NHS grad sings his way onto NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Friday, October 9, 2015

When Northampton High School graduate Noah Jackson stepped onto the stage in Los Angeles Sept. 22 for his so-called blind audition before the judges on NBC’s TV show “The Voice,” he says he knew it could be a defining moment — a chance of a lifetime. Why not, then, go for broke, Jackson …

‘Music in the Noon Hour’ series continues at Smith College

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Concerts don’t have to be long to be meaningful. In fact, you can pack a lot into just half an hour. Case in point: “Music in the Noon Hour,” a popular series of free, midday concerts at Smith College that last about 30 minutes each. This year, the series, now in its second …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Cuddle Magic introduces new CD at Parlor Room, and much, much more music this week in the Valley

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The soulful, stripped-down and celebrated Brooklyn band Lake Street Dive has been in world-domination mode for a while now. But in between all the touring and TV show appearances, bassist Bridget Kearney made time to once again join …

‘Sound of Music’ tour starts with a tomboy leading the way

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NEW YORK — A new version of “The Sound of Music” is hitting the road and it’s being led by a fresh-faced beauty from Vermont who really does believe “the hills are alive.” Kerstin Anderson, 20, has taken …

Electronic dance concert expected to draw 3,000 people at UMass

Thursday, September 10, 2015

AMHERST — Around 3,000 people are expected to attend the first electronic dance music concert of the fall semester Friday night at the Mullins Center, an event where a large quantity of paint is supposed to be dropped on spectators while performers are on stage. Dance and electronic …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Mammal Dap pays tribute at Bishop’s Lounge to longtime fave — Herbie Hancock

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

If I were on “Family Feud,” in the nail-biting bonus round, facing the audience, and had to give my response to the question, “At what age does the average kid get into the music of jazz keyboardist Herbie …

Weekend Planner — Music: ‘Jerry Noble and Friends’ Sunday at Smith College

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A rite of September, the annual free “Jerry Noble and Friends” concert, takes place Sunday at 3 p.m. in Smith College’s Sweeney Concert Hall in Northampton. This year, the locally popular jazz duo of Noble (piano) and Bob …

Weekend Planner — Buskers at Easthampton Art Walk Saturday

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

In line with traffic-calming projects at last month’s art walk, street performers will be out in force for the September Easthampton Art Walk Saturday. Named “Busking Central,” the street performance-themed event will see an agglomeration of accordion players, …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Mercury Rev at Pearl Street and much more music in the Valley this week

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mercury Rev once scared the heck out of some folks in charge at Lollapalooza in the early 1990s. The then-up-and-coming band from the Catskills was playing the smaller second stage of the national festival at a stop in …

Larry Parnass’ Best Bets: Jazz fires up Valley; Valley bands go at it

Thursday, September 10, 2015

JAZZ IN SEPTEMBER We’re on the musical cusp: from summer festivals back to halls and clubs. The growing list of indoor music events this week shows how the scene revs up with the return of students and their discretionary dollars. Personally, my money is on a free event …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Diana Ross — Fri., Sept. 18, ., July 31, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $50-$80. foxwoods.com Anjelah Johnson — Sat., Sept. 19, 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $28.50, 38.50. 586-8686, iheg.com Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan — Wed., Sept. …

Bon Jovi rock shows in China canceled for ‘unforeseen reasons’

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BEIJING (ap) — Bon Jovi’s concert tour in China next week has been abruptly canceled because of what promoters said were “unforeseen reasons.” AEG Live Asia declined to give the reason for the cancellation, but said in a …