When Miranda Lambert's publicity apparatus released information about the country star's "Pink Guitars and Roadside Bars" tour, it didn't mention that Lambert would be bringing along a ringer.
Maybe you have seen Gary Reid lately in costume as bluegrass music pioneer Carter Stanley, in Reid's one-man show about the late performer.
David Wilcox and Underhill Rose are the first acts on board for Harvester Performance Center's series, Harvester Dinner Theater & The Cafe. The cafe in question is Bootleggers, the Harveste...
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Cancer would not appear to have much of a chance against Sharon Jones, even if it keeps coming for her.
In the Pokey LaFarge song "Central Time," the performer sings of people in the midwest "working hard as ever."
The Palms Restaurant, in Lexington, has a cool weekly event for original singer/songwriters. It is hoping you have the stuff to be a part of it.
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UPDATED 12:46 p.m. Sept. 16: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
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O-la, o-la, ayy! Big fun is coming to Elmwood Park on Sept. 19. Henry Street Heritage Festival organizers have just added Kid N Play to the bill.
Dwight Yoakam lyric from 1986: "I wanna thank you girl for teaching me brand new ways to be cruel."
A thunderstorm with high winds has made a mess of things at Lockn', where organizers have had to delay opening the venue's campgrounds and have canceled all Thursday performances, according to a ne...
The first song on Dwight Yoakam's latest album has a harmonic flourish that immediately says "Beach Boys."
Roanoke has a small but powerful independent rock scene. Typically, it centers on Bazaar Consignments, the Brandon Avenue shop that sells records, clothes, art and random cool items.
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It's a decade of live music and food at Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill. The venue celebrates it on Saturday.
Here's what's happening in the nightspots
A week ago, WDBJ-7 reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were at Dr Pepper Park, doing a preview of that venue's Wing Fest. Today, venue officials are postponing an event there as they ...
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Every gambler knows that the secret to survival is ... wait a minute. Let's remove that earworm for a moment and focus on some concert news.
Joan Jett is only four months into her era as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, but she still has something to prove.
There are so many places to stream new music. Recently, a couple of acts with local roots have reached out to me about new stuff on their bandcamp.com pages. Both of them are worth checking out.
A Glade Hill auto body repair business is shuttling audiences to shows at Rocky Mount's Harvester Performance Center.
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OLD TIME FIDDLE
Print space is limited. Web space is not, so much. Sometimes, that's fine. Many interview subjects have nothing to say. Comic and HBO talk show host Bill Maher, who plays Berglund Performing Arts T...
Country music star Miranda Lambert will bring her “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” tour to the Berglund Center this fall, with three other country artists, Ashley Monroe, Clare Dunn and Courtney Co...
Martinsville music and arts festival Rooster Walk's organizers are up to something new. They announced this week the inaugural Brewster Walk for uptown. Blues rock blaster Chris Duarte, former Mart...
Roanoke's best known indie-rock export, Eternal Summers, promised something big for its hometown fans. And it has delivered.
First world problems, high class issues, whatever cliche you want to use. I have one. One of my musical heroes, Ry Cooder, is coming to Harvester Performance Center on Aug. 20, to play with Ricky S...
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You want hard rock in your civic center auditoriums? Salem is giving you some. The city announced a triple bill set for Nov. 8 at Salem Civic Center.
Illbotz is back! At least, the nerdcore rap duo has a new single. And it's fun, as Illbotz tracks are, typically.
With their purchase of Floyd Country Store, Dylan Locke and Heather Krantz have kept important things in place. Where they have changed things is where they shine brightly. A variety of musical act...
Roanoke's Taubman Museum of Art has been doing music since it first opened the doors, and continues bringing in quality local and regional performers. Here's what the joint has on tap through early...
Flat Pickin’ Fridays takes place at the Daleville Town Center on Aug. 14. The date was incorrect in Thursday’s Extra. The Community Stage at Blacksburg’s Steppin’ Out festival on Friday and Saturda...
FloydFest 14 is now officially in the books, with the announcement of the annual event's fan-voted On the Rise contest winners. As often happens, a couple of North Carolina acts impressed the patro...
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Once upon a time at The Roanoke Times, during a management regime far, far away, a boss floated an idea to write about how segregated a city Roanoke is. It was a complicated topic, and one that did...
The Avett Brothers will return to Virginia Tech on Sept. 11, the university announced Friday.
The beginning of fall will see a New England invasion in Roanoke with the band Lake Street Dive. On Oct. 3, the soul, R&B and jazz quartet will take the stage at the Jefferson Center.
FloydFest video - Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas play 'The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band'
The Ferrum Folklife Porch at FloydFest is the first thing that most people see when they come past the festival's front entrance. Stellar shows have happened there — Rev. Frank Newsome is one that ...
While I was just too tired from a sprained knee and a day on the river to make real sense of late Saturday, the indefatigable Ty Brady, master surveyor, was shooting photos of the main stage action...
It was 10:40 a.m. by my laptop when I began this entry.
While I was on the Little River, floating and chilling, Ty Brady was wandering the grounds at FloydFest, taking pix, as he does. Because he rocks. Here are some.
As music began to pour from speakers at FloydFest on Saturday, people with kayaks and inner tubes splashed into the nearby Little River.
Larry Dudley Yates, 60, of Pulaski, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015.Larry was preceded in death by his father, Robert Dudley Yates; and his beloved wife, Verona Gail Yates. He is survived by his mother, Virginia S. Yates; sons, Eric Yates and wife, Melanie, Nick Yates and significant other, Candi Branscome; grandchildren, Josie Yates, Gracie Yates, Makenna Yates, Brooke Branscome, and Mackenzie Knight; great-grandson, Isaac Martin; sisters, Ann Epperly and husband Ken, Kay Yates; as well as a host of extended family and friends.Larry was a longtime employee of Volvo Trucks in Dublin. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will follow at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Larry to the American Cancer Society or to the Pulaski Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.
Geraldine W. Joyce, 64, of Martinsville, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015. Arrangements by Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett.
Cecil Robert Butler, 53, of Bedord, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
Aulcie M. Ritter, 80, of Dublin, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, 540-980-6160.