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Rick Shaw, Miami Radio Legend – A WQAM Listener’s Appreciation

Miami radio legend Rick Shaw passed away at his home in Cooper City, Florida, on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was 78. Shaw was the top-rated...
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Lennonology Author Joins John Lennon 75th Birthday Party

Noted Beatles author Chip Madinger publishes Lennon-Ono chronology spanning 1966-1980 By Stephen K. Peeples Just in time to help celebrate what would have been rock music...

Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses ‘Blow’ Hard on Second Album

Party Band Updates Classic  Jump-Swing Style with New Originals on Second Album, an Out-of-the-Box Jazz Hit On "Blow," Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses'...
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Carole King: ‘A Natural Woman – The Ode Collection’ Liner Notes (1994)

Joining in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Carole King's milestone Tapestry album on February 10, 2021, and the multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and...
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‘Beatles 1+’ Giles Martin, Michael Lindsay-Hogg Q&A at Grammy Museum

"Beatles 1" and "Beatles 1+" reissue audio producer-engineer ‎Giles Martin and renowned film director ‎Michael Lindsay-Hogg appeared live at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis...
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Jimi Hendrix ‘Voodoo Child’ Bio: Kubernik Brothers Q&A

EXP ANNOUNCER: We interrupt our regular programming with a special announcement regarding a new book about Jimi Hendrix whose authors offer a fresh perspective...
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Armadillo Rising – Wittliff Collection Rocks 1970s Austin Music Scene

Bill Wittliff and The Wittliff Collections' "Armadillo Rising: Austin's Music Scene in the 1970s" event attracted a standing-room-only audience of Texas music and pop...
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Eulogy: Lorraine Marion Miceli Martini (July 10, 1929-June 12, 2020)

The following is the eulogy for Lorraine M. Martini, written by Stephen K. Peeples and read by Veronica J. Peeples on July 9, 2020: Lorraine...
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Nikhil Korula Launches Solo EP, NK Band Rocks House of Blues

Group Headlines July 9 with Songs from Korula's 'Solo Sessions' By Stephen K. Peeples Multi-genre singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader Nikhil Korula and the NK Band...
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Walk of Western Stars Honors Andre & Renaud Veluzat, Bo Hopkins

Capping the 2017 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, the city of Santa Clarita honored celebrated character actor Bo Hopkins and Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios...
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