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Phantom Blues Band Toplines 2017 Ventura County Blues Fest

The 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, headlined by the Grammy-winning Phantom Blues Band, throws down at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo, California, on Saturday, April...
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Willie Nelson & Family Rolling to Santa Clarita

American Music Icon Adds Santa Clarita Valley Stop to 2014 Tour April 5 Willie Nelson & Family make their first-ever Santa Clarita Valley appearance when...
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Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Previews Bob Dylan’s ‘Shadows in the Night’

“My wife thinks it’s a sexy record,” says Al Schmitt, who recorded and engineered the Dylan sessions at Capitol Studios in fall 2014 By...
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Beatles Ed Sullivan Debut Rocked Sis and Me

An Appreciation by a Pair of First-Generation Fans who Saw the Fab Four’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Debut and Birth of U.S. Beatlemania on Feb....
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‘Supernatural’ Fate for Texas Artist Boyd Elder’s ‘Y6 Sunrise’ Bull Skull

Actor Jensen Ackles Adds Storied Bull Skull Art Piece to his Texas Art Collection By Stephen K. Peeples The saga of "Y6 Sunrise" reads like a...
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Hard Six ‘Behind the Lens’ Rocks with Stephen K. Peeples

Ventura's outlaw punkabilly trio Hard Six launched "Behind the Lens," an exhibit of 19 photos of the band shot by 10 Southern California photographers,...
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Legendary Photographer Henry Diltz Unveils ‘Unpainted Faces’ in L.A.

Legendary Photographer Henry Diltz Unveils 'Unpainted Faces' in L.A. Painstakingly reproduced from the original B&W negatives A new in-depth interview with Henry Diltz Fully...

Cosby to Pass the Microphone as Playboy Jazz Emcee

Dr. William H. Cosby, the famed comedian, Grammy-winning recording artist, author, philanthropist, community activist and educator, will intro the artists this weekend for his...
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Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ceremony Outside Capitol Tower Set for Thurs., Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m.  By Stephen K. Peeples Al Schmitt, the most honored recording engineer and producer in Grammy...

Spotlight Q&A with Domino Bobby Whitlock, Pt. 1: Intro & Stax

Special note for SCV music fans headed to the SXSW 2012 music blowout in Austin: Derek & The Dominos legend Bobby Whitlock and his...
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