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Bon Jovi chooses Nashville band to open concert at Philips Arena

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Nashville quintet Maradeen has been plucked from the competition to open for Bon Jovi at the band’s Feb. 10 concert at Philips Arena. A few weeks ago, the band announced a contest for a series of opening acts to join them on their “This House is Not for Sale” tour, which kicks off Feb. Show More Summary

Adam Ant's Seattle Show Still on Despite Death of Guitarist Tom Edwards

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal On January 25, Tom Edwards, 41-year-old guitarist and musical director for British '80s glam-rock superstar Adam Ant, died of suspected heart failure in New Jersey while on a tour of North America. Despite this tragic setback, Adam Ant will still perform on Friday, Feb. Show More Summary

What music gets Atlanta Falcons players pumped before a game?

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene HOUSTON – Headphones are as much an accompaniment to a football player as a helmet, which is a good thing because most have divergent tastes in music. Except, maybe, for Atlanta Falcons center Alex...Show More Summary

Oh, Look. There's a Dumb Gay Person On the Top of the NYT Homepage.

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Sigh. Mr. Trump’s new immigration policy may be setting off protests around the country and raising eyebrows and objections among allies abroad. But at home, a large portion of the electorate is behind the president. Mr. Show More Summary

Third Rollin Smoke Barbeque Debuts

Spring Valley, “put some South in ya mouth!” Rollin Smoke Barbeque Address: 4115 S. Grand Canyon Dr., Suite 100 Phone: 702-816-3634 Status: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rollin Smoke Barbeque and the "Lil Bitty Piggy" mascot have made the leap across town to Spring Valley and quietly debuted its third outpost over the weekend. Show More Summary

“Sound Worlds: the Sonification of the Japanese Garden” sacrificed structure for chance

Bent Frequency’s January 20th program, Sound Worlds: the Sonification of the Japanese Garden, presented four works representing “music informed and inspired by the design elements, proportions, and aesthetics of the Japanese Garden....

A football fan’s dream: Headed to Houston to help cover Super Bowl 51

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene If you watch “This is Us,” then you remember the episode when Kate explains to boyfriend Toby that her love of football was cultivated by her dad. Now that...

Film Scores That Will Keep You Calm In Trump's America

I've been trying to find ways to keep from freaking out about every Trump-related piece of news that comes through the pipeline. It's a hard task in an industry that requires me to stay glued to Twitter, certainly, but anyone feeling...Show More Summary

Emmanuelle Riva obituary

Actor celebrated for her intellectual performances who achieved early success in Hiroshima Mon Amour For her brave, unsentimental performance as an elderly woman agonisingly declining physically and mentally in Michael Haneke’s Amour (2012), Emmanuelle Riva, who has died aged 89, became the oldest best actress Oscar nominee ever, at 85. Show More Summary

Concert review: Alan Jackson bolsters authentic country music

It all started in 1989. Those were the first words audience members at the Infinite Energy Center heard while patiently waiting for Alan Jackson to take the stage Saturday night. Those words kicked off a...

A Post-National Framework for Peace and Stability in the Middle East – by Sam Farah

A Post-National Framework for Peace and Stability in the Middle East Sam Farah – txtwxe@google.com For Syria Comment – January 2017 The Syrian crisis, about to enter its sixth year, has created the largest humanitarian disaster since the Cold War, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths and creating the worst refugee crisis of our generation. Show More Summary

Dunwoody Homeowners Association annual meeting is Sunday 3 pm at the High School

Have you paid your dues to support their fine work? Annual MeetingSunday Jan 29 at 3 p.m. Dunwoody High School Auditorium The Dunwoody Homeowners Association annual meeting will take place this Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm in the auditorium at Dunwoody High School at 5035 Vermack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Show More Summary

Senator Maria Cantwell on Betsy DeVos: "I Will Be Voting NO"

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Yeah, no. Courtesy of Senator Maria Cantwell As Zoë Carpenter said over at The Nation, Betsy DeVos failed her education secretary test last week. During the process, the radical Christian and billionaire revealed her ignorance of common debates in education and of existing federal laws. Show More Summary

Ablatives, Albert Hall and up the Albion | Brief letters

Michael Fallon and Syria | Latin grammar | Weetabix | More disappearing articles Michael Fallon criticises the passing Russian aircraft carrier (Report, 26 January). His government was one of those that incited a Syrian uprising with public statements of “Assad must go” then failed to support the rebels when they did. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Will Trump Assist Seattle If the Big One Hits? Seattle's Airport Is Getting Busier

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Who will rescue me? Maybe not Trump. VITORIANO JUNIOR/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM On January 26, a 9.0 Earthquake Shook the Pacific Northwest Like a Spoiled Brat With a Rag Doll: The following day, January 27, Japan was hit by a wave that appeared to come from nowhere. Show More Summary

Video purports to shows prisoners offering protection and escape help to drug lord 'El Chapo'

A group of men claiming to be incarcerated in a federal maximum security prison in California filmed a video message for Mexico’s drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pledging to protect the captured drug lord and help him escape. The YouTube video, which includes profanity, shows five men,...

Watch: Car Seat Headrest, a Rising Seattle Rock Band, Break-In KEXP's New Live Room

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Wholly Toledo—Car Seat Headrest are on fire. Car Seat Headrest—led by Seattle-via-Virginia transplant/songwriting prodigy Will Toledo—played the first ever set at KEXP's new Live Room on January 10, and the station benevolently uploaded the performance to YouTube yesterday. Show More Summary

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