Stewart ‘Dirk’ Fischer: An Appreciation

Fischer left a brilliant legacy of 60-plus years of arrangements and compositions. The Santa Clarita Valley lost a legendary composer/arranger and music educator, his family...
Al Schmitt at 2013 Grammy Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, courtesy Al Schmitt

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...
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Ron Howard Beatles Touring Years Doc Due Sept. 16

 First 'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years' trailer debuts; film premieres theatrically Sept. 16 and streams on Hulu Sept. 17  Edited...

Grateful Dead-Jefferson Starship at Lindley Meadows, 9/28/75

A very slightly edited version of a feature concert review of The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Starship that was first published in Cash Box...
Nikhil Korula Band

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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Sgt. Pepper Spiced My Summer of Love 50 Years Ago

This is not a review of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" 50th-anniversary package, out May 25, a week shy of 50...

‘Carry On’ with Stephen Stills Boxed Set

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. The much-anticipated Stephen Stills "Carry On" boxed set is due from Rhino Entertainment on March 26, four...
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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....

Local Faves Sheila E., Ozomatli On Playboy Jazz Bill In June

Latin and rock drummer/percussionist Sheila E. and multi-cultural genre-mashing septet Ozomatli, who've both appeared in the Santa Clarita Valley and developed a local fan...

Russ Les Paul Jr. Spotlight Q&A at Julien’s

The Les Paul Estate, the Les Paul Foundation and Russ Les Paul Jr. tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills on Friday...
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